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“Thank you Kidpower for helping me enjoy my relatives instead of yelling at them.”

Knowing how to avoid conflict helps families to have more fun and fewer problems.

I confess that I’ve dreaded family gatherings because invariably, arguments, even fights arise – over politics, religion, you name it. A friend suggested I look into Kidpower’s Relationship Safety resources, and these powerful tools totally changed things for me.

By learning how to manage my emotional triggers and be persistent in setting boundaries, I knew how to refuse getting into big arguments, and instead to just to have fun with my family.

Rather than getting caught up in needing to persuade anyone about my point of view, I kept saying, ‘Let’s agree to disagree so we can enjoy this time together.‘ Instead of getting hurt feelings about old jokes from the past, I would interrupt and change the subject by saying, ‘Excuse me. There should be a statute of limitations on jokes about what we did as kids. Let’s go get dinner ready.

I also coached my teens to politely and firmly interrupt and change the subject when they were asked intrusive questions about their school or jobs by asking another question, ‘Please tell me about your trip to Europe.’

Now, thanks to my Kidpower skills, I’m looking forward to family gatherings instead of dreading them!

~ Gloria, Health Aid & Mother of 3 teens

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Published: November 24, 2019   |   Last Updated: November 24, 2019

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.