by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Dec 18, 2018
Take 90 seconds to laugh with Irene and Ed The old English proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” has been especially relevant in our household these past few weeks. I have had to learn how to get around while healing from my broken ankle with a big purple cast on my leg. I […]
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Apr 27, 2018
As a child, I always used to wonder about the foolish choices people in folk tales would make when they were granted three wishes, getting themselves into so much trouble with the first two wishes that they needed to waste their last wish to fix everything. Why didn’t they start by wishing for at least […]
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Oct 6, 2016
This 90-minute free webinar with Kidpower Founder Irene van der Zande and Positive Parenting Solutions Founder Amy McCready provides simple effective bullying prevention tools for parents, guardians, and educators.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Aug 18, 2016
Even a few minutes of learning a week can make a great difference to our children’s safety and confidence all their lives long! I want to thank everyone who responded so positively to our Back to School With Safety and Confidence post last week by using and sharing this information. I also want to call […]
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | May 25, 2016
Here are some resources providing simple steps parents can take and safety skills they can teach their kids before year-end events, summer camps, and recreational activities start, in ways that are fun and age-appropriate rather than scary.