by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Dec 3, 2019
“When a large older boy threatened to drown my 10-year old daughter, she yelled until he left her alone! What she had practiced three years earlier came back to her in her time of need. I’ve made sure to tell other parents just how valuable Kidpower is in giving us resources to protect our kids.”
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Jun 1, 2018
Use these Kidpower resources to keep kids safe this summer as they meet new people, go out more on their own, visit different places, and explore our beautiful world.
by Beth McGreevy | Jun 11, 2015
A recap and recording of Kidpower’s “Summer Safety” Coaching call, held June 1, 2015. Read a summary transcript with links to all of the recommended resources and listen to a recording of the call. Parents and professionals called in to talk with Irene van der Zande who helped turn their concerns about safety for kids in summer camp, recreation and travel situations into step-by-step practices to help kids build confidence and skills for taking charge of their own well-being.
by Irene van der Zande, Kidpower Founder and Executive Director | Jun 6, 2014
Taking trips, going to camp, or spending more time on their own in the neighborhood can be great for kids in the summer. But changing routines and going to new places can also present new risks. Here are some resources providing simple steps parents can take and safety skills they can teach their kids before summer camp and recreational activities start, in ways that are fun and age-appropriate rather than scary.