“I want to share something wonderful that happened this week.”

These were the first words of a note we got in September from the father of 2-year-old ‘Noah’. He continued:

“Noah’s teacher told me that a girl in their class was trying to grab a toy from him. When Noah didn’t let go, the girl dug her nails into his arm. Noah took a step back, put up both hands, and loudly and confidently said, ‘NO. STOP!’ The teachers heard and helped immediately!

The teacher told me, “I have never seen this in all my years of teaching. Whatever you’re doing – KEEP DOING IT!”

I answered, “Have you heard of KIDPOWER?”

Noah’s father then added, “Another wonderful thing is that, since that first time, I see Noah using his Stop Power on a weekly basis. My most important job is to protect my family, but knowing that they can protect themselves and have a voice is the best feeling ever!”

Children everywhere deserve access to the skills Noah learned from his dad – and you can give them those skills! Donate today – and you can be confident that something wonderful will happen for a child thanks to you!

Plus, your ‘something wonderful’ donation will be DOUBLED through December 31 thanks to our Leadership Circle!

On behalf of all of us at Kidpower and all whose lives will be made safer and happier as a result of your support, THANK YOU!


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Published: December 27, 2022   |   Last Updated: December 27, 2022

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.