Kidpower North Carolina

amy-mj-smEstablished 2007 by Author and Educator Amy Tiemann, PhD. Joined in 2012 by Product Marketing Engineer Maryjane Hayes, who now serves as Co- Director.

We have taught thousands of children, parents and teachers in public and private workshops. We have been making progress in our outreach program to let as many organizations as possible know about Kidpower, one of which is Friendship Circle, an organization serving special needs populations and their teen buddies.

In addition to establishing Kidpower North Carolina, Amy is currently collaborating with Irene van der Zande on an independent research project and book, Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.

Maryjane started working with Kidpower of Colorado in 2002 and has helped to teach many thousands of parents, children, and people of all ages with disabilities there. After she and her husband, Jared Hayes, who is also a very experienced Kidpower instructor, relocated to North Carolina, Maryjane became co-director with Amy. Together, their dedication, exceptional teaching skills, and leadership are greatly expanding the growth of our center and our capacity to provide services.

“I was on the playground during a school social event when an 8-year-old girl and boy were playing nearby. Their game had got too rough, and the girl was running away and telling him to stop, but he kept pursuing her aggressively. As the kids ran by me, the boy reached out to hit or grab the girl, and I caught his arm and said calmly and firmly, ‘She said no.’ This totally defused the situation and the kids went on their way without any more trouble. Think of how much better our world would be if everybody learned and lived out the power of ‘she said no’ all the time. We can work toward this, thanks to Kidpower.”  — Amy Tiemann, Center Co-Director and Instructor

north-carolina-kidpower-outlineContact Us
Kidpower North Carolina
1289 N. Fordham Blvd, #333
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 586-7061


Maryjane Teaching

Maryjane teaching

A student practicing setting boundaries with Kidpower NC co-director, Amy Tiemann, PhD

Student setting boundaries.

A student practicing setting boundaries with Kidpower NC co-director, Amy Tiemann, PhD

Jared Hayes, Senior Instructor

Traveling Instructors for Private Group Workshops

Kidpower instructors lead comprehensive learning experiences with skill, compassion, and humor. If you live far from a Center but want Kidpower training for a group, please email! We look forward to exploring what arrangement could work for your group and for Kidpower.

If you are not able to organize a private group workshop, please consider traveling to an existing center for a workshop or contacting us for long-distance consultations via video conference. You might also consider starting a center in your community!

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