Introducing Kidpower Founder Irene van der Zande to Mojo Mom readers–”Put Safety First” message
Today we have a video greeting made especially for MojoMom.com readers! Kidpower founder and DoingRightByOurKids.com co-creator Irene van der Zande introduces the “Kidpower Founding Principle” that will inspire and empower you to Put Safety First.
Here is Kidpower’s Founding Principle:
The safety and healthy self-esteem of a child are more important than anyone’s embarrassment, inconvenience, and offense.
This can be easy to say but hard to do, and that is where Irene’s new book, The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, provides a valuable resource, providing information, support and skills to teach you how to apply this principle to many situations in life. In my Amazon.com review of The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, I wrote:
The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults is a must-have resource for parents, teachers and other caring adults. As an international nonprofit organization, Kidpower has taught personal safety skills to more than two million people worldwide, through their interactive personal safety workshops and other educational resources. Kidpower’s positive, success-based approach to learning safety skills is both refreshing and effective. Research has validated the Kidpower teaching method as an evidence-based approach.
Incorporating Kidpower skills into my family’s daily lives has helped me raise a child who is independent and prepared to explore the world with safety and confidence. Now all families can access this knowledge through The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, a resource that is chock-full of practical safety skills and strategies, presented in a very accessible format. Topics include these and more: What Adults need to know about “People Safety” for kids; Building a foundation of emotional safety for young people; Five key self-protection strategies for preventing trouble; Protecting young people from bullying; Protecting children from sexual abuse; and Protecting kids from abduction and teaching stranger safety.
Kidpower empowers adults to teach these skills to kids in a way that is both effective and emotionally safe, not scary. This book is a treasure-trove of information and I am proud to give Kidpower my highest personal and professional recommendation.
Amazon.com provides an extensive “Look inside the book” preview that allows you to browse the Table of Contents, introductory pages, index, and covers. I hope you will check it out and add it to your library.