In our troubled world, where abuse, bullying and intolerance of others is on the rise, the value of what Kidpower teaches children and adults is more valuable than ever. What I especially appreciate about them - in addition to their extraordinary range of helpful resources and training programs - is that they refuse to monger their program based on fear. Their message acknowledges the difficulties people may face, but does so in a constructive and factual method; informing, educating, encouraging. They tailor their training to the needs of the individual, whether a special needs person, a toddler, an educator or a safety officer. We need more non-profits like Kidpower in this world.
Kidpower's workshops for kids and for teens have brought me and my family huge peace of mind over the years. As my kids were growing up, it was easy to think about all the things I was afraid of, like bullying and molestation and abduction, but I knew I didn't want to burden my kids with those worries.
Kidpower skills and methods helped me to learn how to focus on the skills I want my kids to know rather than on the harm that scared me. This change in perspective made everything easier! Instead of worrying if they were ready to do something, like go on overnights or walk downtown, I focused my energy on practicing skills - and I noticed that my own belief and confidence in their skills grew! Giving them new freedom got much easier, because I had a clearer sense of their skills.
Kidpower boundary skills strengthened our relationships at home - this was an unexpected benefit! The boundary skills that have helped them over the years to manage relationships with friends - and deal effectively with bullying and harassment - have also helped them communicate more effectively with each other and with me. What a gift this has been!
Both my kids decided to take big trips on their own after turning 18. One worked and traveled in Europe; the other hiked the Appalachian Trail. On the days they left, I felt grateful beyond belief that they were carrying their Kidpower skills with them. I knew they would face possible problems - and I knew they had skills and confidence to take action and put safety first.
I was wanting to start teaching child safety workshops in South Africa, so when researching books. I found the Kidpower book on Amazon. The skills taught were really easy to learn and was so relevant to every day life. I read other books but nothing has come close to relevance of Kidpower skills. I believe every child should have access to the teachings of Kidpower.
Kidpower has literally changed my life. I'm based in the UK and had been researching for a long time about safeguarding and the dangers our children face. When I couldn't find anything in the UK to help with preventative action, I decided to look further afield and came across Kidpower's website, perhaps by chance but I believe that they answered my prayers. I have been in touch with them ever since and have found their resources to be a God-send. I have since ordered all of their books and watched many of their videos and try to read as much as possible about their work, their experience and their advice. Their willingness to help others is wonderful. I hope that their legacy lives on and that their passion for saving lives and helping to prevent unsafe situations is integrated into every family in every society.
I m amazed how responsive and we'll informed the owner is! Very lovely person! M very happy I found kid power..
Kidpower has been wonderful for my 9 year old.
My daughter was having problems with a "friend" who was exhibiting not very friendly behavior and who began targeting my child. My daughter is an only child and as a result has not had to develop the day to day skills other children with siblings have learned; "easy" life skills that were hard for us to teach her without real life situations. I found Kidpower online by doing a google search and have been so grateful for all the information they share so freely. She has been practicing the skills, especially the walking away, and she feels so much more in control of herself and her ability to handle difficult situations.
Great resource for parents with children of all ages.
My daughter participated in a Kidpower program as part of a Victim's Assistance program. It changed her life forever! She became empowered, confident, happier and has carried her lessons throughout her life. I've recommended the program to many parents and I'm so grateful for what they do. A very necessary organization!
Fantastic resource for educating our children and vulnerable members of our society.
I took a Fullpower class and learned so much about myself and skills to stay safe. I had doubts about the class but afterwards I was really glad I attended!