Colin Stewart

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (8 of 8)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 365,345 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 8
Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Bab&hellip by Irene van der Zande
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple yet brilliant, 21 Feb 2014
Irene crafts a fantastic book here. Using lots of real world examples drawn from her long career teaching children and their caregivers (parents, guardians, grandparents, nursery staff, teachers, etc) how to be safe, she seamlessly teaches us how to be safer parents. Not only does the book teach what we might consider 'classical safety skills', it teaches skills for training our children to have better interpersonal boundary setting skills to make them more resilient and less likely to be the victim of bullying or abuse.
The book does use material from some of Irene's earlier books (1,2,3 The Toddler Years, The Kidpower Book for caring adults) but there is a lot of new material here… Read more
Original Strength: Regaining The Body You Were Mea&hellip by Tim Anderson
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
First of all, I'm a big follower of Geoff Neupert's blog, newsletter and videos. He's an excellent kettlebell coach.

Secondly, I'm a PT/Stength & Conditioning coach myself, with a background as an MEng, so I'm used to being able to read studies and pick apart any supporting evidence.

To the book itself. The movements are great, the programming is great and I really do think that people should be following systems like this. On this I was tempted to give a 4 or 5 star rating.

So why the three? The book harps on like a sales pitch trying to sell the idea behind the book. If you've bought the book, you don't really need a further sales pitch. So the constant… Read more
Kidpower Older Kids Safety Comics: An Introduction&hellip by Irene van der Zande
5.0 out of 5 stars People Safety Skills, 21 Sep 2012
The Kidpower Safety Comic isn't just for children, but for their adults as well. This includes parents, grandparents, teachers childminders etc. The beauty of the comic is how it's designed so that adults read it with their children and it encourages healthy and guided discussion on what can be some quite tricky and touchy subjects. For adults it shows you how to coach children and encourage their development. You'll find it hard not to start treating children with a lot more respect, it's so easy in busy modern life to relegate these 'little people' to 2nd class citizens, telling them what to do/not do rather than taking the time to teach them (which actually does save time in the… Read more

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