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Kidpower Older Kids Safety Comics: An Introduction to "People Safety" for Older Children Ages 9-13 and Their Adults Paperback – 10 Sep 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 58 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (10 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479277622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479277629
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.4 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,083,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

"This is a book I wish my kids had had when they got older and started to be out in the world without me!" says author Irene van der Zande. Irene has been featured as a child safety expert by USA Today, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal. She is also the author of "Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe"; of "The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People"; and of the younger kids' "Kidpower Safety Comics". In addition, Irene is the founder of Kidpower.org, a non-profit organization that has helped to protect over two million people of all ages and abilities from bullying, sexual abuse, abduction, and other violence since 1989 through providing workshops, consultation, and educational resources.

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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 longer term!). There is a section at the front that tells you how to positively coach your children through positive reinforcement, rather than tricking or scaring them.

For kids (and this is the main goal of the book) the stories demonstrate how kids can set boundaries for appropriate behaviour, act more assertive to stay safe and increase awareness. The stories clearly illustrate when it is ok to talk to strangers (lost in a shop?), how rules are different in emergancies (kitchen on fire? should we let the fireman in?) and there is a brilliant story on accepting compliments rather than throwing the away. The use of illustration allows for a lot of information to be given visually and because it's illustration rather than photo's it's very ageless and inoffensive.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x95e43624) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x954ba084) out of 5 stars Makes important skills easy and fun to practice 25 Sept. 2012
By Rumbleweed - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The skills in this book can prevent serious problems, but they are fun to practice with the Kidpower approach. Definitely a great tool for talking about and practicing stranger safety and skills to help prevent abuse and molestation -- without talking about abuse or molestation.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x954ba0d8) out of 5 stars KidPower is Awesome! 27 Sept. 2012
By Cathleen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The KidPower comics helped us SO MUCH with our kids. My son had been very shy, and practicing the activities in the comics helped him be more self confident. On the other hand, my daughter used to walk up to anyone and start chit-chatting. Practicing the activities in the comics taught her some restraint and appropriate boundaries. We had tried to help both kids with these things beforehand, but our advice and cautions never hit home. KidPower, however, spoke their language, and taught them safety skills in simple, non-shaming, and empowering ways. Hooray for KidPower!!!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x954ba510) out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 9 Oct. 2013
By Judi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We found this to be very informative and useful information easily understandable for pre-teens and teens alike. Highly recommend this book.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x954ba4f8) out of 5 stars Love Kidpower's books! 26 Sept. 2012
By New Parent - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm a new parent of a three month old, so we haven't gotten to the book for older kids yet! But I've read it myself and I love the way the skills in this book are essentially the same as the skills in the book for younger kids, but the language meets pre-teens at their own level. Too many safety-oriented books I've seen either talk down to this age group, or introduce topics that they might not be ready for. As always, I think Kidpower does a wonderful job of teaching skills without focusing on the potentially scary or dangerous situations when kids might need them. It's a great balance between acknowledging that there are problems in the world, and giving pre-teens skills they can use to face those problems head-on!
HASH(0x954ba9c0) out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 Jun. 2015
By Kim - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Easy read!
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