These new releases of the Kidpower Safety Comics series from Little Pickle Press are not just improved with new covers and even more inclusive and entertaining cartoons; they also are expanded with more stories that clearly show, step-by-step, what it means when we talk about Putting Safety First and how to practice Kidpower skills to be safe and have great relationships.
I’m delighted that we have these books for her (and her generation) to grow up with—to pull out whenever she has a new friend, a problem at school, or is nervous about a new activity or transition. This summer, we made safety plans together and practiced skills she might need to be safe for each of the new and exciting camps she went to this year. Each week on the first day of a new camp we walked up, holding hands, introduced ourselves to the counselors, and then she’d let go of my hand, give me a hug and say, “Bye mommy—you can go now!” as she ran off to join her campmates. And I felt confident that she would tell me that night about new friends and how she tried new things—and that if she had a problem she knew how to get help, and that she would tell me all about that, too.
At Kidpower, we hear all the time from parents who tell us about how their kids go back to our Safety Comics over and over, how it has helped them find solutions to some tough situations, and helped them learn how to advocate for themselves and others. I wanted to give you a glimpse of that same phenomenon from my life and let you know how excited I am to show my daughter and her friends the new stories in the Safety Comics about giving consent in a friendship—and as she gets older, to look at the dating safety cartoon stories in the teen and adult Fullpower Safety Comics. These are the skills that make way for her to have joyful, healthy, deep relationships with family and friends, as well as preparing her to take on more independence. Just as important, using the Safety Comics books to reinforce and practice safety skills with her helps ME—by knowing that when she’s not with us or other adults in charge, she has the skills to make wise choices for herself.
I hope you enjoy the Kidpower Safety Comics series with your family, students, and any other children in your life, as much as we do.