Fri, 27 March 2009
Amy and Sheryl discuss their typically crazy weeks, including Jury Duty for brand-new US Citizen Sheryl. Their minds are still wrapped up in the impact of the economic crisis on moms and families.
Then Mojo Mom switches gears to interview Irene van der Zande, founder of Kidpower. Over the past 20 years, Kidpower has taught personal safety skills to over 1.2 million people of all ages. Amy and Irene talk about the founding principles that have made Kidpower so successful, and the reasons why it is so important to teach kids skills that will allow them to gain life experience and explore the world with confidence. Child safety is often a missing chapter from parenting education, and Kidpower fills in that knowledge gap with strategies and skills. Amy Tiemann has joined Irene's efforts by starting a new center, Kidpower North Carolina.