This section provides a series of handouts for
use in parent educator workshops and presentations. You may reprint and
distribute these handouts as long as they remain unchanged
in their present form. Version dates are indicated for each handout.
references in support of Raising Courageous Kids
|Young Children Article (January 2005)
Steps to Mighty Hearts: The Origins of Courage January
21, 2005 (pdf
Article that appeared in the January
issue of Young Children, the journal for the National
Association for the Education of Young Children.
Childhood Application Guide February
13, 2005 (pdf
Resource to use with early
childhood educators and students to implement the above Young
guide for professionals June
29, 2004 (pdf
This Workshop guide is intended
for use by a parent educator or teacher with groups of parents
who want to gather to discuss the issue of courage and children.
Participants do not have to have a copy of Raising
Courageous Kids to participate. These workshops may be held
in churches, schools, homes, libraries, or community centers.
This document is a PDF file that can be downloaded by clicking
on the link (right clicking to save).
of the eight steps July
4, 2004, version b (pdf
A general, playful summary of key elements
at each step: discovery-skill-goal-person-mythology-stories-nature-color-creature.
structures related to courage October
3, 2004 (pdf
Key brain structures significant for the exersize
of courage and the development of a conscience.
mommy the teddy bear October
4, 2004 (pdf
A flow chart showing the sequence of decisions
and actions a toddler might take when seeing his or her mother
crying. Should be used with Brain structures related to courage.
related to the national
These resources can be downloaded by
any visitor, but were intended primarily for use by participants in
the satellite broadcast or who have purchsed the video from Iowa State
I respond to questions asked by participants
in the satellite teleconference. Includes the PowerPoint slide text.
Overview of bullying for use as part
of the satellite and video program.
eight steps to courage and bullying September
15, 2004 (pdf)
Applying the eight steps to courage to
two of the three elements
in bullying: target, and bully.
and the recipe for terror November
30, 2004 (pdf)
The factors that contribute and describe
the bully, family, victim, audience, and school.
and consequences October
3, 2004 (pdf
Applying the eight steps to courage to positive
and negagive experiences and their consequences. Target audience
is primarily professionals who work with at-risk children.
courageous kids: bullying
vs. peer challenges September
15, 2004 (pdf)
Applying the eight steps to courage by contrasting
the tasks of two elements in the bullying triangle: target and victim (the
third is the bully). In my view, there is a difference between
bullying and peer challenges. The second handout provides a
contrast between these two events. Handouts will be explained
further at the Finding a Mighty Heart: Acquiring the Courage
to Stand Up for Oneself and Others program I will conduct
on December 7 for the national
parenting satellite teleconference offered by Iowa State
Public Radio (no longer available)
A 1-hour call-in interview and Alaska Public Radio
website with additional resources. I was very impressed with the
professionals who conducted
the interview and set up the website. Highly recommended.
This website was created to support
my new initiative specificially on bullying. Although the site
is based on the issues explored in Raising Courageous Kids, the .
If you are a teacher or youth worker with children from about ten
to twelve years of age, you might be interested in The
Everyday Hero website that has many activities for use with your
children. This website preceded Raising Courageous Kids and is not
based on all the skills in that book. Someday I might revise it based
on the newer information.
|The WonderWise Parent
My first major website that has many resources, programs,
and ideas for parents and professionals.
Many of the examples of "Mighty Hearts" in Raising Courageous Kids are recipients of the Carnegie
Hero Medal. Enter the name of your city or
state into their
search engine to see a list of recipients over the last
100 years in your area. Their stories are well worth reading.
Revised: February 25, 2005
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