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Raising Heroes

What wanting to become a superhero does to kids

What wanting to become a superhero does to kids

ABC, one of the main Spanish newspapers, published this very interesting interview (original in Spanish) by Laura Peralita of Manuel Antonio Fernández, a Spanish neuropediatrician which I've taken the liberty of providing here in English. The bold highlights are mine to enable fast reading if you wish. Harnessing the power of kids passion for superheroes is a powerful way to communicate and get them to reflect on being a Hero: being strong, being brave and most of all, being kind to others. "It is very common for children to be amazed by the strength, powers or attitudes of a fictional...

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Hero books to inspire kids

Hero books to inspire kids

Heroes have been a way to inspire people from the beginning of Humanity. Cavemen drawings were the first form of "comic books", showing tales of adventures and later, ancient civilizations all around the World used Myths to tell stories, teach values and pass on knowledge.Heroes are today very associated with comic books, but this isn't a list of those, it's a list of Hero-related children books - engaging and create texts, big images and positive, inspiring messages - that we find, love and share here. We'll show the English versions, but check with your local bookstore if they've been translated...

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Tips on talking about Heroes

Tips on talking about Heroes

While they are creating their hero identity, they're in the mindspace of Heroes. This is the right moment to talk to them casually about Heroes.   “Who is your hero?” Don’t be surprised if they answer “my parents”. Parents are typically the biggest reference to children. This places a great responsibility on parents to lead by example. What does your child do that reminds you of…you? Do you need to change any behaviours in front of them?     “Why are they your hero?” or “What makes someone a Hero?” Children typically understand what you mean, let them think of...

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Fun cut-out hero-masks

Fun cut-out hero-masks

Nothing says "heroes" quite like a mask to hide your real identity.   Superheroes often try to keep their real identity a secret for reasons of modesty and humility - avoid public attention - and also to keep enemies from seeking revenge.   Getting your child to make a hero mask is a fun, creative and insightful experience. Children at our Academy events - and at regular family lunches and dinners - always reacted wonderfully when given a hero mask to make for themselves.   Download our heromasks here: Heromask 1 and 2 Heromask 3 Heromask 4 Heromask 5 and...

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Black Panther as a kid

Black Panther as a kid

Black Panther. A first.  So I took Shade - their heroname - over to our Sky Patroller look, one we developed for the more dramatic, darker heroes. Slightly darker red with textured black inserts. And Blackbird wings, of course. I said Sky Patroller didn't I? They went Full Gear up: sweatshirt, pants, vest and wings. Before running off to team up and go heroing with a 3 year old Streak, I had a nice talk with Shade: Why is Black Panther your hero?Because he protects his village, he's strong and has a suit that gives him power to save people.So...

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