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In memoriam George Floyd and victims of Authoritarian Violence

In memoriam George Floyd and victims of Authoritarian Violence

"It can be dangerous" was the reply of a child when we asked why they said they wouldn't do anything if they saw someone hurt a friend.

Yes, it can be dangerous, very good. But what else could you do? After a bit of thinking, they remembered they could call a grown-up. And they became happy knowing a new way of being a Hero. We hope when the time comes, they'll remember it.

The case of George Floyd and all cases of Authoritarian Violence, are more terrible than most because authorities are...


Hero Workout Game

Hero Workout Game

Even though times are tough, we know you're trying your best!
 
 
 It's now been several weeks, even months, since people have had to change their daily routines to stay safe and keep others safe. At home, our WEEROES have adjusted well to the new routines. They play and do activities, leave us to work - most of the time - and have responded well to video calling friends, family and school!
 
As part of our routines,...


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.

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?...