Raising Heroes

Fun cut-out hero-masks

Fun cut-out hero-masks

"I wear a mask not to hide who I am but to create who I want to be"
Batman
Nothing says "heroes" quite like a cool mask.
 
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.
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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...


Being there for our kids

Being there for our kids

Kids are brave. They often stand strong and believe that's what's expected of them.

Hero pose
My kid typically has small bruises on their legs. I see them play at school and it's normally from regular bumps during rougher rumbling around. But nonetheless, Star's mother and I ask her how is school and normally try to understand if...


It's for mine. It's for yours.

It's for mine. It's for yours.

The first one to try my clothes was my child. They're turning 5 soon and as I've mentioned before, they love our looks. Besides being naturally glad they like it, I was relieved when I saw that they, who often have sharing issues regarding their toys, left me in awe when we invited their best friend over and they carefully dressed them first in every single look before trying one on themselves.

Adamantium...


Don't walk on by. Be the One.

Don't walk on by. Be the One.

A lady or a guy is laying down against a wall on the street. Would you stop to help? Curiously, studies show that, in general, the more people present, the less likely it is for that person to receive help. Yes, we didn't believe it either. Until we saw this experiment: People passing by will look to each other to see if anyone acts. Until someone does act, they'll probably walk on by.