20 years as creator and developer of the trademarked/copyrighted Cool Kind Kid brand. Creator and developer of Cool Kind Kid Social Skills, Character Values, and Anti-Bullying Curriculum, Elementary School Edition. Creator and developer of Cool Kind Kid Camp Kits for Ages 4-6 and Ages 7-9. Author of Cool Kind Kid, You Can be a Cool Kind Kid Picture Book 1 Tanner Wants to be Cool. Co-Author of Cool Kind Kid Handbook 1, Be a Cool Kind Kid. Author of Cool Kind Kid Raising a Cool Kind Kid Social Skills and Bullying Prevention Tips. Creator of Cool Kind Kid Social Skills and Anti-Bullying Flash and Game Cards. Creator of Cool Kind Kid Challenger Wrist Bands. Creator of Cool Kind Kid Laminated Dining Skills Placemats. Creator of Cool Kind Kid Bullying Prevention Parent/Teacher Resource Kit [a compilation of many Cool Kind Kid products].
My teaching experience includes manners and social skills private classes for elementary - high school ages. Taught both with curricula that I wrote. Later expanded the original kids' course to the curriculum we have today.
Cool Kind Kid Audio CD - 17 Original Songs, each teaching a different social skill. 16 + national awards, including Parents' Choice, Teachers' Choice, The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval, Academics' Choice Award, and several Creative Child Awards. Endorsed by Common Sense Media and Kids First, Coalition for Quality Children's Media. Creative Child Award Books of the Year - Cool Kind Kid Picture Book, Handbook, and Raising a Cool Kind Kid Book. Creative Child Award Game or Product of the Year - Cool Kind Kid Flash and Game Cards, Wrist Bands, and Parent/Teacher Resource Kit.
BS Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development
I have spent the last 20 years on a mission to help our children find ways to deal with bullying. The materials I have developed are proactive, easy to implement, and fun. The award-winning Cool Kind Kid music is the centerpiece of our products. Cool Kind Kid supports current research advocating social skills, or social competence training, at young ages, as the missing link in bullying prevention. With award-winning music, fun characters and activities, kids are engaged as they learn that they can be both kind and cool. As we redefine "cool" for kids, the motivation for bullying is considerably weakened, and they learn that, "The kind kid is the cool kid, not the bully."