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The Yello Dyno Method™
The Yello Dyno Method™ is the foundation
for all anti-victimization programs. Without it,
other anti-victimization lessons are incomplete.
The fundamental fact is:
If children do not recognize that they are in danger,
it doesn't matter what techniques or rules you teach them.
The Yello Dyno Method™ Diagram
The Yello Dyno Method™ ensures your children automatically recall right action and act on it in a crisis. Based, of course, on the 1981 Nobel Prize-winning research of Dr. Roger Sperry and the internationally recognized research on children in crisis of Dr. Bruce Perry.
The A-B-C's of How It Works
A. Children Have a Right to be Safe First, a child learns what personal safety is and that they have the right to be safe.
B. The Three Core Fundamentals We teach the Three Core Fundamentals that underlie all types of personal safety, whether it's abuse, sexual abuse, molestation, bullying, Internet safety or violent kids. Children learn:
1. Identifies Deceptive Behavior
It's not what people look like, their age, or how well you know them - it's what they ask you TO DO that matters. (Song: Tricky People!)
2. Restores Instincts and Feelings
How to trust and act on their natural instincts and feelings to protect themselves. (Song: We Trust Our Feelings)
3. Builds Self-Confidence
If they feel valuable, they feel worthy of being safe and they will act to protect themselves. (Song: My Body's Mine!)
Children can then sense, recognize, understand, accept, and trust warning signs. Yello Dyno defines and exposes Tricky People and corrects the outdated concept of Stranger Danger.
C. Powerful, Scientific, Musically-Delivered Knowledge
Knowledge is power. Knowledge removes fear. Music is the best way to learn and REMEMBER safety rules. But safety knowledge can not be taught the same way you teach English or math. The knowledge has to be stored in the part of the brain that takes charge when a child is fearful or anxious. That is why Yello Dyno teaches safety lessons through music. Music ensures automatic recall of right action in a crisis. Children remember what to do to stay safe and they do it.
D. The Safety Rules
Because children love characters, and an atmosphere of fun removes fear and improves the ability to learn, the Safety Rules are presented by that Purveyor of Protection, that Paleozoic Personality, that foot-stompin', tail-thumpin' Safety Maven o' Soul, Yello Dyno!
Research Explains the Power of The Yello Dyno Method™
"If a child has information stored in cortical areas but in the specific moment is very fearful, this information is inaccessible. In this regard, cognitively-stored information does little good in the life threatening moment."
"Information learned in song, rhyme or rap is more easily recalled when in a state of high arousal (anxiety). This is due, of course, to the fact that this information is stored in a different fashion than traditional verbal cognitive information."
- Bruce D. Perry, Ph.D.,CivitasViolence and Childhood Trauma: Understanding and responding to the Effects of Violence on Young Children
The Yello Dyno Method™ is Incorporated in All the Yello Dyno Lessons
Another event, another crowd, and another "little" hero confirms Dr. Perry's research:
There's a big festival and thousands of people are there. I turn around and my four-year-old daughter is gone. I panicked. She's all alone in the midst of a giant crowd. So what goes on in a four-year-old's mind at a time like this? "I was singing the song, 'If Your Parents Get Lost'."
She looks around, finds a policeman and tells him, "My mommy's lost, but it's okay because she'll be back real soon!" It's almost verbatim quoting of the lyrics from Yello Dyno's song, If Your Parents Get Lost. She wasn't scared. I was the one who was in hysterics and crying and it's so funny because she looked at me and said, "It's okay, Mom." And she started laughing and said, "That's just like the song, 'You'll be laughing and crying.' I never understood that, but now I know what it means!"
In response to a recent blog on "Around Jan's Kitchen Table" titled "Self-Proclaimed Pedophile is Surprised at 'Pedophilia Hysteria'," Debra Jackson's comments included these about Yello Dyno: "...tonight my husband and I are going to talk about recognizing those deceptive behaviors you talk about. From what I have learned from your website, this is not a one-time talk. We are going to be proactive parents, and follow the instructions in your book. I'm going to use my fury to rekindle my commitment to doing everything I can teach them to protect themselves.... Jan, thank you so very much for your devotion to helping save kids. What a blessing you are for all kids and their parents. Please never tire. You are the lighthouse of knowledge and support we need.
Our heartfelt thanks to Debra and all caring adults who take action to ensure child safety.