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Helping Children Feel Hopeful

Helping Children Feel Hopeful

2020 has been a challenging year for families. Kids' circumstances have changed dramatically, for most shifting from predominantly in-person, hands-on living to remote living and the relative isolation that comes with it. The ongoing adversity, uncertainty, and loss...

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Kid’s heart rates in the pandemic

Kid’s heart rates in the pandemic

In mid-March, schools across the country shut down. My seven-year-old son took it well; life went on. We spent some time early in the pandemic hiking, playing soccer, and even skiing a bit in Vermont, where we live. As weeks of isolating ourselves turned into months,...

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The Power of Destigmatizing Language

One in five people experience a serious mental illness at some point in their lives. In addition to confronting daily struggles associated with mental illness, many people also experience mental health stigma. Stigma is a product of media messaging, hateful politics,...

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Activities for kids

Muscle Memory Book

Muscle Memory Book

When learning things like how to ride a bike or play the piano, it is important to practice. Practice helps us to build muscle memory in our brains so that we can do things more easily and skillfully.

My Calming Skills

My Calming Skills

Mightier teaches deep breathing, crossing the midline, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindful tracing, but there are many more skills that kids can use to bring their heart rates down!