In today’s episode, I have a conversation with Dr. Jason Kahn, PhD. Jason, as he prefers to be called, is a developmental psychologist and co-creator of Mightier. Mightier is a program I’ve talked about quite a bit because it uses video games to help kids learn to emotionally self-regulate. That means fewer emotional outbursts or meltdowns, and a reduction of parental stress.
Jason talks about how Mightier is empowering kids and parents to better manage life on COVID19 lockdown. Lockdown is disruptive for everyone but it’s especially distressing for kids, which is one reason we see an uptick in meltdowns or outbursts right now.
Mightier is absolutely amazing and works for pretty much anyone. We talk about the science behind is and why it works so well. If your child is struggling with meltdowns or emotional outbursts, PLEASE listen and check out Mightier. I’ve been using it with my youngest for a year and a half and it’s amazing.
You can read my full review of Mightier here.
You can purchase Mightier by clicking here.
About Dr. Jason Kahn:
Dr. Kahn is a developmental psychologist and researcher from Boston Children’s Hospital, an instructor at Harvard, co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Mightier.
Find Mightier at mightier.com
My comprehensive review of MIghtier can be found at theautismdad.com/mightier
You can find me: theautismdad.com
While I may receive credit for purchases of Mightier made through my link, I firmly believe in this program and its ability to improve the quality of life of our loved ones struggling with emotional regulation. I use this with my own kids, and have found great success.
IMPORTANT COVID19 INFORMATION
I wanted to provide you with a list of reliable sources for information regarding COVID19. Facts, science medicine and accurate, truthful information matter now more than ever. These are some of the people and medical facilities that I trust and rely on for information about this pandemic. Please give them a follow.
Dr. Tara C. Smith
Professor, infectious disease epidemiologist
This episode is sponsored by Mightier. Mightier is an amazing program out of Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s. It uses video games to teach kids to emotionally self-regulate. Visit theautismdad.com/mightier and find out more information, including how to get a free 30 day trial.
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