COVID had taken its toll on pretty much everyone and my family is no exception.
One of the things that I want to do is spend the summer, helping my kids to get back to some semblance of normalcy. COVID was very challenging partly due to the isolation, but also because of the frustration, anxiety, and fear it caused on the daily.
As an adult, I found myself struggling to manage these emotions and I have a lifetime of experience to assist me.
My kids on the other hand, struggled with managing these emotions in a way that was appropriate. Frankly, I feel like they’ve done an amazing job but we also have room for improvement. Helping them to better manage how they feel, is one of the most empowering things we can do for our kids.
As you may or may not be aware of by now, I am a huge fan of Mightier. Mightier is a biofeedback based video game platform that teaches kids to recognize, and manage their emotions in healthy, productive, and appropriate ways. It’s tested and proven effective by Harvard Medical and Boston Children’s.
It basically works like this.
Your child wears a wrist strap heart rate monitor that syncs up to the games. The goal is to always keep their heart rate under control. That can prove be challenging, due to things like frustration, excitement, anger, anxiety, or fear.
When your child’s heart rate climbs to a certain level, the games become less fun to play. At this point, your child is guided through some proven calming techniques to help them manage how they’re feeling. As they calm down and lower their heart rate, the game returns to normal. It’s absolutely amazing how this works and kids learn without realizing that they’re learning because they’re too busy having fun.
Emmett and Gavin are both spending time with Mightier. I want to use the summer months to help them both by helping them better manage their emotions.
This is going to be super helpful when it’s time to go back to school for Emmett. He’s spent the better part of two school years battling with remote learning. Mightier will help him to be ready to take on the new school year as he returns to the classroom full time this fall.
Mightier is also helping Gavin to prepare for moving out. He’s learning skills that will hopefully help him to better interact with the world around him and the people in it.
I can’t say enough about Mightier and I’m so excited about the progresses we’ve already made, as well as the progress we will continue to make going forward.
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