Raising Resilience Program
We want our kids to be able to cope with
change. bullies. heartbreak. stress. loss. life.



As kids, we weren't taught how to cope with our emotions. Most of us learned how to bottle them up, ignore them, and analyze instead of feeling. That is, of course, until the anger, anxiety, and stress couldn't be stuffed down anymore ... and we found ourselves exploding.

When we went through middle school, it was dog eat dog. There were no school counselors, and when we went to our parents — if our parents were safe — they didn't really know how to help.

Things have changed. In some ways, for the better. We now have resources we didn't have before. We know more than our parents did. But things are also a lot harder for our kids than they used to be, and sometimes being a modern parent is downright terrifying.

After all, we weren't raised for this. We were raised when "free range parenting" was just parenting. When online bullying and filters weren't a thing. When kids didn't shoot other kids.

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In this changing world, mental health skills are non-negotiable.

To get through childhood — let alone the rest of their lives — our kids need to be raised differently than we were. But...

► How do we teach these skills without a degree in mental health?

► How do we know what's important and what's not?

► And how do we learn alongside our kids, because we haven't mastered these skills ourselves?

► How do we teach these skills when we're already totally overwhelmed and don't need yet another thing to do? 

Believe it or not, science has already figured out what kids need to prevent a mental health crisis. 

We've created a simple, easy-to-execute way to help you learn and teach these skills right at home.

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Create rapid understanding of vital skills with
expert-designed tools + easy-to-implement guides.

We're moms, and we know where you're at. You're already doing a lot (and you're doing a great job at it, we might add). 
You just need a bit of structure and added support to take what you're doing and supercharge it

Watch a quick video walkthrough of each month:


What your family will learn in this thoughtfully designed program:

Visual structure has been proven to help people of all ages — but especially kids — feel safe and less stressed. In month one, we help you to easily implement visual routines, rhythms, and rituals. We promise, you'll be totally blown away by big of an impact it makes.

All of our future months build upon this foundation. 

We want our kids to feel comfortable coming to us when they're upset, need help, or have messed up. 

We do this by strengthening the parent-child relationship. In month two, we help you have open conversations and reassure your kids that you'll always be there — even when they've made a big mistakes.

Then in month four, we build upon those skills by helping you to implement sustainable one-on-one time that doesn't mess with your mental health (that is, no playing barbies or Minecraft for hours on end).

This is the groundwork we must lay to build more trust and understanding.

With this combination of guides and tools, you will:

▪︎ involve kids in ongoing conversations that foster a deeper connection;create a supportive network of trusted individuals (Who is a safe grown-up to talk to and why?); 

▪︎ strengthen the relationship between caregiver and child by establishing ongoing Special Time that the child can rely on;

▪︎ have tangible tools to fall back on when things get hardcreate a common language for approaching hard things;

▪︎ have the confidence that you, as a parent, can help guide them through hard stuffeven thoughyou weren’t taught this stuff as a kid.

We'll help you create a sense of safety and connection with your kids, so they'll feel safe coming to you with big and little things. If you're having issues with your child, these skills are the first to build. 

Emotional literacy is absolutely vital for mental health long-term, and we've broken it down into several chunks.

We begin in month three, where we show you how to easily teach your kids to name their emotions and find where they live in the body, which is key for learning to manage them.

After a couple of months using this language together, we follow up in month five by teaching them how to begin to use coping skills

With this combination of guides and physical tools you will:

▪︎ understand and address your child's inner fight/flight/freeze response;

▪︎ develop skills to manage emotional and physical responses;

▪︎ identify unhelpful reactions;

▪︎ increase the whole family's tolerance for stress;

▪︎ Have tangible tools to fall back on when things get hard;

▪︎ Create a common language for approaching hard things;

▪︎ have the confidence that you, as a parent, can help guide them through hard stuffeven though you weren’t taught this stuff as a kid.

We'll help you create a common language so that you and your kids can have healthy, productive conversations about emotions and their impact. By the end, you'll find that your child can name emotions, identify how they feel in the body, understand that emotions ebb and flow throughout the day, and understand why coping skills work (which means they're a lot more likely to actually use them!).

Teaching kids to deal with overwhelm and creatively problem-solve is no easy feat. Learning how to analyze situations, generate solutions, and set goals requires practice and simple strategies.

We begin to introduce these concepts in month seven, where we teach kids about overwhelm and recognizing the early signs of an emotional explosion. These lessons build on previous lessons and utilize the coping skills we've already introduced.

In month eight, we teach kids the skills they need to solve both in-the-moment, small problems, and how to break down bigger and more overwhelming problems into less stressful chunks.

With this combination of guides and physical tools you will:

▪︎ teach kids that they have power in every situation, to either let it be terrible, or to make a plan B;

▪︎ help them address unhelpful thoughts that keep them stuck;

▪︎ give them in-the-moment strategies to work through timely issues;show them how to work through feelings of overwhelm to find a solution to bigger problems;

▪︎ Have tangible tools to fall back on when things get hard;

▪︎ Create a common language for approaching hard things;have the confidence that you, as a parent, can help guide them through hard stuff even though you weren’t taught this stuff as a kid.

By the end of these months, kids should be able to work through unhelpful thoughts and reframe situations to be more solution-oriented. They'll be able to manage feelings of overwhelm, identify which problem is the biggest, and work on a plan to solve it. They will also recognize when their thoughts may be getting twisted, and take a step back before it causes and emotional explosion.

Hearing your kids say things like, "I'm so stupid!" or "nobody likes me!" is heartbreaking. Creating a sense of self-worth and belonging are vital for self-confidence.

Positive self-talk is a coping skill that needs to be developed, and we introduce the concept in month six, building off strong research about positive self-talk and affirmations

We continue this theme in month nine, where we'll help you solidify their confidence in their role in your family. This is a great way to build resilience when faced with any challenge, but will also help your kids feel better right away.

With this combination of guides and physical tools, you will:

▪︎ help kids shift into a solution-oriented mindset rather than getting down on themselves;

▪︎ remind them of how capable they are and the power they have in their own lives;

▪︎ Show them their role in the family puzzle and help them to recognize that their voice is heard in their family;

▪︎ Have tangible tools to fall back on when things get hard;

▪︎ Create a common language for approaching hard things;have the confidence that you, as a parent, can help guide them through hard stuffeven though you weren’t taught this stuff as a kid.

By the end of these months, kids will feel valued for their own unique contributions to your home. They'll be able to rely on power phrases to get through hard situations, training their brain to focus on existing strengths and developing more self-confidence with each "win."

Wouldn't it be fabulous if our kids could learn the value of creating balance in their lives (and how to do it), rather than growing up overwhelmed, overcommitted, and addicted to the "hustle"? 

Our final months have this long-term goal in mind and the short-term benefit of empowering your kids to care for themselves, which benefits their mental health now (and makes your life way easier).

With this combination of guides and physical tools, you will:

▪︎ have a common language to discuss creating a balanced lifestyle;

▪︎ understand how to sustainably take care of themselves and their own spaces;

▪︎ Have tangible tools to fall back on when things get hard;

▪︎ Create a common language for approaching hard things;

▪︎ have the confidence that you, as a parent, can help guide them through hard stuffeven though you weren’t taught this stuff as a kid.

By the end of these months, kids will work on creating balance every day, including practicing gratitude and self-care rituals daily. Kids will understand their daily tasks and what it takes to reset their spaces at the end of each day, doing so in a sustainable way.

Everything You Need, Nothing You Don't.

Science has already figured out how to protect kids from mental health crises. We've developed the first program to bring that research home.

We're making it as easy-to-implement as humanly possible, because we value parents' mental health, too.

Our plan for positive kids' mental health: open + honest communication, daily structure, daily connection, understanding + managing emotions, empowerment, a sense of significance in the family, problem-solving skills, well-being + healthy habits.
Our plan for positive kids' mental health: open + honest communication, daily structure, daily connection, understanding + managing emotions, empowerment, a sense of significance in the family, problem-solving skills, well-being + healthy habits.

What's the time commitment?

It'll take about 10 minutes to teach each skill — after that, it's about keeping the conversation going!

What ages is this for?

Kids in elementary school, ages 5-10. Many tools will work for younger kids, and you can save advanced tools for later.

What's in the box?

Every month, you'll receive a 24-page Power Up™ guide for adults, and a tool to teach the tool. Each month, you're adding another tool to your toolbox.

What if I want more?

We've worked hard to respect your time and your mental health, and have pared this down to the essentials. Each Power Up™ also includes links to added resources, but they're totally optional.

Kids' Mental Health Skills at Home: Raising Resilience Program

per month

Each month you'll receive another tool for your toolbox:

✔ A super well-made, physical tool created just for this program (such as a card deck or book) that helps you teach the skill and use when future issues arise. 

A 24-page, physical Power Up™ booklet that includes:

✔ A quick-start guide to using the physical tool and implementing it in your household,

✔ Easy-to-read, one-page or less "deep dives" on the topic so you really understand it,

✔ Research and resources to learn about why each skill is important and how you'll know that you've succeeded in teaching it,

✔ Tear-out Coloring Sheets + Activity pages for kids to do without your assistance, reinforcing what they've learned and providing a reminder of the benefits of using the skill,

✔ Optional video Q&As (they're also written out in the Power Up booklet) and audio content to listen to at your convenience (and only if you want to!),

✔ Answers to frequently asked questions about each skill (and the ability to submit your own, to be answered by our experts),

✔ Recommended additional resources if you want to take a deeper dive on the topic

    Skills to use in good times and bad — like a first aid kit you can always refer back to.

    A common language for handling current and future problems.

    A step-by-step approach for creating a positive foundation for kids' mental health.

    Confidence in your ability to be the go-to person for your kids.

    A resource library that never expires, disappears, or goes out-of-date.

    Subscribe to Our Monthly Program for One Skill a Month

    Each month builds upon the last, making it totally do-able to teach your kids everything they need to know.

    Month 1: Everyday Structure

    Power Up with weekly calendar & acrylic to do list

    Month 2: Open Communication

    Power Up with Door Opener conversation cards & magnet

    Month 3: Identifying Emotions

    Power Up with "Up & Down, Round & Round" picture book & Body Map

    Month 4: Building Connection

    Power Up with Special Time Cards

    Month 5: Understanding Emotions*

    Power Up with "The Bear is Not There" picture book

    Month 6: Kids' Empowerment*

    Power Up with "Power Thoughts" tokens

    Month 7: Managing Emotions

    Power Up with "Don't Believe Everything You Think" picture book & Twisted Thought pad

    Month 8: Problem-Solving and Overwhelm*

    Power Up with "The Alligator Closest to the Boat" workbook

    Month 9: Family Culture + Values*

    Power Up with family puzzle activity

    Month 10: Maintaining Your Environment

    Power Up with "Room Reset" cling sheet, task chart, and magnet set

    Month 11: Well-Being and Self-Care

    Power Up with "balance" placemat and 90-day Balance Journal

    *Months with an asterisk also include added activities within the Power Up.

    Never Underestimate Your Influence as a Parent.

    You've got them — and we've got you.

    Science has already figured out how to protect kids from mental health crises.

    We've taken that research and used it to create the first at-home program to help parents easily teach mental health skills to their elementary-aged kids. 

    This comprehensive program is complemented by a physical tool that will arrive in the mail each month, reinforcing the lessons you're learning together. Every month is designed to build upon the skills learned previously.

    To the right, you'll see the protective factors for kids' mental health, based on a 2009 study about preventing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in kids. Mighty + Bright's Raising Resilience™ Program checks all the boxes.

    Our goal is to create a foundation for positive mental health, and a new generation of kids who have the skills they need to cope with life's toughest stuff.

    Disclaimer + About the Subscription

    The information provided in the Kids' Mental Health at Home Subscription is for educational purposes only. It is notmeant to diagnose or treat any health condition and is not a replacement for treatment by a mental healthcare provider. It should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any mental/psychiatric disorders. Please remember that the diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders requires trained medical professionals. 

    Our information is designed to be used to bolster family support and should be used in conjunction with professional care if needed. If you believe your child is in crisis, please immediately call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available 24/7. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    *https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/28/well/mind/mental-health-kids-suicide.html
    **https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-06-15/why-weve-declared-a-state-of-emergency-for-childrens-mental-health
    ***https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/28/well/mind/mental-health-kids-suicide.html
    https://www.highlights.com/state-of-the-kid/results?page=1

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