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Book + Calendar Kit to Help Kids Cope with Change and Transitions
What happens if we move to a new house? What if I get a new brother or sister? What if one of my parents goes away for awhile? What if I start a new school? What if something changes?!
Whether your child is highly sensitive, deals with autism, sensory processing disorder, or simply doesn't like change, this kit will help them cope with changes big and small. Showing kids what to expect with a visual calendar gives them a sense of power during a time when they feel totally out of control. This leads to a sense of safety and security that helps them cope with anxiety and stress.
This kit includes a reusable cling calendar, a set of clings that will show your kids the basics of their lives, and a softcover copy of the book Nothing Stays he Same, but That's Okay, which introduces the concepts of change, overwhelm, and coping skills.
Recommended by therapists, social workers, teachers, and school counselors, Mighty + Bright's kits make a huge difference in the lives of kids who are struggling with changes big and small.
Nothing Stays he Same, but That's Okay is a full-color, 32-page softcover book. More information below.
Thick chipboard calendar is fully dry-erase and measures 8.5" x 11"
Each day is split into morning & evening
Each day fits up to eight reusable stickers
Store your unused stickers on the back of the calendar!
Reusable sticker sheet includes 46 total cling stickers, including 5 school days, 5 after school program, 6 camp, 2 play date, 2 playground, 3 birthday, 3 appointments (doctor, haircut, dentist), 5 fill-in-the-blanks (which are compatible with sharpie, dry- and wet-erase pens), and 7 wake-up/sleep stickers to show younger kids how days work (they begin with waking up and end with sleep).
ABOUT THE BOOK: NOTHING STAYS THE SAME,BUT THAT'S OKAY
Nothing Stays the Same, but That's Okay is a book written with purpose of relieving the anxiety and confusion that comes from changes big and small. Whether a child is experiencing major stress related to a new sibling or moving, or anxiety anticipating day-to-day transitions, this book will help them develop the coping skills to handle overwhelm.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I'm a parenting coach, and I bought this book not only for my own kids but for a client's as well...this book will help life make sense for them in a way that will help you bond, have a practical tool to use, and keep them coming to you for more conversations. Also, it's cute and funny and SO well done!" — Danielle B., Parenting Wholeheartedly
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Giving kids a sense of control with coping skills like those outlined in this book makes times of change easier on kids of all ages." — Tonya G., Child therapist and parent
Kids and grown-ups have lots of fears, but the "unknown" edges out pretty much everything else. When something changes in a child's life, life goes from predictable and safe to confusing . . . and kinda scary.
Kids (like the rest of us) handle change best if they know what to expect, both on a day-to-day basis and long-term. Join Mia and her stuffed giraffe Stuart as they explain changes big and small, and they affect a kid's day-to-day life. Using an illustrated calendar to explain how changes affects a child's daily routine,Nothing Stays the Same But That's Okay focuses on the child's experience and removes unknowns from the equation.
"Most of the time we do the same things in the mornings. We wake up. We eat breakfast. (I like apples. Stuart only eats bugs.) . . . But our days can be different. Some days we go to school, and some days are the weekend! We can see the different days on a calendar like this one. When something goes from one thing to being a different thing, it's called a change."
By creating a routine that kids can see and understand, parents can restore a sense of safety and predictability in their kids' lives, helping them to be more resilient in the face of life's inevitable challenges.
Nothing Stays the Same But That's Okay is the perfect book for kids who don't handle transitions or changes very well, or who are facing big changes like starting school or getting a new sibling. It aims to empower kids with knowledge, which is proven to help kids through hard situations. Aimed at families with kids ages 4 to 10, this method of teaching is based on decades of solid science about how kids learn and cope with the major day-to-day changes that result from life's toughest stuff.
Meet Mia and Stuart
With her messy pigtails and sunny personality, Mia brings a bit of fun to books about hard topics. Explaining life's toughest stuff to her toy giraffe Stuart, Mia is the star of the What About Me? book series, where she's able to help kids feel safe by explaining exactly what they can expect when faced with big changes.
About the Author
Sara Olsher is the founder of Mighty + Bright, which helps families through hard things like divorce, cancer, and other major changes using visual magnetic calendars. Based on decades of research about emotional intelligence and how to talk to kids so they actually learn, Mighty + Bright's calendars have helped hundreds of families through some of the hardest times in their lives.
About our steel buttons
Mighty + Bright's 1.25" steel buttons are strong, sturdy, and will only work with our unique chart or other magnetic product. Why? These are NOT magnets, which aren't safe for kids.