Research-backed, mental wellness and resilience practices, translated (and specifically designed) for kids and families.
As featured on
GOOD MORNING AMERICA!
Give your kids a hidden superpower that will allow them to step into their highest potential.
Raise a Big Heart Kid!
A Big Heart Kid, is a child who has been provided with the most important head start we can ever give our children: a foundational emotional intelligence, that paves the way for for a lifetime of healthy coping skills, strong relationships, anchored self-confidence, genuine self-love, and a deep inner-capacity to show up with resilience.
How Resilient is your Child?
How quickly does your child recover from difficulties? What do they need in Big Feeling moments? Take our quiz to discover their Big H.E.A.R.T. Resiliency Type and how you can support them in their 'bounce-back' when tough things happen.
Learn Your Child's Resilience Type
Hi, I'm Taes! (Tess)
Random fact: My full name is actually Taesnine (Tess-neen) which means 'she who holds out her hand to others' which perfectly describes my mission in life!
I’ve spent 15+ years meeting thousands of families and creating children’s television & stage content as ‘Boots’ from the 2X Juno award-winning duo Splash N’ Boots:
“Taes is truly iconic, a new age Mr. Rogers. Her material for children will touch your heart in ways few people can.”
Ty Wenzel, Owner & Creator of Dreamy Kid App
I have a deep desire to help children be fully themselves and lead powerful lives, where nothing holds them back.
I believe the number one thing that holds people back in life is not knowing how to move through big feelings.
(bullying, failure, guilt, sadness, heartbreak...we need to prepare our kids!)
But I'm here... holding out my hand to you!
My knowledge of children’s entertainment (I know what kids like!) combined with developmental psychology & mindfulness practices has led to the creation of this program. (approved by paediatricians and psychologists!)
I love kids & I know what works.
The Big Heart Method will help build your kids’ resilience, boost their confidence, reduce anxiety, and strengthen their relationship with you.
Not to mention it will make your parenting journey easier (and give you MORE time in happy-land and LESS time in meltdown-land)
You don't have to do this alone.
Let me help you with your kids feelings.
(so you can take a minute to focus on your own)
I mean...even batman had a sidekick!Learn How to Get Started
As seen on:
Dr. Julia Sen
psychologist, speaker, author
"As a psychologist who helps parents navigate the parenting journey, I am always searching for people and resources to also help their children learn to navigate life. Seeing Taes in action amazed me. She teaches mindfulness and meditation practices to children in ways that mesmerize them and her commitment to helping children learn to understand and work with their emotions is unparalleled. She is a brilliant, creative, and incredible human. She is a gift to our families."
"The Big Heart Journey has changed how Miley deals with big feelings. It's just incredible the difference I have seen in her self-regulation since we started this program. It's brought us closer as a family."
-Michelle Callighan, Big Heart Mom to Miley
"The Big Heart Journey has given Anjali language to express how she is feeling. It's helped her connect with her heart, and with me."
-Maria K, Big Heart Mom to Anjali
“I feel joy every time I do a Big Heart Meditation. No other program has brought me so much happiness and togetherness- the group was so helpful”
- Rhona, (lives in the UK and has a huge heart)
“The Big Heart Journey has given us the opportunity to talk about the big feelings as they are starting (so that they don't grow into meltdowns!)” ”
- Alicia Creaser. Big Heart mom to Waves
“You moved something inside of me, gave me chills and made me cry. The Big Heart Journey allowed me to release that vulnerability that I usually keep to myself.”
- Sarah, (after listening to a Big Heart Parent Meditation)
Workshops Coming Soon:
MY BIG AUTISM JOURNEY:
MOVING MINDFULLY THROUGH AUTISM
Mindfulness and Meditation for families with children whose superpower is Autism. Created in collaboration with Autism Canada with the goal of bridging your communication gaps, growing superpowers, and opening emotional conversations. This is a powerful course designed to get to know your kids on new levels and connect families deeply.PUT ME ON THE WAITLIST
MY BIG SAD HEART
HELPING YOUR KIDS THROUGH GRIEF
Death is an important and difficult part of our Big Heart Journey and I'm here to help. In this course we create connection, community and rituals. We use mindfulness and meditation to understand and be with all our feelings and to remember the people and pets who die always live in our hearts.Put me on the waitlist!