Have you hit your pandemic parenting wall?
Are you just waiting for this all to end?
Are you concerned about the mental health of the children in your lives?
We have something to help...
Big Heart Backpack:
Meditation to get your family through the pandemic!
Giving your kids (and you!) the tools you need to move mindfully through the pandemic!
Your family's guide to bringing meditation into your lives through short daily videos, audio, and hands-on activities that will leave you with tools to help you and your kids feel calm and carefree (no matter what's happening in the world!)
CORONAVIRUS = MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (2020), more than half (59%) of parents surveyed report that since COVID-19 their children have experienced behavioural changes including outbursts, or extreme irritability to drastic changes in mood, behaviour or personality and difficulty sleeping as well as persistent sadness.
Can you relate to these feelings?
Will Covid ever end?
How do I explain another cancelled birthday, holiday etc? These conversations cause a lot of stress in our house.
It breaks my heart not being able to answer my kid about when they can see family members and friends again.
I lie in bed at night and think...how long can I keep this up? How long will this go on?
How do I calm my child down when they are afraid of getting sick or having someone in our family get sick when I'm worried too?
I'm getting a lot of questions about death (more than I ever have before)
My child honestly just seems scared about so many things. Germs, touching people. It's good, but I worry it's too much. What long term effects will this have on their mental health?
My child has spent so much time alone- I worry they might forget how to be normal around other humans once we go back to regular life?!
I feel like I have less friend support and less hands on family support; I'm constantly asked about playdates and sleepovers.
I'm worried about winter coming....less outside playdates = more isolation.
I can't always tell what’s wrong with my kid these days- they get upset about the smallest things. It’s just a LOT of meltdowns all the time.
I feel like my kid is generally much more irritable and anxious with nowhere to turn.
I’m worried my kids' anxiety is affecting their sleep. They are refusing to go to bed and are waking up at night.
I cannot with all the new ever-changing rules. How do I explain rules without making them scared?
I lie awake at night and worry about literally everything.
What do you say we reclaim your ENERGY, POWER and HAPPINESS!
Let’s end this year by filling your kid's backpack with important life skills that are not taught in school! The things that are the MOST important after a year like this: resilience, connection and emotional tools that will stay with them long after the pandemic ends.
“The best way to help kids cope with crisis is to teach them to recognize, understand and manage their emotions… teaching kids about their feelings and the feelings of others can help alleviate children’s emotional stress, improve concentration, boost immune systems and enhance brain development.”
-Denise Daniels, parenting and children development expert specializing in the social/emotional development of children
Your child is more:
Building resilience in children helps them to overcome obstacles more easily and reduces the chances of them suffering from anxiety or other stress-related disorders.
Confident children believe in themselves and are able to face new challenges without fear- essential for a happy and fulfilling life.
(to themselves and you!)
Connection makes children feel important. When you tune into your children, it gives them the message that they matter, that they are important, that they are loved, that they are worth your time… and therefore connection increases children's self-esteem
Self-regulation is a key building block for nearly every aspect of a child’s development, learning and growth.
My name is Taes. (Tess)
I have worked in the Children’s Entertainment Industry performing, writing and creating content for 15 years as “Splash’N Boots”
I love kids. I am so lucky to get to work with them everyday (pre-covid I was travelling and performing up to 200 shows a year....!)
I love creating ways for kids to feel safe, able to express their feelings and really stand up in the world and be fully themselves.
For a while, despite the fact that I had a GREAT life, I was really struggling with emotional overload. I feel things very deeply (always have, aways will!) but I was just sitting in my feelings with no constructive ways to move through them. I found myself often very anxious and not sleeping. Not to mention, I was doing everything in the world for everyone else and in burn out mode. (can you relate??)
I hit a low point and decided I should give this meditation business a try. I'll be the first to admit....I did not like it one bit. I was sure I was doing it wrong because I couldn't stop thinking- I used to say "meditation is just not my thing" (so funny to think about now!!) I was on a trip and decided to try doing an audio meditation as I was walking on the beach and something clicked for me. The combination of the movement and the focus really stopped my mind from thinking about anything else. So I started adding meditation into my daily routines- while I walk, brush my teeth, wash dishes. All of these are moments when you can be meditating! I now do not go out my door without my morning meditation routine. Not to mention, I don't remember the last time I laid in bed and worried at night. I got very very excited about the impact we can have if we teach kids mindfulness and meditation at a young age....
So I dove deep into studying mindfulness and early childhood development. I became obsessed with taking these concepts and changing them into a language that would resonate with children.
The Big Heart Journey was born and I am just so excited to spend time with your kids and give them a toolkit of ways to move through their emotions so that they can grow up and lead big powerful lives!
WHAT DO YOU GET?
(screen time has never been so healthy!)
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
21 DAYS TO CAREFREE AND CALM:
LET'S BREAK IT DOWN
DAILY (ACTIVE) MEDITATION VIDEOS
(for your kids)
These daily videos will provide your kids with ROUTINE. By simply watching these videos, you will see their anxiety levels decrease. That is the power of meditation!
There are short, interactive meditation and mindfulness based videos, created to connect kids to themselves and to you and to start the day off right (best served with breakfast)!
DAILY COACHING VIDEOS
Let’s take a hot minute for you! A minute to connect to YOUR HEART and to talk about how YOU are going to help your kid connect to theirs! These videos are all about supporting you, not only on your parenting journey, but also, on your own big heart journey (I get that you are busy... that’s why all videos are between 3-8 minutes long)!
CREATIVE PDF DOWNLOADS
(for the whole family)
Get crafty! Printables to connect to feelings (and each other)
Can also be used in classrooms!
WEEKLY ZOOM COACHING SESSIONS
(for the whole family!)
The best part: our Big Heart Community. Weekly coaching and zoom sessions. This is a chance for your kids to connect to other kids and for you to find support in our community. We have done several Big Heart Live and Zoom sessions since the beginning of the pandemic, and trust me when I say: this is an event that will make the whole family feel happy and connected.
(for the whole family!)
Corresponding Audio Meditation Library to support the daily videos!
(for your kids!)
Access to a library of Big Heart Bedtime stories...easy bedtimes and happy dreams start here.
- Healthy ways for the whole family to express, balance, and regulate emotions
- Less worry and anxiety
- More connection to self and each other
- Practical tools to build resilience
- Easier bedtimes
- MORE FUN (even when it's a "not" fun situation!)
- Less meltdowns
- More focus!