What a year! Are the kids feeling it a bit? Around here we are slowly starting to bring kids back to school. I normally work at the local high school, but my position is not up and running without students so I have been filling in at the elementary school which are the first to come back. As excited as I know they are to come back, it is going to look very different. There are new routines and even recess won’t be quite the same. This brings me to this fantastic box called, The UPside Delivered. This is your toolkit, especially for a year like this.
The UPside Delivered are curated boxes for children ages 5-10 years-old were developed by two licensed mental health professionals and educators. They are meant to manage emotions and create calm. Your box has items and guides so you will understand the why and how to use the items in the box.
There are 3 boxes to choose from:
The Begin Box (what I have): This box connects thoughts, behaviors and feelings. The box has Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) lessons for parents and five to seven items. Learn that if we change our thoughts, we can change how we feel. If you order multiple months, this will be your first box.
Standard Subscription Box: These are four boxes that you will receive quarterly: The Begin Box, The Find Your Feelings Box, The Move Your Mood Box, and a Create Your Calm Box.
COVID Coping Box for Kids: This box includes strategies for both adults and children, along with several items for a child to use when coping with different and difficult emotions, including a gratitude journal and worry dolls.
We don’t get a textbook on social-emotional learning as parents so we need all the appropriate help we can get. These boxes are a great tool for us to use as parents to check in with your kids or give some at-home support to learn how to manage emotions.
Visit the UPside Delivered to choose a box that is right for you or send as a gift.