Mightier & Anxiety
— Mother of 5 & 9 year old boys
How Does Anxiety Affect Children?
Children with anxiety often display symptoms of emotional dysregulation, including anger, aggression, and disruptive behaviors. They might also be fearful, frightened and experience physical responses such as elevated heart rate and rapid shallow breathing. Many of us are familiar with the body’s “fight or flight” response system. Anxiety is often the manifestation of the ‘flight’ response. Kids struggling with anxiety may develop frequent stomach aches, withdraw from social settings, and display nervous behavior.
Mightier & Child Anxiety
Freezing and indecision:
Clinically Validated Research
Our research has proven that meeting kids where they are at and engaging them in fun, interactive ways works. The technology behind Mightier has been tested in 3 clinical trials, including two double-blind randomized controlled trials. The trials showed a 40% reduction in oppositional behaviors with 45 minutes of Mightier practice a week over a 12 week period.
First, Mightier is fun and he enjoys playing the games. Without that, nothing else matters. Giving him a concrete way to see his over excitement and the need to get back into the cool zone offers good lessons and opens the door to have conversations about other times when he is feeling stressed and frustrated in real life.
— Beth, mom to 7 year-old boy.