Mightier & Anxiety

My 5yo son has anxious moments, and we realized when he started playing Mightier that he had no idea how to take a deep breath. Using Mightier, we practiced this, and it really helped!

— 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

Mightier allows kids to practice emotion calming skills during game play. The more kids practice these skills, the more they are able to transfer them to real life situations. For kids with anxiety, Mightier helps them learn to regulate in 3 key areas:

Freezing and indecision:

Mightier helps kids know that they have strategies even when they feel their bodies start to panic.


Mightier helps kids reign in the impulses that lead to anger.

Self confidence:

With Mightier know that they’re in control, because they see it happen and know that their strategies work.



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.

Mightier is fun and he enjoys playing the games.

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.