I was so excited when I saw Seeds of Light's mindfulness program in the list of afterschool offerings at my son's school, and it honestly exceeded my expectations.
I have struggled with my mental health my entire life and didn’t have access to these types of programs or skills until my late teens. It changed my life so I thrilled my son has access to learn these skills much earlier.
Tonight, he was having a hard time so I asked him if we could check in using the emotional identification tools he got from the program. We did and he was able to open up to me about some struggles at school today. He identified feelings extremely well and he felt better after we talked through things.
He also showed me empathy and support when I explained how I had a hard day also. Something he found it very difficult to do before the program.
We've found the emotional identification & communication guide so helpful that we bring it to our son's appointments with his therapist