The more parents I talked to, the more impressed I became by the sheer volume of them who admitted, “you know what, I could use this too. If I learn some of these skills, maybe I could be more helpful to my child”. These incredibly self-aware parents were creating a shift. Inside me. And inside our company culture. Mightier isn’t just for kids; it is for families, groups, society. It’s our own expression of the idea that we really can all be better - together.
As this sentiment grew, we created a strengths-based, positive, mission-focused language around Mightier: let’s all be better together. Now, we encourage families to play together.
Siblings, parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts all set up player accounts and talk “calm down strategies”. We ask families to discuss Mightier concepts at the dinner table or in the car. We’ve started to hear about conversations that sound like these:
“When was your heart rate high today? How did you bring it back down?”
“How about that baby in the store crying, is her heart rate high? And how about the mama, I bet she’s feeling pretty upset. How do you think she might bring her heart rate down? I wonder if that will help her baby calm down, too”
These conversations foster a dialogue about emotions, mind-body connection, and effective use of strategies to regulate emotions. But more importantly, these conversations make it ok to be “in the red”. Being there is just part of life, learning how to get out is the skill.
I hope parents never stop asking me if it’s ok for them to play after their kids go to sleep. The answer will always be YES! After they go to sleep and even better: when they wake up.
We’re all getting Mightier together.