About Us

 

 

As a psychologist, I've worked with hundreds of children, adolescents, and adults who struggle to manage their emotions and who benefit greatly once they learn healthy and effective self-soothe skills.

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My oldest son, Brody, served as the inspiration for this educational toy. When he was a toddler, Brody had strong emotions that caused him to feel overwhelmed and it was often difficult for him to calm down. We used several different strategies to teach him to self-soothe, including breathing exercises, grounding techniques, and helping him label his emotions. These skills, which required Brody to use all of his senses, resulted in a happier and healthier child who could independently manage his mood and feel more in control of his brain and body. 
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Today, both my boys, Brody and Benny, enjoy the Soothing Snuggler and the confidence they've gained from learning how to calm themselves when BIG emotions arise. 
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Developing this special teddy bear has been a dream come true for us. Now we're determined to get a Soothing Snuggler in the hands of every little person who sometimes experiences BIG emotions.