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Note to Kids

If you feel like the only kid in school who experienced trauma or loss, here, you are not alone. If you feel like the only person in your family who wants to smile and laugh, here, you can get lost in activities that uplift, inspire and empower. We are here to create a community for you to feel understood, validated and seen. We are here to offer non-therapy, non-isolating, non-stigmatizing, joyful ways to work through grief. We are here to give you fun and creative activities you can look forward to – to process and transform grief into something positive, productive and powerful.

Note to Parents

We know from experience that the stages of grief for a child do not look, feel or sound like the stages of grief for an adult. Because children have to fully comprehend the concept of death before they can begin to process it, children often grieve in reverse, or in disconnected steps. At 6, 9, 14 and 20 years old, children become cognitively able to comprehend more complex concepts. Unlike the five stages of grief that adults face, children experience deeper levels of emotional processing and grief at every stage of cognitive development. This is why it is vital to continuously validate grief and intentionally foster a joyful and purpose-driven life.

While traditional therapy is essential to process trauma and loss, children need more. Wand and Cape does not replace or replicate the indispensable services provided by licensed psychiatrists, psychologists or social workers. Wand and Cape offers fun, creative and uplifting ways to process grief that we wish we had when we were 6, 9, 14 and 20 years old.

Wand and Cape offers playful and joy-infused activities to deal with big issues. We let kids be kids, while empowering them to thrive into adulthood. We nurture a sense of understanding, validation, joy, self-awareness, emotional intelligence and life-purpose through fun kid activities and straightforward parent resources.