Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to facilitate a Self-Care Garden for Youth workshop for a 6-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl. It was simply amazing for me to hear the perspective of both kids throughout the workshop.
When I asked them if they had ever heard of the term "self-care," neither of them were familiar. I wasn't surprised because this isn't subject most adults discuss with children.
Let's face it: our children have been enduring the same pandemic we have been enduring since early 2020, and it's almost 2022 now. They need tools to help them cope with their feelings, treat their friends well, and take care of their bodies.
It is my hope that the Self-Care Garden workshop introduces children to these concepts, while the activity book serves as a conversation piece for children and their caregivers to map out a kid-friendly self-care plan.
Right now, the Self-Care Garden Program for Youth is in the beta (testing) phase, but Spring 2022 will serve as the official launch of the program.
Take a look at the feedback from our first program participants and their caregivers.