Help your children handle their feelings.
Teach your children the social and emotional skills they need with research-based lessons your family will love.
You’ll teach your child skills most adults don’t have.
Meeting Kids’ Needs provides all you need to give your child research-based lessons in:
- Forming a healthy body image
- Managing challenging emotions
- Developing a rich emotional vocabulary
- Understanding anger
- Establishing a strong sense of worth & identity
- Evaluating thinking patterns
- Taking time for relaxation
- Controlling impulses
- Designing healthy habits
- Setting and meeting meaningful goals
- Recognizing challenging emotions
- Navigating technology
“… We should be teaching these life skills to every student.”
– Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., Harvard University
Author, Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence
How does it work?
Meeting Kids’ Needs makes research-based social and emotional learning easy for busy families.
Enroll now in Meeting Kids' Needs 12 lesson course
Watch each month's online video for parents
Enjoy each month's hands-on activity with your child
What are parents saying?
“I’ve worked with children and families for over 30 years, and I know firsthand how much our children need their social and emotional needs to be deeply met. Dr. Gryder’s lessons are terrific! Your children will love them.”
– Marcia Stanton, MSW
Mom of three
Senior Injury Prevention Coordinator
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
“Social and emotional learning is so important, and our kids just don’t get enough. My children — and the children at my school — absolutely love Dr. Gryder’s lessons. I wish every child could experience them!”
– Lina Muñoz, M.Ed.
Mom of four
Elementary School Administrator
“In all my years of ministry, I’ve seen that it’s the relational and connection skills that we so often grow up missing. I’m so glad Dr. Gryder created these beautiful lessons!”
– Brooke Boon
Mom of three
Founder, Holy Yoga
Try a lesson today for free.
We are so confident your family will love Meeting Kids’ Needs that we’d like for you to try a free lesson on us. Then, once you enroll, you’ll receive a new lesson every month for 12 months to help set your child up for lifelong success.
Research tells us social and emotional learning and health are the greatest predictors of lifelong success.
Yet most children don’t receive the social and emotional learning they need for relational and professional success. Meeting Kids’ Needs Founder, Dr. Missy Gryder, developed these monthly lessons to give your child the very latest in research-based social and emotional learning.Click to continue reading
Five key areas comprise social and emotional learning—1) self-awareness, 2) self-management, 3) social awareness, 4) relationship skills, and 5) responsible decision making. It is well documented that there is a direct relationship between learning social and emotional skills in childhood and positive key outcomes in adulthood in education, employment, and mental health.
Children need ongoing, purposeful instruction in social and emotional learning to build life-giving relationships that lead to a fulfilling family life. Also, employers look for skills beyond traditionally measured intelligence like effective communication, empathy, authentic leadership, and persistence. These are the differentiators for true professional success.
A recent study at Columbia University showed an $11 return on investment for every $1 spent on evidence-based social and emotional learning programs. The measurable benefits of social and emotional learning far outweigh the minimal costs (CASEL.org).