Happypillar is an app designed to help you and your child manage behavioral issues, decrease stress, and promote healthy attachment. Parents learn play therapy skills via interactive training. Happypillar delivers immediate, personalized feedback on self-directed sessions, all designed by licensed therapists and powered by machine learning. Parents track their own skill development, stress reduction and their child’s behavior improvement over time. Using Happypillar for 5 minutes a day with your child is easy and effective.
“I like that this app was developed by experts in child therapy and by parents who have similar experiences dealing with children with behavioral issue.”
“The app leads parents through a few videos explaining the program and introducing “Happy time” which has great suggestions for this 5 minute a day time. Simple rules are laid out such as no distractions, no screens around, only 1-3 set of toys, focus on the child and let them lead the play etc.”
“The dos and don’ts are also discussed; avoid asking questions, making commands or criticizing the child’s play. Parents should celebrate the child’s play by describing their play, joining in the play, celebrating their play by being positive, specific and genuine and lastly echoing back their words and expand.”
“The program is able to listen in via the app’s speaker during the five-minute happy time and can track how the parents are doing. The app gives lots of suggestions for activities to do during happy time. Reminds parents to make sure this is one on one time with the child and many more suggestions. The app talks about the evidence behind doing this one-to-one play.”
“I think this is an amazing app. The app is teaching parents and monitoring what they are doing (awesome technology). I like that the program is evidence based and there is clear research behind the program.”