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A positive sense of self is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child. Children with high self-esteem feel loved and competent and they develop into happy, productive people. myHeartyKid offers simple, actionable ways for parents, teachers and guardians to engage with their children around positive thinking and empower them with the tools necessary to thrive into adulthood. Here you’ll find links to all my products, toys, e-guides and resources in the myHeartyKid shop on Etsy.

myHeartyKid offers simple, actionable ways for parents, teachers and guardians to engage with their children around positive thinking and empower them with the tools necessary to thrive into adulthood. Here you’ll find links to all my products, toys, e-guides and resources in the myHeartyKid shop on Etsy.

Lisa Pepper holding up red "Big Love" mug

Social and Emotional Learning Made FUN with myHeartyKid

myHeartyKid is my passion project. It’s a practical program that makes social and emotional learning fun (S.E.L.F.) by teaching children that their words have power.

In my classroom-based program, young students are taught about self-esteem and how to talk about what’s inherently wonderful about themselves and others. This grows and strengthens their sense of personal worth – and their inner LIKE button. Children learn about intentions and affirmations, and how to turn their thoughts into dreams and their dreams into a life they love.

myHeartyKid teaches about empathy and compassion, and helps every kid who suffers from fear, anxiety, depression, and/or low self-esteem, grow up feeling empowered, confident and loved.

myHeartyKid Teaches:

  • SELF-Awareness
  • SELF-Esteem
  • SELF-Confidence
  • SELF-Love

Use myHeartyKid to:

  • Help kids feel empowered, confident and loved.
  • Promote anti-bullying in and outside of the classroom.
  • Teach kids their words have power – and how to use them for good.
  • Help parents get to know their kids better.
  • Help kids develop BIG love for themselves.
  • Teach kids about the power of intention-setting and affirmations.
  • Help kids change their focus from fear to love with the help of my book, Pocket Full of Love.
  • Encourage the use of loving words

Discover FUN Ways to Help Grow Self-Esteem & Confidence in Kids

You’ll find all the myHeartyKid products, toys, e-guides and resources in the myHeartyKid shop on Etsy.

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Pocket Full of Love book

Pocket Full of Love

Ella is a young girl with a powerful imagination. Sometimes her thoughts are filled with light, animals and magic. Other times, her thoughts go down a different path and she is filled with fear and anxiety. Ella grows scared to speak up in class or to try and make new friends. Many people call her shy and quiet, but Ella knows that she has so much to offer if she could only overcome her fears. Through her dreams, Ella finds the courage to show up with BIG love and watches her fear magically fade away.

Pocket Full of LOVE demonstrates how taking action and believing in and searching for beauty and kindness inside ourselves and out in the world can help us feel safe, confident and loved. The book also gives parents, teachers, guardians and counselors a jumping off point for discussions with children about how to navigate anxiety, fear and self-doubt.

myHeartyKid Toys

This soft, colorful, therapeutic doll is the anchor to the myHeartyKid platform. Handmade with love, the heart-shaped doll comes in a variety of colors and patterns. When used in conjunction with complementary myHeartyKid tools and methodology, it becomes a highly effective way to empower kids’ self-confidence, self-esteem and self-love, while teaching them the importance of affirmations, intentions and goal setting.

MyHearty Kid Toy therapeutic dolls
Love BIG Card

Love BIG Cards

A fun, interactive game for all ages, the LOVE BIG cards feature 50 beautifully illustrated cards designed to spark meaningful discussion by encouraging the sharing of thoughts and feelings. With questions ranging from “What is something that always brings you joy?” to “Who is someone who has had a big impact on your life?,” participants emerge with a better understanding of themselves and of how opening up can promote self-confidence and love.

myHearty Kid Workbook for Kids

A creative workbook that can be used alone or with the myHeartyKid toy to help kids grow confidence and a strong sense of self-esteem.

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myHearty Kid Teacher’s Guidebook

A companion guide for teachers who want to teach kids self-empowerment and confidence.

Buy the myHearty Kid Teacher’s Guidebook on Etsy

myHeartyKid eGuidebook for Parents

A companion guide for parents to help grow kids’ self-esteem easily and effectively.

Buy the myHeartyKid eGuidebook for Parents