As part of my kids homeschool, we are working through their Girl Scout badge books. My Brownie-age daughter was given an assignment to make a “happy box” to open when she is feeling anxious, stressed, or sad. This reminded me of the comfort drawer! A “happy box” is the same thing! I encouraged my daughter to make one with some favorite things in her room. Ideas for the box: a favorite book, a journal and pen or pencil, a small plushie doll or animal, photos of pets, photos of relatives. Talking about the assignment also helped us to discuss being aware of your own mind (mindfulness), mental health, and the need for personal space. All good things to talk about right now.

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