Looking for ways to boost your child's self-confidence?

Welcome to The Drizzle Effect

Helping kids build confidence, one story at a time.

OUR BOOKS + CHARACTERS

    • You'll love our children's journal designed to build confidence in self-expression through drawing, writing and a whole lot of imagination!

      Come on in and meet our friends too! Drip, Drop and Drizzle are three raindrops who first meet in school.

OUR COURSES

We offer virtual learning for children and parents!

Go at your own pace, studying and creating. Or join us live, interacting in real time, one-on-one with a teacher or together with the teacher and a group of students. 

OUR COMMUNITY

Imagine an online community of like-minded people, supporting each other and helping our children gain confidence and strengthen their emotional intellect. No one ever said parenting would be easy, but you definitely DO NOT need to face the job alone!

Everyday, kids are struggling in the classroom and doubting their ability to achieve. 

Our core belief is that every child can and wants to learn. It’s our job to give them the sense of safety and confidence needed to take the risks that allow them to soar.

The Drizzle Effect teaches kids a three-step process so they feel confident using their voice and can express themselves through creative art, writing, and storytelling.

Using creativity and imagination to build kids' confidence.

    • Woven throughout all of our books and courses is a process we call Drip, Drop and Drizzle. The outcome? The Drizzle Effect.
  • DRIP: First we teach kids to recognize that "thing" they think: they cannot do, aren't good at, or are nervous to try for the first time. 
  • DROP: Next we encourage them to act; to take the first step towards achieving this "thing."
  • DRIZZLE: Finally, we celebrate. Trying a new or hard thing is hard and even scary! Practice creates habits grounded in confidence. And celebrating the successes along the way, no matter how small, encourages continued practice - and builds strong, healthy habits grounded in confidence.
"Personally as a Mom, I love the prompts [in Drip, Drop and Drizzle] opening my daughter to share her creativity and artistic self...and mine too as we talk about what she has created. As an educator and therapist, I have witnessed the power of encouraging reflection and creativity with art and writing. These contribute to positive cognitive and neurological development, resilience and flexibility which are so important in our changing world."
Melissa Wolak, Mom
"Ms. Mary has been the biggest inspiration to my son. He was struggling a lot in school and getting poor grades. He didn’t want to try because he was always feeling like he would never do better. Then I found Ms. Mary, and she has built his self esteem back up and has taught him to persevere through his struggles. I have seen a more positive child all because of Ms. Mary. She has been a huge help to my son and to our family. I am so grateful for her."
Jill VanDam, Mom