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  • What is the best way to use Captain Calm?
    Short Answer: The best way to get results is to be with your kids as much as possible while they use Captain Calm. Long Answer: Remember to actively involve yourself in your kid’s Captain Calm journey. Try to be with them while they use the app, especially in the beginning. You’ll see far greater improvements if you guide them through the content and reinforce the lessons they learn. Here are some other tips: When you unlock a new Power of Control, make sure they read the comic first. To internalise our lessons, we recommend that kids use all the new tools at least once a day for 2-3 weeks. We advise doing only one or two Powers of Control at a time to avoid overwhelming your kids.
  • Will Captain Calm really work?
    Short Answer: It works if you put in the effort to make it work. Long Answer: There is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to dealing with the issues we address. There is no magic pill your kid can take to cure his/her anger, or instead accept a divorce, or tackle binge eating effectively. Our tools and techniques are based on evidence-based research and efficacy findings from the world of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (the sources and scientific articles proving their efficacy in the Sources section of each of our Parent Guides). Our resident Coach has seen them work wonders with his clients - but only with those clients who were willing to change, use the tools, and integrate the techniques into their daily lives. He has also seen clients not getting any better because they don't take responsibility for their problems and don't work on them, expecting an understanding of the problem to be as good as a cure. It is not. Progress takes effort. It's like building muscle at the gym. If you don't do the work, then it won't happen. It's no use to understand the mechanics of how muscles are built or merely hope for bigger muscles and never lift anything. That's a surefire way to grow weaker and become disheartened. We give you tools and techniques and now you know how to apply them. Whether they will be effective or not will be entirely up to you and your kids.
    Who has access to my account? Only people to whom you provide your login details can access your account. No third-party will ever have access to your account. Can anyone who doesn't have access to my profile read sensitive content on it? Your profile is yours and yours alone. Sensitive information such as Tool answers are not visible to anyone but those who have access to your profile. No one can access your saved information without your permission. For purposes of market research or third-party data analysis, we will only use information that is anonymous and has been stripped of any identifying traits. What data do you store? We store your basic profile details for billing and contact purposes.
  • What is the best age to use Captain Calm?
    Short Answer: 7 – 13. Long Answer: Kids' brains are still growing, forming billions of neural pathways each day. Childhood and adolescence are periods when we are most receptive to acquiring new knowledge and skills. It is also when we develop most of our habitual thought and behavioral patterns. That's why the behavior and thought modification techniques we teach in Captain Calm are most beneficial for young kids (under thirteen). With enough repeated use, these techniques can become the default way for their brains to function. Tweens and teens often have negative habits and intense hormones, but their brains are still forming, so our techniques are just as beneficial for them. In fact, research into neuroplasticity (the brain's ability to modify its connections or rewire itself) is being done in people of all ages. Therefore, these techniques can be as beneficial to parents as they are to kids.
  • Why did you choose these topics?
    ShortAnswer: These are the tools and techniques that we have had the most success with. LongAnswer: Our resident Cognitive Behavioral Coach found that these were the problems most commonly faced by his clients. He then combined and honed various CBC techniques that proved to be most effective in reducing the severity of their issues. These combinations eventually became our original eight Powers of Control. We aim to help as many people as possible, so tackling the most common non-clinical issues that most children face at one point or another was our preferred route forward.
  • Why is everyone in the comics white? I want James/Jane to represent my ethnicity.
    Short Answer: We are aware of the lack of diversity and representation in our original comics. It's top of our priority list. Watch this space. We're working on it : ) Long Answer: We understand that our current comics may not be representative of all ethnicities and races and understand that this may make it difficult for some kids being able to identify with the characters. Please understand that we are a young company and are working with limited financial resources. Hiring illustrators to create all the additional skin tones we have planned is very expensive. We value and recognise the importance of diversity and inclusivity, and it is our top priority to create options for all races as soon as we are able to. We apologise and hope you can still find these stories valuable and see the good we intended. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work towards this goal.
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