Reviews

San Diego mom, Gina Axelson loves the CD and keeps it handy in her car for sing-a-longs with her pre-school age son. “Having a CD I can turn to for positvity and affirmations that is fun really helps me connect with my son!”
Gina Axelson
Founder of The Pilates Biz

“What a great addition to the world ~ thank you so much for creating this positive powerful audio for children & families to enjoy!”

Jodi Komitor
Founder of Next Generation Yoga; Board member Kids for Peace

“Positively Kids has produced musical magic for kids! The lyrics are inspiring and create a positive feeling state. The music has an “up” beat that compels even parents to tap their toes and jump for joy. What a fun way to teach and transform your child’s self-esteem.”

Edie Raether, MS, CSP
Author of Stop Bullying Now

“As a Marriage Family and Child Therapist I wanted to recommend “Be Happy”. Its an uplifting CD that will not only benefit kids, but also the parents. In today’s world, playing something like this CD on a daily basis, at home, school, etc. will raise children’s self esteem and understand that is is a choice to be happy. I would recommend that this CD be introduced to preschools and elementary schools.”

Linda Erwin-Gallagher, LMFT, CE
Marriage Family and Child Therapist .

“Positively Kids combines music and message to start early with teaching children how to spot the “sparkling moments” in life. Think about the way our general conversations develop, the focus of the media, and the general attention paid by our society… it tends to be on the things that are going wrong, the things that don’t work, and the problems that surround our daily lives.

This is a force that is so subtle and yet so powerful in our lives. We grow up immersed in problems and with a focus on negativity. It is so subtle that we often don’t even notice it. But when the problems add up, it affects our thinking. Our thinking gets wrapped up in problems and the problems start to feel so big and unmanageable. Think about how you feel even reading this- I bet your feeling heavy, bogged down, and maybe even anxious. When you talk about problems, the more problems affect how you feel. It is a tricky and slippery slope that can lead into helplessness and hopelessness.

BUT when we learn to focus on “sparkling moments”- of which there are many- our thinking changes, our focus changes, and we shift what we can do, what we are capable of, and what is going right! Learning to do this is much easier when we start early on and this CD starts the foundations for that thinking. These foundations are presented in kid-friendly ways that invite excitement. Once more, it uses a medium for learning that has only recently been recognized and is largely untapped. This CD taps into the power of music to teach important lessons- lessons that can often go unlearned for many years.”

Courtney Olinger, PsyD
Marriage & Family Therapist and Founder of Respectrum

“What is the most unique about this product is that all the songs focus on one topic…being positive and happy. It is great for a child to learn this as it can alter their mood and thus behavior.”

Mom’s Best Award Judge

“I’m the mother of 3 girls – ages 10 and 6 year old twins. They really love this CD. There are a few songs in particular that I found them singing on their own when we didn’t have the CD on. I was a bit surprised how much my 10 year old liked it. I figured it wouldn’t appeal to her too much since it is kind of meant for younger kids but she does. I’m all for anything that helps my kids be more positive, we’ve gone through a bit of crankiness and negativity recently so I’m happy there is something positive out there. Looking forward to the other products Positively Kids is working on.”

Sheri Menelli
Mom and Author of Journey into Motherhood

“I really enjoyed listening to the CD and my daughter did too. As a former social worker with mental health children and youth I think this would be a valuable resource for mental health therapists working with children as it reinforces many techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy.”

Mom’s Best Award Judge

“The Captain Positive: Be Happy CD” is very upbeat and my children love listening to it for hours! As a mother of two boys, I try to emphasize a positive attitude and making good choices and this CD emphasizes being happy and being positive! The great thing is that my children enjoy listening to the music and don’t even realize they are learning important lessons. The music is fun to listen to and no matter how many times my children hear the CD, they still laugh and smile. The CD is both lively and relaxing to listen to in the car or at home. The positive messages are great for both children and adults and I totally recommend the “Captain Positive: Be Happy CD”!

Debbie
Mother of 2 boys

“This is great to handle life’s stresses and turn sad feelings into happy feelings. I feel the CD could be used for younger ages as well. Kids learn early and if they start younger maybe they will remember these positives as they grow to be adults.”

Mom’s Best Award Judge

“I like that this CD creates a positive mood for kids. It was fun and engaging. My kids age 6 to 10 enjoyed singing along.”

Mom’s Best Award Judge

“This CD is fabulous! It is a wonderful compilation of songs that are fun to listen to and have great messages about dealing with feelings, staying positive, and taking care of yourself. The songs are uplifting and catchy and make you want to sing and dance along with the music. Our students here at the ACE school will enjoy and benefit from listening to these songs for years to come. Thanks for putting together such a quality piece of work!”
Heidi Adler

Clinic Director at Anova Center for Education.

“Finally something to empower my children! I love the idea behind these songs! Who hasn’t heard their kids listen to and sing the same song over and over again? As a mom I love that my kids are at least singing- reciting positive & self empowering messages when they are singing these songs. As a therapist I know that this is helping to shape their self image and their view of the world. Here’s to the next generation of positive people doing more because they believe more.”

Cristy
Mother of 2 boys

“Your music CD is excellent. This is exactly the kind of message our kids need to combat all of the negativity around them. Good for you for making this happen! I will be giving it to my wife. That way, she can play it while driving around so that my young kids can get these messages in their minds.”

Clate Mask – CEO of Infusionsoft
Author of New York Time Best Seller “Conquer The Chaos” and father of 6 kids

“I highly recommend this CD to all parents with kids. “Captain Positive: Be Happy” shares the message of a good heart and staying positive. I’m a Child Development Major as well as a Nanny are saw first hand what a good influence and fun songs are on this Audio. I seriously have been listening to this CD nonstop. It has really helped me as well as the kids this month, when things got stressful and I wasn’t feeling so positive.”

Alana Hartman
My Scoliosis Story

“My nieces 2 and 4 really liked your music cd, and both mothers commented not only on how much their girls liked it but also on how much they appreciated music they could feel comfortable having their kids listen to that wasn’t just “kid music” but instead had positive, prosocial messages for them. In all, I would say that your product succeeds wildly in its intent. I wish you all the best with it.”

Steven Brownlow, PH.D
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist;Authority on psychotherapy with adolescents and emotions in psychotherapy

“I absolutely love the entire concept of Positively Kids! I think it’s a great way to uplift children from a very young age! We all need to embrace this positive outlook!”
Lisa Druxman
Founder of Stroller Strides

“In a world where put-downs and criticism are more common than praise and compliments, “Be Happy” puts an emphasis on the positive in the lives of children. Thank you for your work to make lives happier and more rewarding.”
Carol McCloud
Author of “Have you Filled a Bucket Today” and Founder of Bucket Fillers, Inc.

“Be Happy” by Positively Kids is a must have for all parents and teachers who want their children to grow up with a positive attitude and live their lives with joy and love! Being an education specialist, I use music as a valuable tool to educate my students. Music is one of the best ways to teach all children, especially children with special needs, who often need other modalities to tap into their unique skills. This CD helps builds self-esteem in children, an important interpersonal skill for lifelong success. Educating children about the power of a positive, optimistic attitude is a wonderful gift that will prepare them to navigate through the challenges they face as they grow up. Thank you for sharing your passion of raising happy children with us!”
Krista Glover
Education Specialist

“What a wonderful gift this CD gives to children – the skills of thinking positive, and finding one’s own inspiration and encouragement from within. So many kids are fraught with low self-esteem and low self-confidence – especially those with unique challenges such as autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and/or other behavioral or learning difficulties. These children in particular need to be reminded of their unique skills, talents, and strengths, and to focus on all the positive and wonderful qualities they possess. I recommend this CD to any family who wants their child to have a balanced and positive outlook on themselves and their future”.
Deborah Pontillo, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychologist (and mother of two) www.sdkidsfirst.com

“My kids really like it. It warms my heart when they run around saying “I choose to be happy” and “I like to smile.” We listen to it in the van on the way to school to start our day off right! Thank you! ”
Mom, Roxanne Goldberg

“While my children are still young, I think that this CD is a wonderful tool for any age! Building up self-esteem and creating a positive environment can start at any time but we’re hoping to start it now. And Positively Kids has helped us do just that”

Danielle Simmons, mom of 2

Simmworks Family Blog full review

“What I love most about this CD and the people behind it is that they are helping kids learn about their feelings, that it’s okay to have negative ones, and that it’s also up to them to stay in a foul mood or choose a better, more positive one. That’s a valuable lesson for not just children, but all of us”

Natalie Chiles, mom of 3

Crafting Crazy full review

“My kids were the ‘test audience’ for Healthy Alternatives, Babylon,NY, who was looking into carrying your CD -they couldn’t get enough of it. They listened to it 4 times this afternoon! I will share about it over at Raising Natural Kids one of these days!”
Raising Natural Kids

“Willow and Sky particularly love the song, “Doggie” and “I Feel Great.” Willow insisted on listening to the CD in the car on the way to pick apples yesterday. And we all had fun ‘chair dancing’ to the tune, “Happie Boogie,” which most definitley put each of us in a positive frame of mind!”

Tammie Fowles

Psychotherapist, Life Coach and Grandma
Maine Center for Therapy