What People Are Saying


Smashing ANTs Kid Empowerment has been kid tested and parent approved for 10 years. Here’s what parents, kids, and professionals have to say…

Student Services Personnel

I love it! – I think it would be great for many of our kids.

~Maria Brickley, Howard County School Psychologist

…Building a child’s self esteem protects them from the many disappointments and hurts that they will face as they grow to adulthood. This program is both engaging for children and easy for parents to use. The concepts build upon one another naturally and the program includes an important section on how girls - sock puppets with dark purple rectangle surround1anxiety affects self esteem. Smashing ANTs is an invaluable investment – not only in a parent’s relationship with her child, but in a child’s relationship with herself.

~Maggie Kelly, Elementary School Guidance Counselor

Parents

It has been such a pleasure to have the opportunity of working as your classroom assistant and witnessing you put the rules, fun activity and kids empowerment all together. My son, Ethan loves your program, he said that he wanted to attend “smashing ants” every evening .
~ Centennial Lane ES Parent

 

Your programs have really made a difference in our lives. We use your techniques daily…  Kids need to specifically address these skills. I wish classes like this had been available when I was growing up! I would have saved a fortune on therapy as an adult!! Thanks again Nancy!

~All the best, Carol R.

Fabulous concept that should be taught to as many kids as possible

Brian remembered to use the Can It ANT Smasher the other day.

Brian was really sad the program was over.

~Adrienne, Elkridge Elementary School Parent

It’s a great confidence builder. I can definitely tell a difference in his behavior at home. Just this morning before school Calvin got nervous about his presentation today, but he mentioned that all had to do was take the T out of CANT! Would like the program to be longer. When he comes home after this program he is more polite towards his mom and brother.

~Ms. Kim, Waterloo Parent

Excellent – The Smashing ANTs program teaches skills that kids will use throughout life. It will give the kids a better quality of life if they apply the skills. My daughter behaves well anyway, but I’m hoping the change is in her head – that she has the basic tools and confidence to build on as she grows up.

I would not change a thing. Nice job 🙂

~Kristie, St John’s PDS Parent

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Kids

 

It is lots of fun and it’s very easy to make friends. I wish I could sign up again! I used to complain that I couldn’t do something in PE but now I feel confident because of the help.

~Centennial Lane ES Student

I found learning about the Fear ANT most helpful. It taught me how to make life more fun. It worked! I once tried the ANT Smasher and I totally forgot what my ANT even was about!

My teacher is very nice! It usually helps when the teacher is nice. It made the learning much easier.

~Talbott Springs ES Student

I think it was a fun way to gain courage. I used to be scared very easily. Now I am very strong in my mind.

~Pointers Run ES Student

I learned a lot about controlling my thoughts and making them positive. The most helpful thing I learned was Smashing ANTs to make thinking and learning more fun. I think of my teacher as cool, nice and really funny and has a good sense of humor. The sense of humor helped me because I like to joke around.

~Dayton Oaks ES Student

I think this program is very helpful program to people who can not control their temper like when I yell at my sister for going into my room because I don’t like my sis touching my stuff. The most helpful thing I learned was to control my own temper by turning can’t into can and giving myself the T for Toughness. I use to yell, scream, and throw things at people when I was mad. Now I talk it out.

~Pointers Run ES Student

I liked doing the skit because it was fun to actually do it and experience seeing someone smash an ANT or actually smash it yourself.

I used to say negative things and feel lousy a lot. Now I have positive thoughts and I’m always happy and not lousy.

~Centennial Lane ES Student

 

I think Smashing ANTs is very cool and very fun but the most important thing is that it helps me smash ANTs.

~Northfield Elementary School Student

 

I loved this class it was awesome. I would love to do this next year. I learned a lot of stuff this year like how to be a good leader. I did a lot of fun stuff!

~Veterans Elementary School Student

 

I loved it when you taught me how to smash ANTs. They are wonderful ideas… It’s neat to learn so many ways to smash those negative thoughts. I’ll keep practicing whenever I have those nasty ANTs. I enjoyed the games that we played. Thanks you so much for teaching me how to smash ANTs.

~Centennial Lane Elementary School Student

 

I wish we had Smashing ANTs every day!

~Centennial Lane Elementary School Student

 

I liked all the games because they were sometimes difficult and I liked the movies because they were funny. I used to get angry easily and go crazy. Now I sometimes think about what I’m doing. This helps me stop fights. I think the teacher is funny and has a lot of interesting activities. She reminds me of my mom.

~St. John’s Parish Day School Student

 

I used to get the fear ANTs at bed time.  Now I don’t get scared at bed time.

~Veterans Elementary School Student

 

I think the program ROCKs! I learned that an ANT can be bad but we have Kid Power.

~Hammond ES Student

 

I think this program is the best after school ever! I learned that ANTs can get in the way of your life! I used to say bad things to myself. Now I do not say bad things to myself.

~Gorman Crossing ES Student

 

I think it’s great! It’s fun and it’s teaching me how to smash my ANTs. I use to not notice my ANTs and let it ruin my day. Now I notice my ANTs a lot.

~St. John’s Parish Day School Student

 

I liked the program because now I feel like I can solve any problem. I also know what to do when I am sad or mad. I think this program is great! The most helpful thing I learned was Drown It ANT Smasher by saying  I am awesome!

~Elkridge ES Student

 

I think this program was kind of cool. The most helpful thing I learned is Respect It ANT Smasher. I used to call people names and now I don’t.

~Gorman Crossing ES Student

 

I liked it a lot. It was fun. It was interesting. I liked the videos. I found learning about the Fear ANT most helpful. It taught me how to make life more fun. It worked! I once tried the ANT Smasher and I totally forgot what my ANT even was about. My teacher is very nice! It usually helps when the teacher is nice. It made the learning much easier.

~Talbott Springs ES Student

 

I use to get afraid even when I now I’m safe.  Now I’m calm and I’ll destroy that ANT!

~Gorman Crossing ES Student

 

I think it was great. I learned how to control bad thoughts. My teacher is awesome.

~Talbott Springs ES Student

 

It was great! At first I thought it would be a waste of time but it got better and better as it went on. I learned that I have the power to smash those ANTs. I used to not go on the diving board because I thought I would get hurt. Now I can go off it without a problem.

~Gorman Crossing ES Student

I used to have a couple of ANTs when I did something wrong. Now I have positive power!

~Gorman Crossing ES Student

I learned the fear ANT –  different between real fear and nervous and how to conquer it.

~Hammond ES Student

I liked this program because I learned how to stop my negative thoughts and I made more friends. I had the cant ANT a lot but I learned how to over come it. I think my teacher was very nice and fun. She helped me with my negative thoughts.

~Dayton Oaks ES Student

I thought this program is good for kids because many kids have ANTs. The most helpful thing I learned was Can It because many kids have the cant ANT.

~Gorman Crossing ES Student

It was good. I don’t not fight with my sister that much.

~Hammond ES Student

I think that this program was alot of fun! It was fun doing the cup stacking game and the beach ball up game. It was also very cool. I learned how to crush ANTs. I also learned what ANTs stood for. I used to think I couldn’t do anything that was hard. Now I know how I can think better thoughts to myself.

~Pointers Run ES Student

It help me to do much more stuff I did not do. I always have positive thoughts and I do. I used to have stage freight but now I don’t have it.

~ Pointers Run ES Student

I think this was a fun program because it helps me to not think negative thoughts.

~Hammond ES Student

 

I liked it very much. I used to have the Fear ANT and now I know how to Crush It!

~Centennial Lane ES Student

I like watching Andy videos. I used to be scared of a lot of things now I feel Fearless! I love the teacher!

~St. John’s Parish Day School Student