Calm the worries

Help your child navigate their social world with personalised stories, visual plans and games.

Developed by parents for parents.

Tears at drop off, separation anxiety, unfairly labelled "the naughty kid"….

We’ve been there and know from personal experience the toll it takes both on you and your child. You need help, and fast! Courageous kids combines the solutions that have been so successful for our own kids, in a form you can tailor to your child. 

Developed by Dr Kathryn Hackman, in collaboration with a leading paediatric occupational therapist and psychologist, all mothers, the Courageous Kids app is specifically designed to build your child’s confidence and resilience. Courageous kids empowers you to explain and reflect on events with your 2-6 year old.

How our App Works

Courageous Kids familiarises children with a multitude of social situations through personalised stories. There is a whole library covering topics from starting preschool to going to a party to going to the dentist.

You will enter your child’s name and choose illustrated avatars to represent your child and their key grown-ups (parents, teachers, doctors etc). This will uniquely personalise each page of your story.

For further customisation, you can upload your own photographs to replace our illustrations.

The app also contains a Visual Planner (so your child can see what comes next) and games to teach “social rules” in different contexts. 

Personalised Stories

All Courageous Kids’ stories have been carefully created to help parents acknowledge, and allow children to reflect on their emotions. Our specially customised children’s storybook app is the perfect tool for the whole family.


Create Visual Plans

Empower your child by jointly planning their day. Colourful icons enable children to follow their schedule, fostering independence. A visual plan helps many children feel calmer as knowing what comes next alleviates anxiety and creates a sense of security.

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Play Silly or Sensible?

Social expectations are often assumed, not explained. Play our Silly or Sensible? games to help teach children the rules we adults take for granted. Our games present scenes in numerous social situations.


Our Story

Courageous Kids is a passion project inspired by my two young children. I started writing social stories to present everyday situations to them in a relatable and familiar way. The idea was to help enable them to approach the world and its challenges, with confidence.



Try Courageous Kids for FREE today.