See below for the sources cited on the
Our Methods page in the Happypillar app. 

Over the course of several decades, the therapeutic methods used in Happypillar’s program have been proven to significantly decrease parent stress, increase child compliance, and enhance parent-child relationships.¹ Additional benefits for children include enhanced pro-social skills², improved emotional regulation³, and lower incidences of depression and anxiety⁴. When provided virtually, these methods are just as effective, and sometimes more effective, than when they are used in traditional clinics.⁵

¹ Thomas, R., Abell, B., Webb, H. J., Avdagic, E., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2017). Parent-child interaction therapy: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 140(3). Linked here.




³Rothenberg, W. A., Weinstein, A., Dandes, E. A., & Jent, J. F. (2019). Improving child emotion regulation: Effects of parent–child interaction-therapy and emotion socialization strategies. Journal of child and family studies, 28(3), 720-731. Linked here.


⁵ Comer, J. S. (2019, May). Broadening the reach of parenting intervention through technology. CYF News. Linked here.