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We all want our kids to live their best life. A growth mindset helps kids to take risks, have a positive attitude and become resilient. Our adventures often take us into new situations and require that we rise to meet new challenges. As adults we see these opportunities for what they are, opportunties to grow, to stretch, to learn and to develop. Our kids weren’t always as confident when facing these challenges. Enter the Big Life Journal.
We already knew about the growth mindset and followed the Big Life Journal on social media so we were very excited when they sent us the Big Life Journal 2 to try out. The Big Life Journal uses a combination of special time with your journal buddy (parent, grandparent or another adult), exploring thoughts and feelings, learning to believe in yourself and learning to be kind to develop a growth mindset. When you have a growth mindset you believe that with the right strategies and effort you can always improve.
My girls love the Big Life Journal 2 even more than I do! They love the one on one time with me, they love hearing random stories from my life, they love hearing about my feelings, they love coloring, drawing and writing in their journal and they love the podcast that goes along with it. The Big Life Journal offers all kinds of additional activities and printable to reinforce the growth mindset.
We do the journal, listen to the podcast, and then do printable activities after. It is a great way to reinforce the ideas by covering them on 3 separate occasions. We love that we get emails every Friday with free printables and inspiration that makes incorporating a growth mindset into family life even easier. It means the journal has taken longer to work through, but we are really savoring the time and activities together.
Beyond how much we enjoy working on the journal, we have seen immense growth. My oldest especially has really taken these lessons to heart. I hear and see her using her growth mindset with school and in everyday situations. We sincerely believe the Big Life Journal has helped our family to have a growth mindset. It hasn’t just benefited our kids. Doing this journal together has been a great reminder to us as parents to model the growth mindset.
Shop all things growth mindset at biglifejournal.com. Between the cards, kits and journals you’re sure to find something to support the growth mindset in your family. Check out the 2020 New Year Kit to start the new year with a growth mindset.