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It teaches growth mindset, persistence, gratitude, dreaming big, mindfulness, and more.
It teaches growth mindset, persistence, gratitude, dreaming big, mindfulness, and more.
It teaches growth mindset, persistence, gratitude, dreaming big, mindfulness, and more.
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Big Life Journal: A Groundbreaking New Journal for Kids

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The Big Life Journal inspires kids to dream big and go after their dreams.

As parents, we want our kids to achieve their biggest dreams in life. We want them to be fullfilled, happy, to live with a purpose. 

We created a journal that will help your child reach their fullest potential. 

The Big Life Journal will inspire your child to dream big and make a difference. It will help them develop life skills necessary for success like persistence, gratitude, self-belief, positivity, mindfulness, and much more.

This is the world's first growth mindset journal for kids!

The Big Life Journal helps kids develop a growth mindset through stories, quotes, poems, and writing prompts.

With a growth mindset, kids are empowered because they realize they're in charge of their own intelligence and performance. They stop stressing about mistakes and not being perfect, begin enjoying the process of learning, and are more open to feedback. Phrases like "I can't do this" or "I am not good at this" become things of the past. They start speaking a different language, like:

"I am learning!" 

"I can always improve!" 

"I try hard and I get better!"

Sounds amazing, doesn't it? Growth mindset can do wonders for kids.

Kelsy Nielson photography
Kelsy Nielson photography

 

Priscilla Perumalla photography
Priscilla Perumalla photography

 

 

 

 

Lori Fuller photography
Lori Fuller photography

 

With Big Life Journal, your child will explore important topics...

 

stay engaged with vivid illustrations... 

 

 

 

read inspirational stories about how incredible people built their dreams...

 

 

get inspired by quotes... 

 

and experience all the benefits of journaling with thoughtful writing prompts.

 

 

 

 

  

 

Big Life Journal is designed to teach growth mindset. We included interesting writing prompts to help your child think from a growth mindset perspective. 

At the end of the journal, we included a growth mindset manifesto. You can easily cut it out and let your child keep it as a handy reminder.

You can also get this as a poster (see reward options)!  The poster is printed on a high-quality eggshell card stock (non-glossy). The poster size is 11'' x 17'' or 28 x 43 cm.

Exclusive for our Kickstarter backers! 

If you back our project (and pre-order a journal), you will be getting these FREE awesome growth mindset coloring sheets! 

 

Why growth mindset?

Have you heard your child say “I can’t draw,” or “I’m not good at sports,” or “I could never do that?" 

Or perhaps your child is a perfectionist and has hard time coping with failure? Or do they stress out about their grades and dislike school?

These are all signs of a fixed mindset. Unfortunately, some kids (and adults) carry around a belief that their skills and abilities are fixed. They are either smart or not. Strong or not.

With a fixed mindset, "you are not a work in progress, you're a finished product," says Carol Dweck (psychology researcher at Stanford University).

Fortunately, there is an alternative, better way of thinking: growth mindset. 

With a growth mindset, kids believe they can improve with effort. They focus on process and progress rather than end result. They search out opportunities to stretch their existing abilities. They welcome feedback and failures because this is how they grow and improve.

Having a growth mindset has many, many benefits, including:

  • improved self-esteem
  • taking responsibility for your intelligence and your life
  • never stress about not being perfect
  • love the process of learning
  • increased resiliency

and much more!  

Share our Kickstarter campaign on Facebook and get free Parent's Guide to a Growth Mindset (printable) and Growth Mindset poster (printable). When you share, please tag @BigLifeJournal and message us on Facebook with your email address. 

 

 When you share, you will get this in PDF form:

 

   

 

Big Life Journal is as a powerful connection tool. A child chooses a Journal Buddy to share the experience with. Together with a Journal Buddy, they embark on the journey of exploring life-changing concepts like optimism, persistence, and embracing failure.

As a Journal Buddy, you will be learning new and unexpected things about your kids. This journal is a perfect tool for deep discussions and interesting conversations. 

The journal will become your resource to encourage open conversations, share life stories, and create special connection with your kids.

 

 

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We made it through the entire list!! We are donating 10 journals to each school on the list below. The schools have been nominated by our wonderful backers.  

Nominated Schools

 

 

 

Hello! We are Scott and Alexandra. We are a small family of three (including our cutest son Michael) living just outside of NYC.

It all started when we decided to create a journal for our son. We wanted this journal to teach him important lessons and encourage deep conversations. We shared the idea with friends and family and were overwhelmed with interest. So we decided to create Big Life Journal and make it available to every family. We sincerely hope it will make a huge difference for your kids!

 

Risks and challenges

Our main risks are printing each journal with the same quality and delivering journals on time to our backers.

We selected one of the best manufacturers we could find and we fully trust the quality. However, there is risk in each journal being perfectly printed and bounded.

Also although we did our best in estimating delivery time, there is always a risk of delayed shipping.

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