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Skaters Gonna Skate: How to STOP Comparing!

Skaters Gonna Skate: How to STOP Comparing!

Zara and Leo love to hear from you, our listeners!  Listen to the mini-episodes as Big Life Kids (our listeners) from across the world tell us about their amazing adventures.

This week, Landon learns how to stop comparing himself to the other kids at the skatepark, and Zara and Leo create a ROCKET that helps them to focus on their goals!

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In this episode, children will:

  • Learn to focus on their own goals and progress
  • Be inspired by our listener Landon
  • Create a Goal Rocket

    Supplemental Resources



    • Up (2009) PG This movie teaches that life is meant to be an adventure and it is never too late to find meaning and purpose.
    • Kung Fu Panda (2008) PG In Kung Fu Panda, Po, a noodle-slurping dreamer, must embrace his true self in order to become the Dragon Warrior.
    • A video about Sky Brown, a kid champion skateboarder, who doesn’t compare herself to adult skateboarders and focuses on her own progress.

        1. Turn to Chapter 1: Believe in Yourself in the Big Life Journal Second Edition and listen to episode #1 of the Big Life Kids podcast which goes along with the chapter.

        2. Learn all about your AMAZING brains with the neuroplasticity printables and posters available in the Growth Mindset Printables Kit.

        3. Try the helpful goal-setting printables in the Self-Esteem & Confidence Kit PDF.

        4. Make a Bucket List. Typically, a bucket list is a list of accomplishments, experiences, or achievements that someone wants to have during their lifetime.

        5. Check out the Podcast Activity Kit for Seasons 1 & 2. The kit includes engaging activities to boost self-esteem, teach the importance of learning from mistakes, encourage resilience and more!

        Podcast Activity Kit PDF (ages 5-11)

        Discussion Questions

        • Why did Zara feel that they should withdraw from the competition?
        • What did Landon realize when he stopped comparing his progress to others?
        • What goals can you work on while focusing on your own progress?

          For Parents and Teachers


          Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Laura Hernandez. 

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          One thought on “Skaters Gonna Skate: How to STOP Comparing!

          1. avatar Lucy says:

            Thank you

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