The Big Life Journal - Daily Edition is a science-based journal that helps children grow resilient, confident, and emotionally healthy.
The daily activities inside the journal help your child focus on encouraging, self-loving thoughts and wire their brain for growth mindset, resilience, confidence, gratitude, kindness, and self-love.
“Every child is going to savor this amazing journal that helps them unleash their inner world and express their feelings in a creative way!”
- Dr. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and best-selling author
"This journal is fun for kids, but more than that, it can help foster a positive mindset to give them the power to change their brains, minds, and lives. It’s my new go-to present for kids!"
- Dr. Tina Bryson, co-author of The Whole-Brain Child
The Daily Edition Journal comes in GREEN or original TEAL!
Although the teal and green edition of the journal share much of the same content, there are subtle differences between the two versions.
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To help you reinforce the growth mindset lessons of Big Life Journal - Daily Edition, check out our 28-page Parent's Guide to Daily Edition. This printable PDF companion guide is full of tips and strategies, and explains the lessons of the journal in more detail.
The Big Life Journal - Daily Edition features activities based on the latest research on growth mindset, brain plasticity, positive psychology, and child development.
Download the research behind the journal HERE.
Here are the main themes included:
Dr. Carol Dweck's research has proven children who develop a growth mindset are more equipped to face challenges. They embrace failures, are eager to try new things, and keep trying until they succeed.
Science shows children who express their emotions in a healthy and positive way are more resilient. Resilient children are braver, more curious, and more adaptable.
Children who show gratitude are happier, less impulsive, and have better relationships with others. Research shows daily gratitude practice can have a profound impact on your child’s physical and emotional health.
Children who learn to be kind are happier and more successful. Teaching children kindness also reduces bullying, helps them improve friendships, and increases their well-being.
Teaching children to love themselves helps build their self-esteem and creates the foundation for lifelong success and happiness.
How does the Big Life Journal - Daily Edition differ from the Big Life Journal — Original?
The Big Life Journal — Daily Edition is independent of the Big Life Journal — Original (either the 1st or the 2nd editions). It can be a great next step if your child already completed the original journals (although completing the original journals is not necessary before working on the Daily Edition).
The Daily Edition is designed to be completed by a child on their own every day (it’s totally okay to skip a day or more as the journal is NOT dated).
Is this journal dated?
It’s not dated.
How long will the journal last?
The journal will last three months if completed every day. When finished your child can get another Daily Edition and complete it again since the journal is not dated and it’s very important to keep the daily practice going.
What age range is this journal for?
We recommend this journal for ages 6-11. For older children, we recommend the Big Life Journal - Tween/Teen Edition.