Big Life Journal - 2nd Edition (ages 7-10)

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$24.95 USD

Big Life Journal helps children develop strong Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and growth mindset skills through inspiring stories, colorful illustrations, and engaging guided activities.

In this illustrated journal, children discover:

    • how to believe in themselves
    • how to face challenges with confidence 
    • mistakes are opportunities to grow 
    • they can achieve anything when they're persistent

All Australia and NZ orders placed after December 19th will ship January 6th.

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How is the Big Life Journal - 2nd Edition different from the 1st edition?

It is a completely new journal! The stories, quotes, illustrations, and writing prompts are all different. We recommend the 2nd edition as it goes with the Big Life Kids podcast. 

For BULK orders, go HERE. 

What's the science behind it?

Big Life Journal incorporates the latest research in positive psychology, brain science, and youth development.

You can download the list of books, studies, and research materials that have gone into the creation of the journal HERE.

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Thanna V.
United States United States

Big Life Journal - 2nd Edition

As a peaceful parent coach & educator and as the parent of a 7 year old - I LOVE The Big Life Journal. The second journal actually goes along with the Amazing Big Life Podcast - How cool is that? The development and nurturance of a growth mindset is so important for children and for the future of our planet. A yearly journal not only facilitates both, it also provides a touchstone to bring our attention back - as it creates another opportunity to strengthen our connection with our child. So Many Wins. Thank you to Alexandra and the Big Life family for opening up curiosity and a world of possibilities.

Holly A.
United States United States

We love it!

We're only a few pages in and my son (7-1/2) is very engaged and can't wait to get to the next page. The prompts are creative and enjoyable and I think he's getting a lot out of it so far!

Alison A.
United States United States

Love, love, love!

Excellent journal! Provides my daughters and me with the opportunity to spend quality time snuggling together while reading through and talking about each section. I find the thoughtfulness in the journal content bring a contemplative and peaceful energy to our reading times as they think about the questions and ponder their own strengths and positive attributes. I love how it primes all of our minds to focus on strengths, goodness, and positives. Thank you~! ...I love your journal donation goals, and the positivity you are giving to the world. Keep up the momentum! You are encouraging many!

J. Leger‎
United States United States

Amazing teen journal!

I just want to say that I got this for my daughter for Christmas, who will be 13 in January. She just came downstairs into the basement where I’m doing laundry and said “ hey I started that journal, the one that you got me” I asked, “ well what do you think of it?” She says “ it’s pretty cool! “ I said, “ I thought it was pretty cool too, do you think I’d get you something uncool :wink: “ we both laughed. I’m looking forward to and am hopeful for a mindset change as far as responsibility and accountability go. I also hope she knows that all people her age go through this big life change. Thank you.

T. Walters
United States United States

Awesome journals!

I’m sure you get a lot of similar messages but I just want to express my gratitude for your amazing journals. I have 2 stepsons who have had quite a lot of troubles with self-love and self-awareness. Santa brought our 3 older kids (11,9,7) the Big life journal this year - although we have only worked through the first activity it has taught me as a parent so much! I knew our 9 year old was struggling but to watch him not be able to answer questions like ‘what do I love about myself or what do I want to learn’ and realising his self-worth was non-existent. I’m hoping these journals will be a fabulous resource for us getting him the help he needs before these feelings and emotions become too big for him. Our 7 year old girl is possibly the kindest person I know but yet she didn’t tick the ‘I’m kind’ superpower. It is teaching me as a parent exactly where their headspace is at and what we need to be working on in order to help them strengthen their weaknesses. Thank you so much. I think us parents are going to benefit more from these than what our children will.

The journal covers 10 important topics

Believe in Yourself

Mistakes Help You Grow

Be Persistent

Be Grateful

Be Unique, Be You

Challenges Make You Stronger

Effort is Key

Love Learning 

Be Kind 

Make a Difference in the World

A powerful connection tool

Big Life Journal is completed with a Journal Buddy — a parent, grandparent, teacher, older sibling, a relative or friend who lives far, etc.

Journal Buddies will love their special time connecting, listening to kids’ ideas, sharing their own stories, and enjoying great conversations about life. Children and grown-ups alike will look forward to this time together! 

The Big Life Kids podcast accompanies the journal

Your child will be able to listen to the complementary episodes of the podcast as they are going through their Big Life Journal. This creates a powerful multi-sensory experience which allows them to absorb information faster and more effectively.

big life journal kids podcast 

Only the highest quality materials

With plenty of room to draw and write on each page, the Big Life Journal lets children work at their own pace as they reflect, learn and grow.

This beautiful guided journal is made for little hands to use and durable enough to last as a keepsake for children as they grow older.

- Bright, sturdy hardcover
- 176 pages of high-quality paper 
- Lays flat when opened for easy drawing and writing
- Sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark 

...and it lays flat! 

Our well-constructed journals need to be “worked open” to take advantage of the lay-flat feature. Do this to make sure your journal lays nicely flat.    


How is the Big Life Journal - 2nd Edition different from the 1st edition?

It is a completely new journal! The stories, quotes, illustrations, and writing prompts are all different. We recommend the 2nd edition as it goes with the Big Life Kids podcast. 

Do you need to go through the 1st edition first?  

No, your child can start with the 2nd Edition right away. 

What ages is this journal good for?  

We recommend ages 7-10. 

How do we listen to the podcast? 

You can listen to Big Life Kids podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and anywhere else. Find all the links here: 

For more information, please see our shipping policy HERE