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

$26.50 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

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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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Zena D.
United States United States

Perfect for 1 on 1 time with my son.

We bought one of these for my 7yo after weeks of sibling rivalry and meltdowns. Four weeks in, and we are doing pages each night - he seeks out the one-on-one time that we have as we do his journal. It’s been a lovely journey to go on as his journal buddy.

Jane A.

Love the reflection prompts

My kiddo is very smart, kind, funny and talented, but he has always struggled from a very early age with being too timid to try things he thinks are “too hard” and often gives up easily if things don’t come naturally. It affects his ability to try to learn new things at school and even his willingness to do sports and competitive activities in a group (although he thoroughly enjoys and excels at each of those things in the comfort of our own home). We’re only about 1/2 through the book so far but he really seems to enjoy it. I love how the reflection activities involve both the parent (or grandparent buddy, sibling etc) and the child, it really helps the kids to see examples of how adults also struggle and overcome things. He has really enjoyed the activities and stories so far.

United States United States

Great Relationship-building time with my Grandson

I originally ordered this for Christmas for my 7 yr old grandson, who lives some distance away in Colorado. He loved it, the questions and the pictures!!! He also decided I should be his “journal buddy.” So I ordered one for me and we work on them, talking and coloring, together over FaceTime. It’s awesome.

Big Life Journal Big Life Journal - 2nd Edition (ages 7-10) Review
Anneliese T.
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Best think ever. A must have for every child.

This is the 2nd year my son has received his Big Life Journal. I got him his first one for his 7th birthday. This has now become an annual tradition and one which I will keep always. I wish I had a journal like this growing. The game-changer for us has been the new journal buddy series that now goes along with the stories and chapters. My son loves doing the journal and videos together. Last year it was a challenge to get him to complete his first journal. This year, he has done it in 5 months! I love to reflect on last year's journal and what he has completed this year and see the changes he has made with descriptions, examples, writing etc and how far he has come along. It truly is one of the best gifts ever to have for life. WE LOVE BIG LIFE JOURNAL. Keep up the great work.

A Big Life Journal Customer
United States United States

My 9 year old LOVES her journal

My 9-year-old struggles with a bit of anxiety. We started listening to your podcast and she loves it. She was gifted with your journal at Christmas and really enjoys it as well. It has helped her growth mindset thinking and she shares ideas with her teachers and friends at school. Thank you!

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