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#1 Sugarplum Poobah

Posted 14 December 2019 - 10:56 AM

Has anyone got this for their kids? Any particular positives, any negatives? I have a 12 year old in my life who I suspect might benefit fantastically from this if it really does do what it says on the box.

For reference:

https://go.biglifejo...teen-edition-2/

#2 Staying Strange

Posted 14 December 2019 - 01:17 PM

I use components of it at work and I know at least one of my colleagues also uses it. We both use it in primary and high school aged children. It's growth mindset stuff. But I find as a parent/family you need to adopt that approach to get maximum benefit and skill mastery for the kids


We've bought the"new year kit" in pdf format our kids.... So we can print 3 copies- one each. They seem to like it. But they're younger.... And we only just bought it this week for them!

#3 zogee

Posted 18 December 2019 - 09:36 PM

I bought one for my daughter but she seemed a bit meh about it. It’s a bit tricky because I think it’s good to discuss and maybe do together but it’s also supposed to be private? I don’t know if it was worth it but I was willing to give anything a try at that stage (she has quite bad anxiety)

#4 alwayshappy

Posted 19 December 2019 - 09:47 AM

Their Facebook page has lots of information on it, written by people who have used it. Probably biased information, but still worth a read.

#5 Team Awesome

Posted 19 December 2019 - 02:08 PM

I haven’t bought it but I have been subscribed to their weekly newsletter for about a year (you get a weekly free printable) and have been joined to the Facebook group for about the same time.i pick and choose what we use. They are American centric, they have a couple of playlists on Spotify which can be useful at times though I skip tubthumping because there is a language barrier that they don’t understand it’s a drinking/fighting
song and think it’s just about getting back up again.

I find there can be a very interesting mix of responses to some posts. Some of the parents in the group seems to want it to be used in a toxic positivity/fix the issue they perceive the child having as opposed to realising it’s the child they have and they need to adjust their expectations. Eg they want it to magically make their introverted child who they call shy to be magically extroverted and social butterfly. So I find myself biting my tongue and refrain from typing a lot.

ETA: they also have a podcast now but I haven’t listened to them so can’t say what they are like.

Edited by Team Awesome, 19 December 2019 - 02:10 PM.





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