OCTOBER

Lessons

"Change"

LETTING GO

IN ORDER TO GROW

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THERE IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY PROBLEM

This month's lessons are all about facing our problems and letting go of the things that are holding us back. The falling autumn foliage gives us a clear reminder of the change that comes with the seasons. teaching us to let go of old patterns and habits that no longer contribute to our happiness and well-being. 

LET'S  GO OF THOUGHTS FROM THE PAST,

SO THEY DON'T OVERCROWD THE JOY OF THE PRESENT

Our thoughts create feelings in our body and those feelings trigger our actions. Those actions become the habits that make up our everyday lives. With more awareness of our thoughts, we can begin to move away from limiting behaviors and into positive change.

Get ready to help children get out of the blame game while they are young and be empowered with emotional resilience, self - awareness and a growth mindset that allows them to easily handle the challenges that come their way!   

LET THOSE WORN OUT THOUGHTS FALL LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES

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WE HAVE AN AVERAGE OF 12,000 - 60,000 THOUGHTS A DAY

More crowded than social media, your brain produces a shocking number of thoughts per day. An estimated 80% of those thoughts are negative and 90% are repetitive - the same exact worries and fears on instant replay. Most of our patterned thinking comes from either worrying about the past or being stressed about the future.

Use these lessons and the book list below to retrain your brain and form lasting habits emotional health and well-being.

YOUR ARE BIGGER THAN YOUR PROBLEMS
FORGIVENESS
TOLERANCE
NON-JUDGEMENT
RESILIENCE
POSITIVE SELF - TALK
GROWTH MINDSET
LETTING GO
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YOUR LESSONS ON CHANGE START HERE

The "Change" lessons include eight PDF downloads this month:   

1. THE TREE OF CHANGE

This self-paced activity includes seven daily lessons for facing your fears. Helping children face big problems in these little morning meetings builds mental and emotional resilience. We can't run from or ignore our worries, we must look at them and use healthy ways to let them go.

2. THE BLAME GAME

Teach kids ages 9 and up to move from oww to wow with this group activity. They can change thoughts and feelings that hurt themselves and others. Rather than being reactive and pointing the blame, practice proactive ways to think, speak and do so you can rise above challenges. Retrain your brain with positive change! 

3. I AM BIGGER THAN THAT

This quick creative activity reminds children of all ages that they can still grow to be big, strong and amazing no matter what problems come their way. Some problems may be scary when we don't understand them, but if we take a closer look, there are important things to learn.

4. LETTING GO

This emotional resilience journal for educators and parents is a guide for positive change. Your ability to let go of the things that are no longer working for your own good, allows the kids you serve to be more self-reflective. Let's learn how to stop negative self-talk and say goodbye to excuses so we can have more joy and be more present with the young people we impact. 

5. LEAF YOUR FEAR BEHIND

Sometimes worries can get in the way of our great day. Each child will practice changing their fear to confidence in this growth mindset activity.

Great Day Academics 

Teaches

"Change"

As educators and parents it’s important that we orchestrate a FIRM foundation of constructive thought patterns for students that prove to help them accomplish goals.

 

By the time children reach the age of 3 or 4, they have already formed opinions about themselves based on others beliefs. These beliefs form a lifetime worth of patterns and behaviors than limit their accomplishments. 

 

Great Day Academics uses a proactive approach to reduce destructive, habitual thought patterns that show up in their daily lives in the form of blame, violence, fear, stress and unhealthy social responses. 

CHANGING A CHILD'S THOUGHTS,

CAN CHANGE A CHILD'S LIFE

THE SCIENCE OF 

"Change"

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Why is positive change so hard? The Nobel Peace Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two chemists who found that our resistance to start a new habit can sometimes be attributed to our biology. The cells in our body are constantly sending, receiving and replicating themselves. When we start to do something new and better for ourselves, it increases the positive emotions and hormones throughout our body in the form of dopamine and serotonin.  However, if our cells are use to receiving cortisol and other stress hormones, our body will crave them instead. So if you can't make lasting change, it  means your cells may need to get used to positive hormones (serotonin and dopamine) long enough for your body to be use to this constant feeling of good.

Cells replicate based on the last information they've been given. If your cells are in a constant state of stress, that's what they will crave. and replicate search. Cells will replicate and vibrate away from the positive until their receptor sites change and want to receive the good.

This means, in order to really make the change you want,  you must stick with the new habit through the toughest phase - only then will you come out on top!

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How These Lessons Helped Me

One of the most life changing moments for me happened when I started paying attention to my thoughts. I was so surprised to see how much pain, fear and missed opportunities came and went because of my negative self-talk. Once I started being more aware of my constant worry and the stress it put on my body, I started to let go. Now I own my feelings and let them go in the moment so that I can have more energy, less frustration and be more genuine with my students and family. 

This too, is my wish for you!

Adrienne Collins

Educator | Founder

 

YOUR THOUGHTS BECOME YOUR WORDS,

YOUR WORDS INFLUENCE YOUR ACTIONS,

& YOUR ACTIONS ARE THE HABITS THAT MAKE YOUR LIFE

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Here's your list of book recommendations that teach resilience, growth mindset, problem solving and letting go to make room for positive change.

 

For Our Kids:

*Even Superheros Have Bad Days - by Shelly Becker

*I Had a Favorite Dress - Boni Ashburn

*Monster Trouble - by Lane Fredrickson

*Ruby Finds A Worry - by Tom Percival

*Scaredy Squirrel -  Melanie Watt

*Tree: A Peek and See Through - by Britta Teckentrup

*The Lorax -  by Dr. Suess

*What To Do With A Problem - by Kobi Yamada

*When Virona the Corona Came to Town - Hailey Glynn

For Tweens and Teens:

*Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens - Richard Carlson

*Esperanza Rising" - Pam Munoz Ryan

For Adults:

*7 Habits of Highly Effective People - by Sephen R. Covey

*Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Beliefs - by Dr. Wayne Dyer

*Daring Greatly - by Brene Brown

*Judgement Detox - by Gabrielle Berstein 

*Let Your Fears Make You Fierce -  by Koya Webb

*Rising Strong - by Brene Brown

*The Biology of Change - by Todd Herman

*The Gifts of Imperfection - by Brene Brown

*What To Do When It's Your Turn -  by Seth Godin

*You Can Heal Your Life - by Louise Hay

 

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THE EXTRA CREDIT COMMUNITY

 

Hi there gang!

We've come too far to let our thoughts prevent us from enjoying the life we've built.

Which thoughts are you ready to let go?

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