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Complete the sentence, “I love to watch you _________." __ __ __ _ __ ___ __ ___ __ __ _ __ _."

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Print the following page for a pre-made cube or make your own. Cut on the dotted lines.

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Assemble into a cube by gluing or taping the sides together along the tabs.

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Have each family member read their ideas and discuss which ones you like/dislike. Post each family member’s ideas, then have everyone put a tally mark next to their favorites.

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After everyone has come up with their own ideas, narrow them down to your favorite 10-20 as a family. Since the manifesto is something you created together, it will hold much more meaning, and you’ll have more buy-in from your family.

What is important to our family? What does our family believe in? What are some of our favorite family activities? How do we want to treat each other and others? How do we celebrate in our family?

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The manifesto will be more meaningful if you can get your whole family involved in the process of creating it. Hold a family meeting and to discuss the following questions. Write everyone's answers down.

print it from a computer hire a local designer to design it for you use Fiverr or Etsy commission someone you know to bring your manifesto to life

Once your manifesto is complete, place it somewhere prominent. Each member of the family should see it often. The manifesto serves as a reminder of your unity, uniqueness, and shared values, beliefs, and/or activities.

Surround the manifesto with pictures of your family—even better if the pictures represent the values or activities mentioned in the manifesto!

Over the years, especially if you create the manifesto when your children are young, your manifesto may need some updating.

Occasionally revisit and revise the manifesto with input from your family. You might make this an annual tradition, or simply revise as needed.

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If your family is creative and artsy, you can design your own poster. Alternatively, you can...

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A Family Manifesto Poster Create a powerful family manifesto for your family! Engage your kids to make it a fun bonding activity for the whole family and display for all to see.

Line up the edges and tape the front and/or back of the poster.

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Write, draw, and color to create your manifesto. Make it a family project! See Page 2 for suggested phrases and statements.

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Print out the 4 pieces of the poster. Cut along the dotted lines (cut on the inside line so the black dotted line does not show).

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Family Manifesto Phrases Use the suggested phrases below or create your own!

Phrase ideas In our house, we...

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finding the good in every day working hard being humble laughing more worrying less learning by doing thinking outside the box

Motivational phrases Dream, create, inspire Create your own happiness Be the best version of YOU Find joy in the process Be proud of YOU Do more of what makes you happy Love with all your heart Make time for each other Make things that make you proud Discover your passion It always seems impossible until it's done Some things take time

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love, support, respect each other encourage and help each other have a growth mindset love to learn grow our brains ask questions make mistakes fail forward ask for help are thankful and grateful are brave and honest start each day with a smile hug often embrace challenges keep going when it gets tough smile through the struggle practice practice practice try new things read, play, rest do our BEST

Build Your Own We CAN______ When we make a mistake, we _____ We LEARN ______ Together we ______ In difficult times, we ______ We find JOY in _______ Mistakes are there to ______ We follow our ______

We practice ______ We do _____ We start each day ______ We are ______ Remember ______ Do more of _______ Work hard and ______ Be your own _______

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The goal is to complete one row of squares (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) by the end date. Color in the square once you completed it!

Blow soap When you wake bubbles Color a picture up, take 5 deep and watch them breaths float away Name one thing you can taste right now

Name 3 things you can hear right now

Practice mindful eating, how does the food taste?

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Invite a friend to breathe with you for 30 seconds

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Go on a mindful nature walk

Be a butterfly! Sit, bend knees and flap legs like wings

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Name 5 things you can see right now

Tighten your muscles, then let go

Take a mindful bath, listen to the water running

Name 4 things you can touch right now

Close your eyes and sit in silence for 2 minutes

Breathe in like you Give yourself a Close your eyes Close your eyes are smelling a tight hug and and think of a flower. Breathe and take 10 hold for 10 out like you are deep breaths favorite memory seconds blowing a leaf

Balance on one Jump up and Lay down flat foot while keeping down then relax with plush animal your gaze on with hand on on belly, breathe something in heart. Feel your in and out front of you heartbeat

Name 2 things you can smell right now

Close your eyes and listen to calming music

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Find a relaxing place, sit comfortably, and set a timer for one minute. Breath deeply in and out while paying attention to any sensations you notice or sounds you hear. Take another slow deep breath, imagine the air moving down into the lungs and back up. Take one more deep breath and hold for a moment, then release it.

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Find a jar or plastic bottle and decorate it however you like. Fill the bottle up 3/4 of the way with water. Next, add clear glue, food coloring, and glitter. Seal the lid and then shake. The next time you're upset or anxious simply shake the glitter jar and remain quiet and still while the glitter is settling.

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Grab a timer. Stand up and either jump up and down or do jumping jacks for one minute. At the end of that minute, place your hand on your heart and pay attention to how your heartbeat and breathing feels.

Go outside on an exciting adventure! Pick up a small rock or touch a plant or flower. Notice the bugs or the birds. Take a moment to kneel down and touch the earth. Walk mindfully paying close attention to everything. Make sure you walk in silence because you want to notice all those little details.

Starting at the feet, gently squeeze the muscles by tightening them, then slowly releasing. Next, squeeze the large muscles in the calves for 5 seconds, then gently release. Working your way up the body, squeeze the thigh muscles for 5 seconds then gently release. Continue moving up the body for more relaxation.

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16. The Oregon Trail card game 17. Cahoots 18. Code Names 19. Snug as a Bug 20. Friends & Neighbors

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Blow "Self-Love & Gratitude Bubbles" Cuddle and chat Learn a magic trick Paint positive words on rocks Create "My Big Life Bucket List" Make "Love & Connection Cube" Play in the rain Create your song list Learn how to jump rope Plan a trip together Make a time capsule Start a new family ritual Go berry picking Make "My Special Memories Tree" Make a bird feeder Draw family portraits Have breakfast for dinner Have a Big Life karaoke party Learn to skip stones Have a pajama day Go for a bike ride Go for a scenic drive Create an obstacle course Have an "un-birthday" party Color inspiring messages

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Talk about when they were little Create a new recipe Make a Big Life Board Make paper airplanes Play "Gratitude Alphabet Game" Go on a special date Take a yoga class together Play "Let's Chat" discovery game Play a new board game Make a fort Make affirmation bracelets Camp in your backyard Play "My Nature Adventures Bingo" Create a family manifesto Make homemade popsicles Work on a puzzle Find animals in the clouds Build a Brain Poster Go on a twalk (walk + talk) Play charades Play "Toss & Talk" ball game Make pizza Watch old family videos Fly a kite Play "Reading Bingo"

The printable kits are available at biglifejournal.com Growth Mindset Printables Kit Resilience Kit

Growth Mindset Activity Kit Self-Esteem & Confidence Kit

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CONNECT with your CHILD using the LOVE LANGUAGES

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2. Create a Soothing Atmosphere Engage all five of your child’s senses:

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Head-What am I thinking? What am I aware of in my mind? Heart-What am I feeling? What am I aware of in my heart? Imagine you can breathe in and out of your heart. Body-What am I sensing? What sensations am I aware of in my body?

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Sight: dimmed lights, candles, reading Growth Mindset illustrated story Touch: warm bath, rubbing back, snuggling Smell: lotions, diffusers, essential oil, lavender shampoo Sound: soothing music, white noise, speaking in quiet voices, lullabies Taste: mindful sip of cool water, notice the taste and sensation of toothpaste

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Say 3 things you love about each other (“What I love about you is…”) and name a specific quality. Reflect on what went well today (“What is one good thing that happened today?”) or choose 1-2 Cards from Big Life Journal's Three Seas Conversation Cards to discuss. Say goodnight to each other, the moon and stars, and those you both love.

4. Focus on Positives

To shift toward a growth mindset, make a list of positive bedtime affirmations with your kids. They might include: “My body knows just how to get comfortable and rest.” “The light is low and perfect, just how I like it.” “I feel relaxed in my body” “I have my sleeping music on.” “I sleep well, and wake up feeling rested and ready for my day.” “I grow my brain every time I sleep!”

5. Let Them “Own” the Routine Create a “checklist” of things that help them sleep--stuffed animal, comfortable room temperature, nightlight Make choices from limited options (which pair of pajamas, who wants to bathe first) Give specifics, like the exact number of books/songs/kisses they want Turn on soothing music and choose track “Pick a dream” to have tonight, or discuss their favorite ways to feel calm

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Accept Your Child As They Are

See and know them for who they are rather than who we expect them to be. Tell them from the start that you will love them...and repeat it all the time. Be awake to who they are; feeling seen is an essential part of feeling loved. A great way to connect with your child is via their love language, you can make them feel seen and appreciated.

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All feelings are okay! When a strong feeling arises, observe it. Pause and take a breath. When frustration arises, use the helpful practice S.T.O.P.

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When we resist a feeling, we inadvertently remain stuck in the same feeling. When we accept the feeling, it’s gone in under 2 minutes! In the critical 90 seconds of an emotion, be sure to communicate your strong feelings to your child and how you plan to cope with them. “Mommy is feeling very tired and grumpy right now."

4 Parent From a Place of Gratitude Practicing gratitude improves mental and physical health, increases empathy, and improves sleep. It even changes the brain! Each time you’re about to say, “I have to” to, replace it with “I get to.” “I have to take my daughter to ballet” versus “ I get to take my daughter to ballet”. “I have to put him to bed” versus “I get to put him to bed.”

5 Apply Growth Mindset to Your Parenting No one is born knowing how to parent. When frustration overtakes you, use it as an opportunity to grow from the experience, and decide what you’d do differently next time. When it all seems too difficult, remember the feeling of things being hard is the feeling of your brain growing. biglifejournal.com

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