Life Coaching for Kids Packages
Lesson 1 – What is self-esteem
Young kids often don’t understand the concept of self-esteem or why it’s important. I share the story Yucky Me! Yahoo Me! and help kids understand that they are in charge of their self-esteem.
Lesson 2 – How Your Mind Shapes Your World
How kids feel about themselves is shaped by what kids believe about themselves - both on the conscious level and on the subconscious level. When kids learn how to uncover negative beliefs and then shift them to supportive beliefs they become empowered to handle the ups and downs of growing up without getting down on themselves. Read the story Who’s Flying Your Plane and help kids understand how their mind shapes their world and what they can do to shape their mind.
Lesson 3 – Honoring Your Uniqueness
Kids often live in the world of comparisons – seeing themselves as “better than” or “less than” someone else. Judgment with a feeling of “less than” leads to self-criticism and self-doubt as kids see everyone else as “better than” they are. This destroys self-esteem as kids fail to see their own uniqueness, gifts, and talents. I share the story The Sun, The Wind, and The Rain to help kids understand the danger of comparisons and discover what is great about themselves.
Lesson 4 – Neural Pathways and Self-talk
Children’s thoughts about themselves create the way they experience themselves. Every time they think about themselves – either in the positive or in the negative – neural pathways are created which establish their beliefs about themselves.
People can tell kids that they are great, but if they don’t believe it deep down, then it doesn’t matter. Help kids understand that what they say to themselves is more important than what anyone else says to them.
In this lesson kids learn how to use the power of positive self-talk to create positive beliefs about themselves and to create strong self-esteem.
I first read the story, Pathway to Success to help kids understand about why neural pathways are so important and then read the story Choosing Your BFF (Best Friend Forever) to help kids understand how to use the power of positive self-talk and become their own BFF.
Lesson 5 – Power Shifting
When things don’t go their way, kids often get down on themselves. A powerful skill for kids to learn is how to separate both events and their results from “who they are”. We call this power shifting (often referred to as reframing). I share the story Power Goggles and help kids understand how to handle the ups and downs of growing up without getting down on themselves.