Time for some lessons in life
Get GRIT empowers kids with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being. The program uses evidence-based practices to teach your child how to master the skills needed to thrive, both now and for the rest of their lives.
The word ‘grit’ is often used to describe resilience, perseverance and determination. Get GRIT aims to develop grit and much more. GRIT is an acronym for Getting Along, Building Resilience, Identifying Emotions and Taking Responsibility.
Get GRIT teaches children how to:
Manage their emotions,
Enjoy healthy and positive relationships,
Develop a growth mindset,
Tackle life's challenges with grit and
Reach their true potential.
Introducing the Get GRIT Program
Raising Kids with GRIT
We all want the same thing for our children. That is for them to be happy.
What does a life of happiness look like?
A life of happiness looks very similar to a life of unhappiness. Both are filled with challenges, hurdles to conquer, hardships, disappointments and failures.
Happiness is not a life without hurdles or setbacks or challenges. But rather a life of happiness is a life where we are able to tackle life’s challenges and setbacks with optimism, grit and grow from adversity.
Happiness involves a set of skills, which can be learned, nurtured and strengthened with immediate benefits to our mental health, our learning and our relationships.
These skills are often referred to as our Emotional Intelligence. Developing a child’s emotional intelligence plays a vital role in raising happy, resilient and well-adjusted kids. Mastering the essential skills in life lays a strong foundation for learning, relationships and citizenship critical for success in school and beyond. Emotional intelligence is possibly the most valuable skills you can acquire.
Recommended for children aged 5-8 years (Please register your interest for our 9-12 years program here).
Access the program in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace and at a convenient time for your family.
Ten modules of pre-recorded video lessons with Guidance Counsellor Michele Lund teaching your child the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being.
Learning is reinforced with a digital copy of the journal 'Get GRIT: A Journal for Kids', designed to involve parents/caregivers in the learning process. Hard copy available to purchase at an additional cost on Amazon
Parent overviews with additional activities included in each module.
The four elements in the Get GRIT Program will teach your child the most important skills in life.
Children will learn the skills to get along with other people and better understand relationships. By building positive relationships with others, children will be happier and more fulfilled and feel more supported and connected.
Children will learn how to:
Establish and build positive relationships
Negotiate and resolve conflict
This element involves children learning the skills to persevere in the face of setbacks and frustrations, to be grittier, more positive and optimistic. Training children to be aware of their internal dialogue and their thinking patterns fosters resilience by helping them to better manage life’s inevitable disappointments.
Children will learn how to:
Persevere to overcome frustrations
Bounce back from adversities
Recognise internal dialogue and positive self-talk
Recognise how thoughts influence feelings and behaviour
Change negative thoughts to positive thoughts
This element involves children developing awareness of their own emotions and others. Self-awareness, the cornerstone of emotional intelligence, is the ability to recognise emotions and their impact on both yourself and others. Empathy builds on self-awareness and is a fundamental skill essential to successful relationships and interactions.
Children will learn how to:
Regulate and manage emotional responses
Recognise personal qualities and achievements
Understanding others emotional states and needs (empathy)
This element involves teaching children to take responsibility for their learning by developing a mindset of growth, persistence and optimism. Changing the way a child perceives their own abilities and potential can drastically improve their performance. Too often children live in the now rather than the yet and as a result they focus on their limitations rather than their potential.
Children will learn how to:
Develop a growth mindset
Make positive and responsible decisions
What Does a Kid with GRIT look like?
A sneak peek
Kids with GRIT have a positive attitude and a growth mindset. They believe they can do anything they set their minds to.
Kids with GRIT never give up. They believe that challenges will make them smarter and they believe that mistakes are proof that they are trying.
Kids with GRIT are persistent and resilient. They dream big and work hard towards making those dreams come true.
Kids with GRIT know that they are the boss of their thoughts and their feelings. They manage their anger, frustrations and worries and bounce back from difficulties.
Kids with GRIT catch negative I Can’t thoughts that stop them enjoying their day and change them into positive I Can thoughts.
Kids with GRIT maintain friendships by sharing, taking turns, and being honest and trustworthy- they don’t play to win the game but to win friendships.
Finally, kids with GRIT know how to stand up for themselves and are confident, courageous and brave.
We can help your child if they are experiencing :
Difficulties understanding and managing emotions
Low self-esteem and confidence
Difficulties with social skills
Difficulties making and keeping friends
Dealing with grief, loss or trauma (including parent separation)
What parents are saying...
The Get GRIT Program was developed by School Guidance Counsellor Michele Lund in response to parents seeking a program that teaches children the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive attitude.
Michele has over 15 years of school-based experience working with children and parents. She began her career as a classroom teacher before specialising in school counselling. Michele completed her Masters of Education in Guidance and Counselling in 2015.
Due to such high demand and worldwide interest, Michele has made available the Get GRIT Program online so that children across the globe can access the program.
Michele's mission is to make a difference to the lives of young children and change the alarming rise of mental health conditions in childhood. Michele, a mother of three young children herself, is passionate about inspiring and empowering children and their parents with the knowledge and skills to maintain healthy minds so that kids around the globe can live their best lives.
About Your Instructor Michele Lund
Bachelor of Education (Primary), Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling)
As seen in...
Australian Small Business Awards.
Finalist in Children's Services.
Ten Modules with pre-recorded, interactive video lessons
Digital copy of Get GRIT: A Journal for Kids**
Parent Overviews for each module with additional activities
** Access to a printer required.
Buy now for $127AUD
Note all prices are in Australian dollars and include GST. When you sign up you will automatically be added to our email list where we will send you our monthly newsletter, sharing resources to support your child's social and emotionally development.
Frequently Asked Questions
For what ages do you recommend the Get GRIT Program for?
The Lower Primary Program is recommended for children aged 5-8 years. Our Upper Primary Program will soon be made available online for children aged 9-12 years. Please register your interest here.
How long does it take to go through one module?
Each of the 10 module consists of 3-4 short video lessons that range from 1-4 minutes each. To watch an entire module and complete the chapter in the journal it may take 1-2 hours. However, we recommend that you complete each module over the week.
What if I’m unhappy with the program?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How long do I have access to the program?
How does lifetime access sound? After signing up, you have unlimited access to the content for as long as you like. Just come back to this website and login.
During the preparation of this work, every effort has been made to provide information using highly credible sources at the time of publication. The program is not designed for children who have severe psychological disorders or medical conditions. Children who show signs of dangerous behaviour to themselves or others, should be placed under the care of a qualified professional. Get GRIT is not intended to take the place of professional therapy, counselling or medical treatment. If a parent has any concerns about their child’s wellbeing, they should seek medical treatment from a qualified professional and not solely rely upon the opinions expressed in the Get GRIT Program.
Social and emotional skills, like any other skill, need to be explicitly taught and practiced. Children who are explicitly taught social and emotional skills are more likely to succeed at school, develop healthy relationships and are less likely to develop mental health problems.
Developing a child’s emotional intelligence plays a vital role in raising happy, resilient and well-adjusted kids. Mastering the essential skills in life lays a strong foundation for learning, relationships and citizenship critical for success in school and beyond. The Get GRIT program aims to develop children’s social, emotional and communication skills for improved relationships and academic outcomes.
Well-being is essential for learning. A child’s ability to self-regulate emotions and successfully manage social interactions is critical to success in school and beyond. Social and emotional skills go hand in hand. The social skills necessary for success inrelationships will be the result of well-developed emotional skills. How a child responds to different feelings and emotions will have a significant impact on how they cope and enjoy school life.
The program promotes resilience in children by providing practical and useful strategies for coping with times of worry and stress. Enrolling in the Get GRIT Program is a great start to ensure your child has the necessary social and emotional skills to effectively navigate school and life and maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being.