Online Program

Kids now, more than ever, need GRIT.

Get GRIT empowers kids with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being. The program teaches children to; develop a growth mindset, enjoy healthy and positive relationships, manage their emotions, be resilient, persistent, tackle life's challenges with grit and to reach their true potential.

Delivered over 10 one hour lessons the Get GRIT program explicitly teaches these skills in small groups via live video chat lessons with an experienced teacher.

        

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We can help your child if they are experiencing:

  • Anxiety

  • Difficulties understanding and managing emotions

  • Low self-esteem and confidence

  • Negative self-talk

  • Fixed mindset

  • Difficulties with social skills

  • Difficulties making and keeping friends

  • Dealing with grief, loss or trauma (including parent separation)

  • Low self-efficacy

Emotional Development: Self-Awareness and Self-Management

Lesson 1: Identifying and Recognising Emotions

  • ​Identifying personal qualities

  • Appreciating diversity

  • Recognising similarities and differences between themselves and others

  • Identifying emotions in themselves and others

  • Recognising the body’s reaction to feelings: body cues

  • Understanding how and when to assist others (empathy development)

 

Lesson 2: Regulating and Managing Anger

  • Recognising the body’s clues or warning signs of anger

  • Identifying the parts of the brain responsible for our emotions

  • Understanding emotions range in intensity: Emotional Thermometer

  • Identifying appropriate strategies to manage anger (High Five Choices)

  • Identifying triggers

  • Practising deep breathing, visualization, guided meditation

 

Lesson 3: Our Internal Dialogue

  • ​Distinguishing the difference between thoughts and feelings

  • Identifying positive 'I Can' Thoughts and negative 'I Can’t' Thoughts

  • Recognising how two people have different thoughts about the same situation

  • Linking thoughts and feelings

  • Understand the power of our internal dialogue

 

Lesson 4: Mindset

  • Recognising how our thoughts influence our feelings

  • Recognising how our feelings influence our behaviour

  • Changing negative thoughts to positive thoughts.

 

Lesson 5: The Power of Yet

  • Understanding the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset

  • Exploring the power of yet by changing I Can’t thoughts to I Can’t Yet

  • Overcoming obstacles and frustrations

  • I Can’t Yet Goal setting

Lesson 6:  Managing Anxiety

  • ​Recognising physiological signs and symptoms of anxiety

  • Understanding how the brain responds to fear and anxiety

  • Recognising and overcoming thinking traps

  • Three steps to fight worry bullies

 

Social Development: Social-Awareness and Social-Management

 

Lesson 7: Establishing and Building Positive Relationships

  • Initiating play

  • Getting along skills (sharing, turn taking, winning and losing, accepting others, sharing conversation)

  • Identifying qualities in a friend

 

Lesson 8: Maintaining Friendships and Working Collaboratively

  • How to maintain friendships

  • Communicating effectively

  • Winning and losing gracefully

  • Recognising the importance of being honest

 

Lesson 9: Negotiating and Resolving Conflict

  • Identifying helpful and unhelpful ways to resolve conflict

  • Making positive and responsible decisions

  • Identifying 5 ways to negotiate and resolve conflict

Lesson 10: Responding to Bullying and Bucket Filling

  • Practising being assertive and how to say ‘no’

  • Learning how to respond to Bullies and how to speak up

  • Practising giving and receiving compliments

 

The Get GRIT online program explicitly teaches these skills through stories, games, craft activities, group discussions and activities in Get GRIT's journal.

Age-appropriate Groups

Get GRIT offers two programs to children in primary school.  Each program is developmentally sensitive, similar in content but with age appropriate activities and techniques.  The Lower Primary Program is suitable for children aged 5-8 years.  The Upper Primary Program is offered to children aged 9-12 years. 

What we cover in the program

Get GRIT Journal

 

  • Key to the program is Get GRIT's self-guided journal.

  • Each child who participates in the program will receive a copy of the journal. 

  • The journal plays a very important role in the program.  Each week your child’s GRIT teacher will teach the key concepts and skills in each chapter.

  • The children are encouraged to continue working through each chapter with their journal mate (parent or member of their family).

  • The journal provides reflection and rehearsal of skills outside of the online group sessions and also encourages children to connect with their families and share their learning.  Success of early intervention programs require parent support to reinforce the newly learned skills and to provide opportunities to practise these skills. 

  • The program not only teaches invaluable life skills to your child but also builds parent capacity to support your child’s emotional health and well-being. The program empowers kids and their parents with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being.

Program Cost

 

The cost of the program is $495, which includes:

  • 10 sessions via video chat (10 x 1 hour sessions)

  • Get GRIT Journal (sent to your home)

  • Weekly email updates with key concepts taught and additional activities to encourage discussion at home.

Register your interest for Term 3
Starting July 2020

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What People are Saying About the Program

Our daughter has really enjoyed this program. We found that with starting Prep we faced many challenges we just weren't prepared for. Get Grit not only helped our daughter but also us to help be better prepared for different scenarios and to better handle emotions and feelings. Even with the social distancing restrictions with COVID-19, Michele and Sophie continued the program via Zoom which our daughter absolutely loved! Would definitely recommend.

Facebook Testimony

 

Both Michele and Sophie have been excellent in the way they delivered the program for my child. My son said the class made him feel safe, and it was done in fun way, it is simple, easy to understand but still tackles the difficult issues. He looked forward to it every week. I am happy to have found such a program for kids which centres on resiliency and emotional development as these courses are usually aimed for parents or at a workplace for employees. The in-class lessons also transitioned into online learning seamlessly half way through the course due to Covid-19!

Facebook Testimony.

Lily was very sceptical, but from the moment she met Michele she was very receptive and more than happy to go to Get GRIT each week. It seems to have really helped Lily engage with her thoughts and start to recognise them for what they are. The most beneficial has been the 'worry scale' and starting to rationalise how bad a problem really is. Also, starting to appreciate worries are just thoughts and not real. Thank you so much Michele, your warm kind spirit really helped Lily get the most out of these sessions and I would definitely recommend it to all parents.

Parent Testimony

My son aged 8, was struggling with low self esteem and his negative internal dialogue. Although he has always been a very likeable child and played well with others making friends quite easily, I had noticed the small negative remarks from some peers were influencing the view he had of himself in an awfully negative way. He was simply becoming more negative in all areas. My heart was breaking with statements from him such as “I’m no good at anything, there’s always someone who’s better than me” or “I don’t like myself, what’s there to like?” I was becoming very concerned that the negative mindset he was struggling to see past, would soon become fixed. “I can’t....yet” is the most powerful change I have seen in his behaviour in the past 3 weeks since the course. I’ve been able to remind him about the phrases he was taught and it very quickly becomes a positive shift in his overall behaviour. He has a workbook that he has since turned back to- coloured in and completed extra activities (all while reminding and refreshing the teachings). He now has coping strategies for dealing with negative statements from others and his worries. Not allowing it to become a reflection of himself; something I had tried many times to help with but I never hit the mark.

I would recommend Get GRIT class for any child seeking support for a negative mindset, a closed mindset or anxiety and worries. The program also discussed friendships; making and being a good friend and I can see how this would benefit many children also.

On our last morning Master 8 said, “Can I go back to that class next holidays too”...... 💙'

Parent Testimony

My son recently completed the Get GRIT program and he enjoyed it and found it very worthwhile. He has been able to use the skills and concepts learnt in the sessions and apply it in real-life, day to day situations. The weekly emails and activity book allowed me to understand what was being covered and how sessions were being facilitated. I'm so pleased I enrolled my son in the Get GRIT program, especially now as my he is about to start high school.

Facebook Testimony.

A fantastic program, my 6 year old absolutely loved the lessons and couldn't wait to go back each week.

Facebook Testimony.

My daughter finished your program today and she absolutely loved it and learned a lot of valuable skills!  Thank you.

Facebook Testimony.

Extraordinary program - I wish this program was taught to every child. I hesitated at first due to the cost but it worth every cent for my daughter. Enormously practical life skills and strategies for when the going gets tough that I would never have thought to teach her. I am so, so glad we did this program.

Facebook Testimony.

A review from parenting expert Maggie Dent:

"Caring grown-ups can influence the inner voice of children significantly - either negatively or positively. The inner voice of today's digital children has been shaped by a chaotic uncertain world, weakening emotional and social competencies, disconnectedness and increased bullying especially online. To help them develop a more positive inner voice and life skills they need help and Get Grit: A Journal by Michele Lund is a fabulous way to do that. This journal is best done with a trusted adult ally and over time can create the healthy insights and mindsets to help our growing kids to more optimistic and positive. Many of the chapters could be used as stand alone activities in homes and classrooms as well. I used a similar approach in my classrooms many years again and know it helped many students. Well done Michele this easy to use resource in its beautiful format is fabulous!"