Big Life Kids Stories: Grissom Believes in Himself

Episode 2: Big Life Kids Stories: Grissom Believes in Himself

Zara and Leo love hearing stories from our Big Life Kids. In our mini-episodes, we discover some of the amazing things our listeners are up to in their own lives... prepare to be dazzled! 

This week, Grissom from Georgia in the USA tells us about his musical journey to believing in himself.

Do you want your growth mindset story to be featured on the Big Life Kids Podcast? Submit your story to Leo & Zara. 

In this episode, children will:

  • continue learning about the importance of believing in themselves
  • be inspired by Grissom, our listener from Georgia, USA

Supplemental Resources


  • Read Chapter 1 "Believe in Yourself" of the Big Life Journal - Second Edition. In this chapter, children learn about believing in themselves and practice positive self-talk.

Big Life Journal - Chapter 1


Podcast Activity Kit PDF (ages 5-11)


1. Have your children complete the 5-Day Growth Mindset Challenge (in the Challenges Kit). It will help them understand the difference between a growth mindset and fixed mindset, learn about the power of YET, and practice key growth mindset affirmations.

2. Create a Jar of Awesome (in the Podcast Activity Kitto celebrate the small wins that move your child closer to their dream! It can make all the difference in how they feel about their progress and will help them stay motivated. Every time they feel unmotivated or discourage, re-read the wins from their jar. It will help them to keep going!

3. Do the activity Build a Growth Mindset Poster in the Growth Mindset Printables Kit. As you and your children or students color the posters, discuss the questions together.

4. Practice problem solving with the Mighty Treasure Coins activity (in the Confidence & Self-Esteem Kit). Children will define their obstacles and work out strategies to overcome those obstacles. 

Discussion Questions

  • What did Grissom do when playing the cello became difficult?
  • Think of a time when you believed in yourself while facing a challenge. Describe what happened.
  • What might have happened if you didn’t believe in yourself at that time?

For Parents and Teachers


Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Kait Bibb.

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