"The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort.
You were made for greatness."
(Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)
If only your children could
All while they build a heart for God?
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Your kids excel in a lot of things - including the art of giving up...
They work hard - at least, when they want to.
But (and it's a big one) -
They fear failure.
They balk at obstacles.
They take mistakes personally.
It's heartbreaking to watch
You've tried everything to fix it, haven't you?
You've been a cheerleader:
"Don't give up, kiddo. You can do this! I know you can!"
You've kept evidence of their hard work:
"Why don't we go take a look at some of your old artwork, bud? Let's see how far you've come."
You've read about growth mindset and looked at secular resources:
"I don't know, honey. I glanced through that book and it just feels like something's missing."
But it hasn't been working, and both you and your kids face heartache, anger, and frustration:
with their talents, gifts, and strengths.
If only your children could see themselves as God made them: unique, unrepeatable, and capable of achieving God's will for their lives.
Hey, friend. I'm Ginny - and I wanted the same thing as you.
No more tears.
No more, "I'm awful at this, mom. Why are you making me do it?"
No more anxiety, fear of failure, or self-hatred.
No paralyzing inability to try.
I started reading up on growth mindset, a habit of seeing obstacles as an opportunity for growth. But the more I looked, the more I discovered the mainstream options were steeped in secular humanism.
As a Catholic mom concerned with her children's salvation, I found the focus on ambition, the insistence on self-reliance, and the selection of role models problematic, at best. I wanted my children to grow in confidence and virtue.
I wanted them to develop a growth mindset and see challenge as opportunity, but I wanted the focus on the power of redemptive suffering and the fullness of the Truth.
Enter Made for Greatness: A Growth Mindset Journal for Courageous Catholic Youth.
Made for Greatness is a Growth Mindset Journal from a Catholic perspective unlike anything you've ever seen:
It's focused on the virtues
By pairing seven growth mindset principles with the Cardinal and Theological virtues, Made for Greatness helps your child develop a positive mindset rooted in Christ.
It's focused on the Truth
Through the life stories of seven saints and profiles of contemporary young Catholics, readers develop an appreciation for the power of redemptive suffering and learn they can do all things through Christ.
It's focused on discernment
Readers develop a concrete plan not only for developing a true growth mindset, but for determining God's will for their lives, as well.
"A beautiful resource for Catholic families..."
"Made for Greatness is a growth mindset journal that walks kids through a study of the Cardinal and Theological virtues, the Works of Mercy, Scripture passages, and the lives of the Saints, fortifying young hearts and minds to face the little and big battles in life and rooting them firmly in Jesus and His Church. So needed for today, right? I can’t wait to use this with my kids.
- Katie Warner (Catholic Author and Speaker)
With Made for Greatness, your children will discover what growth mindset really is -
A consistent desire to do what is right, persevere through difficulty, and pursue God's will for their lives.
Every few years, secular culture seems to choose a humanist darling: a theory or ideology that as Catholics we can see is grasping for God.
Mindfulness? Contemplative Prayer.
It's the exact same case when it comes to secular growth mindset: the application clearly misses the mark.
When it comes to the development of your children, it isn't the thought that counts. What counts is the Truth behind the development of a growth mindset:
Discovering and pursuing who you are as a child of God.
How Made for Greatness Works:
First, readers get a clear introduction
I introduce growth mindset alongside the Cardinal and Theological virtues, explaining how the two go hand - in - hand
Then, each chapter focuses on a specific virtue and its growth mindset principle
Readers encounter an explanation of the virtue/principle connection before reading about the life of a corresponding saint.
Discussion starters and activities help readers apply the virtues to their own choices and experiences
Prayer and Scripture readings encourage further growth
Profiles of contemporary, virtuous Catholic youth provide real-life application; a Step-by-step guide helps readers develop a virtue-based growth mindset plan
Resource pages offer tips for parents...
As well as game-changing, concrete strategies for kids
"An indispensable tool..."
"Made for Greatness is an indispensable tool for parents in a world that is at war with virtuous living. Ginny Kochis helps parents put into words those lessons we know we should be teaching our children. And she offers those lessons in a format that can be tailored to suit any family."
- Cherise Tierney (CatholicMom.com)
"Great for gifted and exceptional children...
"This journal challenges children to develop a growth mindset: “a constant decision to see challenge as an opportunity for growth.” At the same time, it enables children to work past negative self-talk, bad habits, and lack of confidence."
- Brittany (Good Books for Catholic Kids)
Your kids weren't made for comfort - they were Made for Greatness
This book will help them learn that about themselves.
Still not sure? Here's why a Catholic growth mindset blows secular trends out of the water:
A secular growth mindset teaches kids they can do anything.
A Catholic growth mindset teaches kids they can do anything through Christ.
A secular growth mindset is rooted in personal achievement.
A Catholic growth mindset is rooted in redemptive suffering.
A secular growth mindset encourages children to grow in ability.
A Catholic growth mindset encourages children to become the person God designed.