Making Friends with Your Thought Monster

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Making Friends with Your Thought Monster is an introductory mini-course that gives you a peek at how the Thought Monster Series can help you and the children you raise and/or teach to feel better and do better in school and in life.

Inside you’ll find a series of 5 lessons, plus a short wrap-up. Each lesson contains a short, animated video and an introduction to several concepts taught in the Thought Monster Series of books and coloring books.

PLEASE NOTE: The videos in each lesson include very helpful info on understanding each concept taught here and in the books. These videos also reference the ‘Growing Up Kind Curriculum’. This curriculum is actually contained within the main book in the series titled How To Tame Your Thought Monster. (add link to book)

Throughout this mini course, you’ll follow along with young Max as he begins to overcome his struggle with math. His teacher, Mr. Bailey, guides Max through a process to improve his perspective and motivation around math. Max even raises his math grade as a result!

Included are bonus activities you can use at home or in your classroom, with your kids or on your own. The activities are designed to help children begin to become mindfully aware of their thoughts and to promote their own positive self-talk. (I teach these activities to adults as well, so you might just find that you feel and do better yourself as you engage with the course!)

At the end of the workshop, look for a wrap-up that includes a bonus eBook that further illustrates how useful these concepts are in helping us learn to be kinder to ourselves and to one another.

Keep an eye out for my friend Om. Om stands for ‘Orange Monster’. Om will show up from time to time throughout this mini-course with reminders and tips.

Here’s how to get the most out of this mini-course:

  • Bring to mind an issue that you or your student wants to make progress with or overcome, such as a daunting circumstance in life, lack of motivation, issues with a certain topic, grades, goals, etc.
  • Work through the videos and information in each lesson.
  • Keep your personal topics in mind as you take advantage of the bonus activities.
  • Watch the course intro video again below. Enjoy!

Let's Dive In!


Navigating through the course materials:

  • A grid showing the contents of the course is shown at the left and bottom of each Lesson.
  • Click Expand All or Collapse All to view all the Lessons and the Activities in certain Lessons.
  • As you complete the content in each LessonActivity or Topic, click the Mark Complete button.
  • When you click, Mark Complete, you are automatically progressed to the next Lesson.
  • Move back and forth between Lessons by selecting Previous Lesson or Next Lesson arrows.
  • Completed Lessons and Activities will show a green checkmark or green dot.
  • There is also a progress indicator to show you how much of the course is completed.
  • To repeat an Activity/Topic, click on it in the course grid.
  • For questions or issues, click HERE to send me an email.