“What have you done differently with this child?!”
How story-based life coaching for kids helped a young girl value herself and overcome social awkwardness.
“I’d been coaching her for about four weeks, her mom had parent-teacher interviews…her mom was quite excited. She said her teachers were asking her, “Oh my goodness, what have you done differently with this child?” She was talking differently and walking differently, and she was trying things she normally wouldn’t want to try. She was more loving to her family. She also noticed that she seemed to just like herself more. She was even making an effort to clean up her room… it’s just amazing how we have the privilege to help these children change their lives and give them the tools they can use for the rest of their lives.”
Rahima Khoja, WISDOM Coach
About this video
This video is from the series, “Helping Kids Manage the Roller Coaster of the Pandemic – a panel discussion with 5 life coaches for kids”.
In this episode, schoolteacher and WISDOM Coach™, Rahima Khoja, shares what she has been observing in children as a teacher during the pandemic and the impact on academic learning. She also shares her experience coaching a 9-year-old girl who was socially awkward and struggling with self-worth.
The mindset skills Rahima discusses in this video:
WISDOM Coaches use stories, discussion and activities to help kids learn, understand and practice essential mindset skills kids will use throughout their school years and for life.
How your mind shapes your world and understanding how your brain works – is taught with the story, “Who’s Flying Your Plane?” Kids learn how their mind works and the power of limiting and supporting beliefs.
Self-esteem – is taught with the story “Yucky Me! Yahoo Me!” Kids learn what self-esteem is, how to develop it and do exercises to embed it
Self-talk – is taught with the story, “Choosing Your BFF (Best Friend Forever)”. Kids learn what self-talk is, how to identify and shift negative self-talk and how to proactively develop positive self-talk. NOTE: This story and skill book is available for free. Request it here.
Honoring Your Uniqueness – is taught with the story, “The Sun, The Wind and The Rain”. Kids learn to identify and honor what is unique about themselves and that the world needs the gifts that each of us has in order to work.
Self-confidence – is taught through the story, “Canville and Cantville, a Tale of Two Towns”. Kids learn how to stretch outside their comfort zone to build confidence to try something new.
“As WISDOM Coaches, what is absolutely wonderful is we create that safe space. We are able to teach them the tools to focus on a positive self-image, and that brings positive results in all areas of their lives. I came across this quote by Rita Pierson, and I really wanted to share it because it just resonated so deeply with me, and I’m sure it resonates with a lot of our WISDOM Coaches. “Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.” And that’s what we’re here to do.”
What is life coaching for kids?
“…so valuable because kids aren’t learning this [mindset skills] in school!”
“I don’t say this very often, but I highly recommend what you’re doing. It is so valuable, and it’s so complete. That’s what I love about it and, obviously, really effective.”
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Our coaches come from all walks of life and levels of experience working with kids – from teachers, counselors, and life coaches to moms and dads, sports coaches, health care workers and beyond!
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Rahima became a WISDOM Coach in 2018. She’s based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and coaches online worldwide and in-person in Canada.
Watch other videos from this “Helping Kids Manage the Roller Coaster of the Pandemic” series:
See how a young girl learned to manage friendship changes upon return to in-person school by learning “Power Shifting” and self-confidence skills from a life coach for kids. WISDOM Coach, Delia Rusu shares the story.
Watch this video to see the incredible change a young girl experiences when she works with WISDOM Coach, Bwalya to learns to shift her limiting beliefs, identify what she likes about herself, choose self-responsibility, and give gold hearts to herself and others
Watch WISDOM Coach, Judy, share how one 90-minute online, group workshop on “Managing Change” transformed an 11-year-old boy’s behavior from angry, fighting with his siblings, disrespectful to his parents and resistant to online learning, to becoming kinder and more patient with his siblings, self-responsible
A lot of kids out there are struggling with anxiety and fear around the pandemic, especially with the emergence of the Delta strain.One of the core mindset skills that our life coaches teach kids is that emotions come from thoughts, and thoughts can be identified and changed. Watch this video to hear WISDOM Coach, Inna Neal, share how she helped one boy realize that his brain seeks evidence for what he focuses on, and that he can change the stories he tells his brain.
About Adventures in Wisdom®
Teaching kids how to use the power of their thoughts to create happiness, confidence, and success in their lives!
Our mission is to inspire and empower kids to believe in themselves and their dreams and to provide them with the tools to make that happen.
Through our program kids learn how to be confident and prepared to handle the ups and downs of growing up, to think for themselves and make good decisions, and to go for it in life.
Together we can change the world…one child at a time…one story at a time!