FOR THE KIDS: Introducing our newest tool, The Sprout Journal

Coming Fall 2021

The Sprout Journal

A 90-day guided journal inviting children to discover who they are and sprout an amazing, purposeful life. The Sprout Journal is designed to help kids...

  • Grow in personal awareness and clarity through daily reflection
  • Develop a early rhythm for peaceful and purposeful living
  • Build a lifelong habit of gratitude, self-growth, and generosity

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  • A chance to win up to 4 free Sprout Journals*
  • Up to 20% off during our launch week (Sept. 2021)
  • Early access and updates

*10 participants will receive a free Sprout Journal! 3 winners will receive a 4-pack of Sprout Journals. Giveaway ends Sept 22, 2021. Winners will be notified by Sept. 24, 2021

A CHILD'S POTENTIAL

Every mighty oak tree begins as a humble acorn. Similarly, every child holds a unique and amazing potential that needs to be nourished and cultivated.

THE POWER OF REFLECTION

The Sprout Journal provides a daily reflection practice designed to help children root their lives in meaning and deep connection.

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”

—Benjamin Disraeli

CULTIVATE THE INTERIOR LIFE

By giving children the tools they need to be still, be thankful, and take time every day to get to know themselves and their inner world, we can help them grow in confidence, wisdom, and love.

The Sprout Journal is built on the natural cycle of human development:

KNOW YOURSELF

Help kids grow in self-awareness every day. The Sprout Journal will prompt them to explore the goodness around them and within them, setting them on a path to discover their unique gifts and higher purpose.

GROW YOURSELF

Encourage kids to discern and develop healthy habits and character as they reflect on their day, their needs and desires, and their hopes for tomorrow.

GIVE YOURSELF

Cultivate the sense of care, creativity, and generosity already innate in children by giving them a tool that helps them to explore their potential and the irreplaceable role they hold within their family and greater community.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Designed for children 8-12 (can be used by children as young as five with parental support)

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • 90 once-a-day Sprout reflection pages
  • Daily creative space
  • Weekly reflection themes on 12 character-based principles
  • Habit tracker for building positive habits
  • Can be done individually by child, or with a parent/teacher as a shared activity

“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”

—Franklin D. Roosevelt

THOSE THAT INSPIRE US

While I never would have expected this before becoming a parent, my children are one of the greatest inspirations in my life. It’s not because they’ve faced and overcome some dramatic adversity, or really have “accomplished” much out of the ordinary at all. They are an inspiration to me because they are remarkably great at being themselves.

I like to think all of us were once great at being ourselves, but somewhere along the line many of us veer off course in one way or another. As adults, we can often sense that our path of growth is actually in part a path of returning and remembering.

But what if we could help children stay grounded in themselves? To align early with a sense of purpose and grow to share their unique, unrepeatable gift, with the world?

As Frederick Douglas once said “It is much easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” My hope for the Sprout Journal is to anchor children in the things that matter most at an early age through daily reflection. To ignite the already latent curiosity of youth and instill the disciplines necessary for peace and purpose to flourish. To help form a generation that is just a little bit more whole than our generation is.

There are few things I can think of more inspiring than that—except for maybe my kids.

Steven Lawson

Steven Lawson
MONK MANUAL FOUNDER

We asked parents in the Monk Manual community what values they hope to instill in their children. Here are just a few of their responses.

Mindfulness, intentionally, gratitude

—Alicia

Thinking for themselves

—Anonymous

A growth mindset and a focus on serving others.

—Kasey

Orderliness and intentionality.

—Frank

Compassion, kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity, strength to stand up for what they believe is right.

—Anonymous

Being intentional and thoughtful in how they spend their day.

—Anonymous

Honesty, consistency, compassion

—Anonymous

Self-reflection, self respect, self-sufficiency, self-reliance.

—Anonymous

Responsibility, respect, resilience, rompassion

—Chris

Gratitude, reflection and discipline.

—Anonymous

Communication skills, gratitude, love for learning.

—Emma

Patience, perseverance, emotional openness

—Amy

Intuition, trust in themselves, and always being kind and gentle with oneself

—Anonymous

Listening to God speak

—Joni

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