The Journal Buddies Self-Esteem Journal is all about helping your child become more aware of the characteristics you value in her or in him. I received the Boys Journal, and have enjoyed using it. My older son loves to write little stories especially when I give him a crazy writing prompts. My younger son, who is 7, on the other hand, will do anything to avoid writing any more than what is necessary. When we first received the book we first we had his brother write in it then we did and then we gave it to his grandparents to fill out. He loves seeing what others have to say about him. He actually likes to fill it out. When he has a friend over, I remind him of the book in case they get bored. And he actually fills it out with his friends. I like looking at his drawings and seeing what he is thinking about!
Each journal entry has four parts to it:
1. A thought for the day — things like words of advice and helpful reminders.
2. Qualities, traits, and talents — where you and your buddies write down things that you like about each other (there are instructions and an example in the book).
3. A focus word for the day — an idea to explore or simply a word to think about. You can talk about it, write about it, draw a picture about it… or you can choose to do nothing about it. It’s up to you!
4. Blank pages — some are lined and some are not. These pages are for your thoughts and feelings, or your drawings, art, poetry or any other creative journaling ideas that you might want to try. What you think and how you feel is important. And how you choose to express your thoughts and feelings is totally up to you! Remember, there are tons of creative journaling ideas on pages 24 – 31 to experiment with. You can journal about the thought for the day, the focus word, what’s happening in your life, or anything else that you want to investigate or remember. You can even have your buddy write or draw in your journal if you like.
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