Innovative & Award-Winning Journal is Fun & Builds Self-esteem, Too!
I am thrilled to introduce you to a new and wildly enjoyable method to journaling that helps parents and girls connect, communicate and celebrate. An added bonus to this method is that it helps girls to improve their self-esteem, too!
So what is this exciting journaling technique called you ask?
This amazing journal keeping method is all about Creative, Shared Journaling, and it is an extraordinary and downright delightful activity to share with your special girl.
So how does shared and creative journal keeping work? It’s easy and its fun! So keep reading to learn more.
Part One: Journal Sharing
This is the part where a girl and her Mom (or Dad or her friends, teachers, mentors or grandparents) are encouraged to work together as a team to write, draw, cut, paste, and create in one journal.
The journal belongs to the girl and the girl’s journaling partner or partners (what I call her journal buddies) contribute to her journal.
Part Two: Creative Expression
Part two is where creative journaling comes in and becomes the tool for a girl’s healthy self-expression. In a nutshell, creative journaling is a combination of writing, scrapbooking and artistic expression.
So, rather than using just a pen and paper to record thoughts, feelings and ideas in the journal, the journal keepers are encouraged to use a variety of means of self-expression.
Markers and paints to write or draw & cutouts from a magazine or a favorite item printed off of the Internet pasted onto the journal page are a few examples of creative journaling.
The ideas for creative journaling are boundless, when you let non-judgmental creativity guide you. This step is key to building a girl’s self-esteem naturally and creatively!
The easiest part to creative journaling is that every household has glue, scissor and tape and if you search you’ll also find spare construction paper, craft supplies or even wrapping paper lying around. These are instant creative journaling supplies!
Part Three: Building Self Esteem
Each journal entry and journaling experience is focused on the theme of admiration. Basically, for each journaling session you commit to writing at least 3 things you each like, love and enjoy about one another.
Think about this step this way. Through our day, we are so busy and carried away by life that we often forget to say out loud the things we most love about others. You will simply make a point to state the things you admire out loud and to record them in a journal. I call this intentional admiration.
The admiration theme is the self-esteem building component and is tons, and tons, and tons-o-fun!
But there’s a catch to the third step.
The journal buddies must ensure that they focus on the outside (appearance) stuff AND the inside stuff (personality, qualities, traits and special gifts).
And in case you haven’t figured it out already, it is the inside stuff that bolsters your special girls self esteem the most!
Benefits to the Creative & Shared Journaling Method?
There are many benefits to this method of journaling. Here are the top three benefits to Shared & Creative Journaling that will Help You to Build & Improve a Girl’s Self-Esteem.
Relationship – This method is about sharing and interacting and working together. This cooperation will build your relationship, not to mention that you’ll both experience a fun adventure filled with creativity.
Communication – This journaling experience gets and keeps parents and kids talking, exchanging ideas and thoughts and creating. This relaxed, authentic, connected experience allows for positive, safe and heart-felt communications to occur.
Celebration – Telling each other what you admire is a celebration in and of itself! Who doesn’t like to be told how amazing they are and what is loved about them? Just remember to focus on the inside stuff as well as the outside stuff. (I can hear the party horns, can you?)
Shared and Creative Journaling Method in Summary
This shared, creative journaling method is all about self-expression coupled with focusing on and celebrating the positives and building self-esteem in the process!
Begin using on this wonderfully fun and wildly productive self-esteem building activity for parents (friends, grandparents, teachers…) and girls today! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Besides, YOU will improve and strengthen YOUR girl’s self-esteem too.
I know you’ll agree that shared and creative journaling sounds like a great activity for you and your precious child. There is nothing stopping you from getting started using this innovative journaling method with your girl today!
Journal Buddies builds creative writing skills in boys and girls.