How to Build Self Esteem in Boys—
With the creation of Journal Buddies, I am excited to share with you an exciting and new approach to journal keeping that is, well… quite simply exhilarating! It’s called shared and creative journaling, and it comes with a special focus that helps you to build and strengthen a child’s self-esteem in less than ten minutes per day.
This is a simple, easy-to-use, and highly effective method to journaling. It’s a wildly fun, highly interactive adventure in journal keeping. Read on to learn how Journal Buddies helps to build and improve a boy’s self-esteem.
Building Self-Esteem in Boys
Self-Esteem Building Key #1: Focus
When using this journal, the focus of conversation between you and your child is placed directly on the positive qualities, traits, and talents your child possesses.
Key #2: Time
Allotting a time specifically for you and your son to complete a journal entry demonstrates your commitment and love AND conveys a powerful message that shows just how much you value your precious child. Your gift of time to your son is truly invaluable.
Key #3: Sharing
Life takes on a deeper meaning once we learn the art of sharing our special-ness (our unique gifts) with others in our life whom we love and trust. That is why Journal Buddies is all about sharing the good stuff that you like, love and enjoy about child WITH your child in a very active and formalized manner. The act of sharing, in turn, brings about amazing results in your child’s skill and ability to both identify and share his excellence with you!
Key #4: Celebrating
Openly celebrating our good points is a skill that must be taught and practiced until it becomes a very comfortable habit. While you and your child enjoy a journaling adventure this skill is taught, modeled and practiced until your child becomes an absolute expert and has mastered vital life-skill of celebration.
Key #5: Creative Expression
Absolutely everyone is a one-of-a-kind unique expression in this world. Taking the time to express that uniqueness through creativity powerfully reinforces this incredible fact of life. Creativity is a major piece of making this journal keeping experience an adventure in journaling.
Key #6: Healthy Habits
Habits are formed through repetitive actions and each of the 30 journal entries in the Journal Buddies book help to establish the healthy habit of looking for and celebrating one’s goodness as well as the goodness of others.
Key #7: Choice
Choice making is a powerful force and a life-changing skill. Model for (and in the process teach) your child how to make good choices in a practical and experiential way through your shared Journal Buddies experiences.
Key #8: Relationships
When you and your son share this journal you will each openly and actively practice building a healthy relationship. In other words, you will demonstrate the “HOWS” of healthy relationship building. And, if you already have a great relationship with your child the bonus is that you’ll make your relationship even stronger!
Key #9: Connect
This shared journaling experience is a creative way to ensure that your child feels connected to you in a deep and profound way at least once per day!
Key #10: Communicate
The guided format of this journal opens the door to positive, reinforcing communication with your son. This is the most powerful key for you to ensure that your child not only hears but also listens to the great stuff you love about him.
With Journal Buddies I have truly re-invented journal keeping and brought creativity, excitement, and purpose to a wonderful, powerful and life-changing activity.
I hope that you are as excited about these fresh and innovative journals as I am and invite you to leave a comment below your thoughts and insights.
Here’s to improving your child’s self-esteem!