This may be my favorite thing I've had the chance to review and I am so excited to share it with you.
I discovered something called Journal Buddies. Journal Buddies is a unique journaling experience in which your child has the opportunity to share his or her journal with friends and family. It's a great tool for building self-esteem and for being able to express yourself in a special way.
I knew right away that this would be perfect for Riley. He's 7 1/2 and his love language is definitely words of affirmation. He tends to get down on himself a lot and I knew that this would be a wonderful opportunity for him to see how special he is to so many people.
I was his first "buddy" and the theme for the day in the journal was "treasure". I took that opportunity to explain to him what a treasure was and that he was a treasure to me. I told him several things that I think are special about him (aside from the area in the journal where you list 3 traits or qualities that you like about the person). I also drew him a picture and made a little poem out of his name. He loved it!
Next, he had my cousin (his second cousin) who is 15 write in his journal. The theme for that entry was "proud" and she told him about how proud she was of him with how well he does in school and how nice he is to his family. He loved that too!
I just think that these journals are an amazing way to tell the children in your life just how precious they are and for them to read the things that the people in their life think and feel about them, but just don't always say.
I can already see that this is going to be a great tool in building Riley's self-esteem and I think it is something every child (and every person who writes in their journal) can benefit from!
The wonderful creator of these journals, Jill Schoenberg, is offering one of my readers their choice of a Boy or Girl journal. Read carefully below to find out how you can win!
BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE ENTRY DIRECTIONS EXACTLY FOR YOUR ENTRIES TO COUNT!!!!
This contest will be open until 11:59 PM on February 21st. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents.
LEAVE SEPARATE COMMENTS FOR EACH ENTRY AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORM - Jane (at) yahoo (dot) com
MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Journal Buddies website and tell me a great tip or great advice that you found there.(1 entry)
Follow my blog (publicly via google friend connect, located on the top right sidebar) - You can use this as an entry whether you are a new follower or a current follower. (2 entries)
Place my "It's All About The Kids" button on your blog and leave me 3 separate comments saying you did. The button is found on the right sidebar of my blog. (3 entries)
Place my Finally Finding Me...I Think button on your blog and leave me 4 separate comments saying you did. The button is found on the right sidebar of my blog. (4 entries)
Blog about this giveaway with a link to my blog and leave me the link to your post (5 entries) This counts as 5 separate entries so leave a comment for each and just number them.
That's 15 chances to win! Good luck!
Disclosure: I received this product for free for review purposes. My opinions expressed in this review were honest and genuine and I was in no way persuaded by the company involved.
I've been married to my husband, Brian, since June 12, 1999 and we have 3 amazing boys. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home and raise my kids until they were all in school and I am thankful for that everyday. I'm a quirky, emotional, self-proclaimed dork and I've finally gotten to the point in my life where I'm cool with that.