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Greatest item I have ever decided to buy.
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2016
My daughter is 10 years old and I've always told her she can tell me anything. When I found this journal, I thought I'd give it a try. Not only has it created a special bond between us, but she feels more open to write down questions or ideas to share with me that may otherwise be too embarrassing for her to share otherwise. She'll write in it and put it on my nightstand. I make it a point to give her the advice she needs or just tell her an equally embarrassing story so she doesn't feel alone. I make it a point to get it back to her night stand as soon as possible so she feels like it's important enough and that I truly do care about what she's thinking and feeling. Too often we get so busy and wrapped up in other things, we forget these little humans we're raising really need our undivided attention!
They don't seem to have one of these books for "Mom and Son" but my 8 year old son soon wanted this special bond also. I purchased a regular "manly" looking journal and wrote a very special message on the inside cover for him. He's my tough child. The one that fights back with everything. I cannot believe the change in him almost immediately after starting the journal. He was daddy's boy almost his entire 8 years. Now we have such an amazing bond because he feels he can tell me anything. His first entry was about a girl who likes him at school. It was my chance to write down how special girls are and the right way to treat them.
We do a lot of different things, like at dinner we ask what their favorite part of their day and the worst part. I tell them everyday to make sure they do at least one act of kindness a day, but more importantly I ask them what they noticed someone did for them as an act of kindness. I want them to keep their eyes and hearts open to realize there is good in the world and it happens everyday to all of us. Even doing these little things, I wanted something more and these journals are perfect!
If you haven't don't this yet and want a way to bring you and your children closer, I highly suggest doing this. All the great advise my mom taught me before she passed away can now be shared in words with my children and they seem to hold on to the words better than if I spoke them.