Boys Diary

Boys Diary: One-of-a-Kind Journal for Boys Helps Parents Improve Son’s Self-Esteem

Little Falls, MN—A unique, interactive and creative new book, Journal Buddies: A Boy’s Journal for Discovering and Sharing Excellence by Jill Schoenberg, is a one-of-a-kind experience for boys and their parents.

This “diary/journal” offers boys a creative outlet for self-discovery and offers parents a fun tool to improve and strengthen their son’s self-esteem. And according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Self-esteem plays a central role in a child’s motivation and achievements in school, athletics, and social relationships.”3rd Grade Boy with  Journal Buddies

With Journal Buddies, a boy learns to strengthen his sense of self-esteem and self-confidence by developing and enhancing a positive outlook of himself and of his parents. Parents enhance this journaling adventure by identifying, sharing and recording in the journal the specific characteristics that they value in their son.

Here’s what Sue, a proud mom from Minnesota, has to say about Journal Buddies for boys:

At first my son wasn’t so sure about his journal,
but he has done two entries and yesterday he was so proud.
I love it!

Journal Buddies includes innovative and creative journal keeping tools such as creative journaling tips, daily lists of qualities, traits and talents each buddy admires about the other, a “thought for the day”, lined and unlined pages and a focus word of the day.

Parents and their sons complete each of the 30 entries in the book as a team AND are encouraged to write, draw, cut, paste, and create in their own unique journaling styles. Visit today to receive a free copy of the report “89 Creative Journaling Ideas.” After a month of journaling, the reflection section narrows down the boy’s favorite buddy traits, and more importantly, which of his own qualities he is most proud of.

“It’s a celebration of qualities, traits, and talents that parents love about their sons and that sons love about their parents, and it’s a win-win for parents and kids alike,” says Jill Schoenberg, the author and publisher of Journal Buddies. “It’s journaling with a twist.”

This is an uplifting book that any parent would love to share with their son. What better way for a boy to celebrate his excellence than through the wisdom and laughter of his parents?

Journal Buddies: A Boy’s Journal for Discovering and Sharing Excellence is available at, and directly from the publisher at There is a girls version, too! For more information or to set up an interview with the author please contact Jill Schoenberg or visit the media room. Download free excerpts from Journal Buddies.

 About the Author:

Jill Schoenberg was born and raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Youth Studies and Sociology. She has dedicated herself to improving the lives of young people and to helping them to understand and strengthen their self-esteem, creative talents, and life-skills. Jill is an avid book reader and journal writer who currently lives in central Minnesota.


Contact: Jill Schoenberg

Blue Sky at Night Publishing

Little Falls, MN