Unique Gift ideas for Girls & Boys—
Parents Who Give the Gift of Primary Time to Children Help Build and Strengthen Their Self-Esteem with Award-Winning Book series, Journal Buddies
MN Author Encourages Parents to Give the Gift of Primary Time to Children This Holiday Season—
According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the more time parents spend with their children the more they “will be able to help them tune into their abilities, skill-building activities, and healthy friendships.”
But not all time spent with children is the same.
There is primary time when a child is the sole focus of a parent’s attention. There is secondary time — helping with homework, for example, while cooking dinner. And then there is a third category of passively being with children, such as watching TV.
Designed to be a primary time activity for parent’s of children 7 – 17, Journal Buddies takes journaling and its many positive benefits to a new level. Unlike ordinary, blank or lined journals, Journal Buddies: A Girls Journal for Sharing and Celebrating Magnificence and Journal Buddies: A Boy’s Journal for Discovering and Sharing Excellence focus on self-expression and self-discovery through guided, creative, and interactive journaling.
These journals include innovative and creative journaling 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 kids complete each of the 30 entries in Journal Buddies as a team AND are encouraged to write, draw, cut, paste, and create in their own unique journaling styles. (Grab your free excerpts of these innovative journals that are unique gift ideas for Girls and Boys).
“It’s a celebration of qualities, traits and talents that parents like about their kids and that kids like about their parents,” says Jill Schoenberg, the author and publisher of Journal Buddies.
With Journal Buddies parents make a BIG difference in the development of their kid’s self-esteem as they take the time to identify, share and record exactly which characteristics they value in their child. And, according to Kidsource.com, “The extent to which children believe they have the characteristics valued by the important adults and peers in their lives figures greatly in the development of self-esteem.”
So give your kids the gift of primary time. This unique gift idea for girls and boys is the perfect choice! The Journal Buddies books are available at Amazon.com. For more information please contact Jill Schoenberg or read even more about how Journal Buddies work.
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. Jill 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. She currently lives in central Minnesota.