About Journal Buddies

Dear Journaler Extraordinaire,

I am thrilled to introduce you to a new and wildly enjoyable method to journaling that helps adults and kids connect, communicate and celebrate.

Before I share all of the exciting details with you about the innovative and award-winning children’s books, I want to share a few words of wisdom about building self-esteem in children.

One of the simplest and most powerful ways to build self-esteem in kids is to tell them exactly what it is that makes them so incredible and amazing!  The easiest way to achieve this is to make a concerted effort to point out the special qualities, traits or talents that you admire about your special child.

After you’ve pointed out exactly what it is that makes your child so wonderful, simply ensure that s/he has fully absorbed (in both mind and heart) what you’ve told them.  Go back and read that again!  Let this advice sink in deeply. Let the awesome power of this one self-esteem building action settle deep within your mind and heart.

“The more you focus on words that uplift you, the more you embody the ideas contained in those words.” — Oprah

This simple yet powerful self-esteem action is the basis of my kids books, Journal Buddies: A Girl’s Journal for Sharing and Celebrating Magnificence and Journal Buddies: A Boy’s Journal for Discovering and Sharing Excellence.

There are also four pillars of wisdom that make the children’s books a powerful self-esteem building experience for the journal owner and their journaling buddies. These pillars of wisdom are about developing:

  1. A Healthy, Strong Sense of Self
  2. Confidence in one’s Abilities, Strengths and Gifts
  3. A Powerful, Support System of Helpers and Buddies
  4. Awareness of Beliefs (our own and those in our support system)

So what makes the Journal Buddies books for kids such a unique, fresh take on journaling?  The primary goal of Journal Buddies is to build a lasting sense of self-esteem in kids through experiential, hands-on learning. It has three simple parts, they are:

Innovative Part One – Shared Journaling

Easy & Fun Part Two – Creative Expression

Powerful Part Three – Kindness and Strengthening Self-Esteem

With the Journal Buddies book, you take the simple and fun self-esteem building activity of sharing what you admire and love about your child and you make the time to formalize this experience and record it in a journal.  You do this once a day for 30 days.

Journal Buddies is no ordinary journal book.  It is an experience – an unforgettable and lasting experience about sharing, creating, expressing, and improving self-esteem.  Best of all, these books give kids a core self-esteem experience that lives inside of them forever. You agree that’s powerful, right?

I’m naturally excited about these kids journals.  I wrote them and polished them and tested them and rewrote them again (and again).  The final results are books PACKED full of great journaling ideas designed to help strengthen a child’s self-esteem, build healthy relationships and express their creativity!

But don’t just take my word for it.  See what others have to say about these preteen journals for kids:

Journal Buddies is simply brilliant!”
~ “Aunt” Laya Saul, Author

“This is such a GREAT book!”
~ She Scribes

“A wonderful tool!”
~ Just a Mom’s Take On Things

“An adorable journal”
~ From Melissa’s Desk

~Amy Donnan

“A delightful ingenious journal”
~ Loving Heart Mommy

Read even more rave reviews of this awesome kids book and happy journaling to you and your precious child…



Jill Schoenberg is the author of the award winning books Journal Buddies: A Girl’s Journal for Sharing and Celebrating Magnificence and Journal Buddies: A Boys Journal for Discovering and Sharing Excellence.

2 thoughts on “About Journal Buddies”

  1. I coordinate an after school program for girls through United Way and am very interested in purchasing your journals for my group members. Is there any way to receive a group rate for a large group?

  2. Hello Melanie,
    Why yes! I do offer group discounts and will email you more details shortly. Thank you so very much for your interest in using my journals with your after school program. I am truly honored. 😀

    Jill, author and creator of Journal Buddies

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