Journaling with Kids to Bond as a Family
It has been shown that journaling decreases stress and anxiety, fosters mindfulness and presence, and improves memory and focus. It benefits kids and adults alike. That is why I love these parent-child journals from Promptly Journals. Journaling with my kids will help them and myself grow closer together.
Be sure to check out these Parent-Child Journals on our Sizzlin’ Summer and Back to School Guides this season.
Disclaimer: This review was done by team member Emily. She was provided product in exchange for her honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are her own and were not influenced by the developing company and/or its affiliates in any way.
Sitting down to do a daily journal can be intimidating. What to write? Where do I start? Especially for kids. The temptation to just write “I played video games and ate spaghetti for dinner” every day gets boring and repetitive. These wonderful journals solve this issue with prompts.
Nothing Boring about Journaling with Kids
With the prompts given, once on the “parent” page and the same prompt on the “Child” page, you both get to answer. But it is not only writing. There are pages where you both color the same picture to see how it is similar and different. And every journal starts with a story called “The Tale of the Threads” that follows a child as he discovers the various threads in his life, and how they all get woven into the family tapestry that we create.
This is a beautiful and simple story and concept for kids and adults alike. The journal then acts as a way to discover and follow the threads within our family tapestry. And it is fun for both me and my kids.
The Little Extras
The parent-child journals themselves are wonderful. But they also include a prompt booklet as well. This portable little booklet gives so many great ideas to get discussions going. The journals themselves also include inspiring quotes, places for affirmations, bullet journal pages, and so much more. It makes it fun and easy to stick with the journal and keep it interesting. Plus there is a ribbon to always keep your place. I love knowing that as my kids grow into adults with their own families, that they can look back on these journals as a beautiful reminder of their childhoods.