Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Journal Buddies and Giveaway!!!

I was very excited to see what Journal Buddies was all about . I told my son about it and he just groaned. The subject he struggles at the most in school is writing. He does not like to write at all. We have to really work with him to practice his handwriting and making sure he writes his letters/numbers correctly.  He also struggles with imagination. When it comes time to write a report, letter or even draw a certain type of picture, he cannot think of anything to write or draw, his mind is blank.

So when we received Journal Buddies, he was actually very interested and dove right in. I was so surprised !
This is what he had to say bout Journal Buddies:

With Journal Buddies - there are pages that gives you idea's on what to write.
Here are a couple of pictures I took. I tried to get a close up so you could read the writing.

From Journal Buddies website:
Creating a journal together creates a cherished self-esteem building keepsake that may be reflected upon – time and again – by both you and your special girl.
With Journal Buddies, you take the simple and fun self-esteem building activity of sharing what you admire and love about your girl and you make the time to formalize it once a day for 30 days in a journal.

I have never seen a journal that was geared toward a boy and Journal Buddies has a book for a girl or a boy! 

About the author:
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.
Jill Schoenberg was born and raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Youth Studies and Sociology from the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about creating tools for kids to help them develop their self-esteem. And she loves creative journaling!
Her professional experience includes more than seven years of working directly with young people — helping them to understand and strengthen their self-esteem, creative talents and life-skills.

Please visit for more information about Jill and her books.

Now, the creator and author of Journal Buddies has kindly offered to 1 lucky winner a copy of Journal Buddies!

To enter, you must be a follower,  go to Journal Buddies and comment on what you found interesting about Journal Buddies.

For extra entries:

Follow @Selfesteem on Twitter.
Add me as a friend on Facebook
Like Journal Buddies on Facebook
Tweet about this giveaway- don't forget to leave a link.
Post about the giveaway (sidebar is fine too)- be sure to leave a link

Anything else you do just be sure to leave a link!

Giveaway ends June 2nd. US only. 

Good Luck!!


Debbie F said...

Hey Natalie! I just clicked the Add as Friend on Facebook!

I would love to get one of these for my son. He too has problems with writing and this would be great for over the summer to keep him practicing!

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Debbie F said...

I went to Journal Buddies website. I love that they have a free 'sample' you can download. This journal is great and I think could make a big difference in kids self esteem. Thanks!

Oh - and I 'like' Journal Buddies on Facebook too!

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Natalie W said...

Thanks Debbie!

Suko said...

Your son is absolutely darling!

Natalie W said...

Aww thanks Suko!

LindyLouMac said...

What a brilliant idea, hope your son enjoys the Journal Buddie.

Teenage Bride said...

Your son is so cute!! I wish him the best of luck in school. My siblings struggled with writing, but with the help of great teachers and amazing parents they succeeded just as I am sure your son will do.

Journal buddies seems like a great product. i don't have kids yet, but my sister is an elementary school teacher and I am certainly going to tell her about Jornal buddies!!!

Mystee said...

I went to the site and i love the self esteem worksheets, I think they're a great idea.

I'm also following self-esteem on twitter

I added journal buddies on facebook

And I added you as a friend on facebook


Lynette said...

I learned that they have a free sample you can download. I think this is a great idea for kids, and for encouraging journaling.

Lynette said...

I follow @Selfesteem on Twitter as @picpocketbooks

sibabe64 said...

The self esteem worksheets are a great idea for kids, but I can even use them . hehe

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Tabathia said...

follow and I learned it helps build self-esteem by you both creating the journal together
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com