This is a guided journal for girls based on 4 personal growth and happiness techniques. The journal is divided into these 4 broad sections and will heThis is a guided journal for girls based on 4 personal growth and happiness techniques. The journal is divided into these 4 broad sections and will help your child write about all areas of their lives.
Self-Reflection This section helps your girl focus on what is positive about themselves. This helps to build their self-esteem and allows them to dream big.
School & Hobbies This section focuses on their achievements in school and hobbies. It has space for them to list what they are most proud of in these areas, set goals and write out what they want to learn or try.
Family & Friends This area gives them a space to reflect on who loves them. There are also areas where they can write out ways to be a better family member and friends. They are also encouraged to write letters to their loved ones.
Helping the World This section helps girls to brainstorm ways to help their community. It also allows them space to write about what they love about the earth and how to become a better citizen on this earth.
This journal is a fantastic way to help build a young girls self-esteem. It helps them focus on themselves first, to become their best self. Once that's done, they can then turn their attention to how they impact their world. It shows them in a very subtle way, how to be confident. It helps them to realize and believe that they can do whatever they put their minds to.
The other day, I had a Grammy-Granddaughter date with my eldest, Alex who is 8. On our way to see a movie, we were in the car with no music or any other distractions. It was the perfect opportunity to catch up with each other and just talk together. At one point, I asked her what she wanted to be when she grows up.
She thought about it for a few minutes, then asked me if she could only be one thing when she grows up. Of course, I told her no, that she can be anything she wants to be. And if she wants to be more than one thing, that's perfectly acceptable.
She said, "Great! I want to be a cook like Granddad, a singer and an artist."
I love that she has big dreams and is open to any and all possibilities. I want to instill this mindset in all my grandchildren. I believe that this self-reflection journal will help to do just that. But right now, Alex is the only one old enough to get the benefits of a journal like this. So, she will be getting this along with the "My Gratitude and Dream Journal" another award winning diary by the same authors.
If you have a young girl between the ages of 8 - 15, that loves to write in their diaries, this is the perfect gift idea for them. I am sure my granddaughter will truly love this diary.
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Disclosure: You should assume that I am an affiliate for providers of products and services mentioned on this blog. I may be compensated when you purchase, after clicking on a link, at no additional cost to you. Some of the books and products I have received for free, some I have purchased. All opinions are my own. Thanks in advance for your support. If you have any questions about this read my full disclosure....more
This is a Christian dystopian novel set in the not too distant future. Dystopian is one of my favorite genres to read, and I found the Christian aspecThis is a Christian dystopian novel set in the not too distant future. Dystopian is one of my favorite genres to read, and I found the Christian aspect of this one a unique slant on the theme.
Grant and his team, including his wife, children, and close friends are living in a work camp in Minot in what used to be North Dakota before the war. Folks living in the work camps are free to pursue their own beliefs and religion, but without the benefit of any religious texts. Since religions were blamed by the Federation for the cause of the war that decimated the earth's population, they were deemed illegal and were destroyed.
Grant's grandmother was alive at the end of the war and managed to hang onto just a partial page from her precious Bible. She raised Grant's father as Christian, teaching them what she knew and what could be inferred from that little piece of the New Testament page. Grant's father in turn raised him under the same simple belief. Grant, his family and friends all meet together to discuss the man Jesus and what it means to be of the Christian faith.
What this little group wants more then anything is to know what true Christianity and faith means. They have heard of several small "Christian" enclaves out in the forbidden zone and want desperately to meet fellow Christians and to be part of their community. When an opportunity presents itself for them to escape the work camp, they agree to go and search out these communities for themselves. Knowing that once they step outside, into the wilderness they can never return to their previous home.
As they travel from Minot all the way to what used to be Lexington KY and beyond, they meet 3 separate Christian communities. Each of these communities seem sincere in their faith on the surface, but within their practices, things somehow just don't seem right. Whether it's the community leader setting himself up as demi-god, or an order of pseudo-monk healers practicing a form of religion it just doesn't appear to be anything like the Christianity they know.
Along the way, they meet up with many people living the "outlaw" life in the wilderness. Some whose intentions appear to be genuinely kind and helpful and some who are menacing and brutal. They meet up with people of many religious beliefs along the way, Muslims, Buddhist Monks, Catholics and Christians.
I was particularly interested to see that Grant and his Team didn't hold judgement against anyone else and their beliefs, in spite of having had no organized Christian teachings. They faced all challenges with a faith and genuine compassion for all they met. This behavior, exemplified what Jesus taught. I enjoyed watching each character go through their own faith journey along the physical trek they took.
If you are a fan of dystopian and prefer a less harsh, but no less bleak storyline, this book is for you.
I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review....more