This journal is designed to do two things:
- Encourage your child to acknowledge and appreciate the wonderful things they have in their life.
- Think about how they can be a positive influence on the world and those around them.
The concept is simple: gently guide focus towards gratitude and empathy, so those values becomes instilled as our children’s natural moral compass.
Nurturing these life lessons in your child is incredibly powerful, not only for improving and strengthening their relationships with others, but also for building the foundations for good mental health and wellbeing throughout their life:
Mindfulness and appreciation of the good in our lives underpins contentment.
Contents of the journal include positive sections to complete, focusing on a variety of areas such as family, friendships, home, and school. There are also colouring pages, dot-to-dots, plain doodle pages, and lined pages for journalling.
The layout of the workbook allows your child to complete sections in their own time and at their own pace, and encourages them to look at all areas of their life initially, then focus on how they’re grateful over a period of time, before returning to focusing on the specific areas of their life again.
The principal behind this structure is to enable you to discuss with your child the changes in their life from when they begin to when they complete the journal. To avoid burnout or overwhelm, written pages are broken up with space to draw and get creative, and pages contain illustrations which can be coloured.
It’s widely understood that the best way to achieve happiness is to practice gratitude and kindness. There’s no more valuable a lesson to teach our children, than to be grateful and compassionate.