Have you ever kept a journal? Why or why not? If you do, what purposes does it serve? If you don’t, would you like to? If you’re like most students, summer is a busy season that revolves around fun, friends, and family. But one of the best things you can do for yourself this summer is to keep a journal. A journal lets you record your thoughts and activities while exercising your brain at the same time. Your journal will become a treasured keepsake and writing it will be a rewarding experience.
Our friends at Journal in a Box are debuting a new product – a downloadable home study course titled JournalUp: Teaching Teens and Tweens the Power of Journal Writing for Life Enhancement. When you use JournalUp, you will be able to learn firsthand why journaling is one of the most accessible self improvement tools around. The book contains six interesting and informative lessons:
•Lesson 1: Why Should I Keep a Journal?
•Lesson 2: What’s Your Journaling Style?
•Lesson 3: How am I Supposed to Journal?
•Lesson 4: Okay, But When and Where?
•Lesson 5: One More Question – What’s In It For Me?
•Lesson 6: But I’m Stuck, I’m Still Unsure What to Write About.
These lessons will answer all of your questions about journaling, including: When should I journal? How often do I need to write? (The answer may surprise you.) What should I write about? Can I journal without writing? How can writing in a journal make a difference in my life?
JournalUp was written by Yvonne Root and Tonya Schulte, a homeschool mom and daughter team. The book’s introduction states: “People often ask about the best way to teach their teens and pre-teens the principles of journaling….But, the absolute best ‘trick’ we know of to encourage regular journal writing habits in the lives of those young people is to build that habit in yourself.…That is why you will find assignments meant to be used by both adult and teen in every section of this study.…The unexpected benefit of this approach is that not only will you be teaching your teens a life-long habit that will serve them well in the future, you’ll be building the same habit – one which has the power to change your life in ways you never even imagined. So grab a journal, grab a pen and grab your teens’ attention. Now, get ready to learn a fantastic new life skill!”
JournalUp is the perfect book for a journaling novice, but will still hold up well for a more experienced journal writer. JIB Productions – homeschool publisher of guided journals, home study courses, and online courses on the subject of journaling – were kind enough to offer a FREE copy of JournalUp to share with one lucky reader!
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