Helping Teens Learn How to Keep a Journal

teen journalBeing able to express ourselves using the hand written word is rapidly becoming a lost art. Kids are more likely to type on their laptops or send a text message if they have anything to say. But writing by hand is a whole different experience for teens: it’s a much more emotional connection with their inner selves, and it will be a tool that they can use to help them navigate through their most turbulent years. Here are some ways to help teens want to keep a journal.
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For New Journal Writers – Seven Guiding Principles to Keeping a Journal or Diary

For New Journal Writers - Seven Guiding Principles to Keeping a Journal or DiaryThere aren’t any hard-set rules for keeping a journal or diary. How often you write, how much time you spend, and what your journaling schedule is are matters of personal choice and circumstance. What seems a comfortable writing schedule for one may seem unbearably formal to another. And while an individual living alone may have hours of solitude and enormous flexibility in terms of time, a parent with small children may have very little of either. So it is of primary importance to find what works for you. The following general guidelines, however, may help you to establish diary writing as a regular and enduring habit.
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How to Make a Personal Handmade Journal

How to Make a Personal Handmade JournalJournals are intimate items where we put in writing our hopes, ambitions, dreams, fears or anything we could not express in words. There are millions of diaries in the market to choose from. However, it would never be as intimate if you hand-made your own journal. A handmade diary for your thoughts and feelings would be a superb way to watch your life charge forward.
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