Kids face consistent pressure from their friends and the media to look and act in certain ways. Though parents and teachers can’t take these pressures away, they can alleviate the damage by promoting confidence and high self-esteem. Journaling is one of the best ways to help kids develop their self-esteem as it encourages reflection, offers confidence, provides stability, and promotes creativity.
When students journal, they become more aware of their own feelings and grow more comfortable expressing their ideas. These 52 new journal prompts encourage children to reflect on the positive aspects of their lives. From identifying their greatest strengths to considering their goals, each journal prompt offers a motivating or inspiring idea for kids to consider. Students will think about the qualities they share with people they admire and the way they feel when they receive compliments.