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Helping Your Child Process Emotions Through Journaling

Today we are looking at how we can help our children start journaling.  Journaling is a great way to process all of those emotions and feelings that we are experiencing this Global Pandemic.  It is also a great way to capture those wonderful moments that we want to remember.  my two most favorite journals that Daisy and I use together are The Loom Journal and the Write The Word Journal, both of which are guided.   Pick something that is age appropriate and that has guided subject matter that your child is interested in.

Tips to help get your child started:

  1. Remember that it doesn't have to be perfect!  That goes for you too!  Make a mess, draw pictures, scribble!  All of these help to put our emotions out on the paper so we can start to process.  Many of the younger children will use pictures or inventive spelling to show what they are thinking about.
  2. Make journaling a habit.  This could be a weekly habit, or a daily habit.  That all really depends on what you and your child need.  You can always start with a weekly routine and move it to a daily routine as you notice changes in your child's overall mood.
  3.  Writing in your own journal right alongside of your child.  This will help model the behavior for them and build a bond that lasts a lifetime!
  4. Become comfortable with helping them process their feelings.  Your child may have questions, or need help with writing down what they are feeling.  Help them!


Remember that this is a process, and it will take time to find your groove.  If you notice that your child is not really interested in journaling on a given day, that is ok! Don't force it.  Try having conversations with them to help open them up a bit.  The key is to remember why you wanted to start this process, and to find the best way to reach that why.  Journaling is an effective way to get there, but there are other tools in your tool belt that might be just as effective!

If you notice that you are feeling a little bit of overwhelm in this season download our free resource Overcoming Overwhelm. In this series, I share with you the same tools that were given to me years ago when overcoming the overwhelm that came alongside my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnoses.  These tools have given me back my life, and I want you to be able to become free from overwhelm too!  Double Bonus: By downloading this series you will automatically be in the running to win one of the planners or journals that Brandie Price Image is giving away!!


  • Now to see the Planners and Journals that Brandie is Giving Away!

    I have 3 Start Today Priority Planners from Rachel Hollis's Hollis Co.  There are 2 different prints. If you win one these, print will be selected randomly.

    I have 3 Start Today Journals from Rachel Hollis's Hollis Co.  There are 3 different prints. If you win one of these, print will be deleted randomly.

    We have a Write the Word Journal Mommy and Me set from Cultivate What Matters. Here is a look at each of the  Mom's & Children's Journals.

    Once you Download the Overcoming Overwhelm Tools Series, you will be in the running for one of these planners or journals!

    Happy Journaling!!


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