"Hey! How was your day?"
"What did you do?"
I know that keeping an open line of communication with my kids is important. I know that it is important for my daughter to know that she can come and talk to me about anything. Recently while shopping Amazon for a new journal I came across this one. Written by a Mother and Daughter this journal was created as a way for parent and child to communicate through journaling.
SO UP MY ALLEY!
I loved this idea and I had the perfect notebooks to use. I bought these Pendleton notebooks months ago and loved them. I had been carrying one around waiting for the perfect reason to write in it. I wanted to use it for something I would want to keep because how gorgeous is the cover art?
I added a few labels and wrote my daughter a letter and handed her the notebook. She flipped over this idea. She thought it was so cool to have something that was just ours that no one else could see. I think that part is important. In order for her to feel comfortable and allow her to be open and honest she has to know it is just between us.