You have the right to JournalSeptember 14, 2020
Keeping a journal is a great tool and beneficial for everyone. It is my goal to have this so ingrained in my kids that it is never questioned. They just do it.
I want it to be this way because their journal will always be there for them, a tool for figuring out how to work through their thoughts and explore their selves in a safe way. Respect their privacy in these spaces. I remind them that my journal is for me and theirs is for them. But then I demonstrate sharing my thoughts, mistakes and at times telling them “no that page is private” which they then act out on their own. This gives them the freedom to think and the power to know that not all their thoughts have to be shared. Privacy to thoughts is a gift. For safety, we also discuss safe secrets and body secrets.
I help them through journaling activities. Stay tuned! I demonstrate by journaling myself. This is a skill that has to be developed like any other.
This spell or one similar is often the first thing we place in our journals. Taking the time to do this is what changes this notebook into a journal or Book of Shadows. It is a sign that this is private. By calling the divine and the elements, I feel that the book is more effective for self-reflective and growth activities, help with feedback and honesty. Let me know if you feel this way about your journal in the comments!
BOS Cover Spell
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I print this front and back and we add our energy by coloring the very intricate artwork! This makes a great opportunity to talk about putting energy out there and the intent for the book. Then we slip or slide it in the journal how it fits. We have chosen different color sheets for different books. Cutting out an gluing its words down can make this very discrete and yet powerful in a composition notebook or slid into the front of a three-ring binder.