Matilda worries about a lot of things and although she knows there are many people she can go to if she needs to talk about anything I think she is reluctant too. I considered buying her a diary for her to write down her feeling that way she doesn't have to vocalise them but it will help her to process them. I was then offered to review the new Happy Confident Me Journal.
I was a little uncertain at first as Matilda has dyslexia and struggles with her writing and tend to give up easily when asked to write. But I was really happy when I saw the layout of this journal. The cover is a bright yellow and gives off a positive vibe. The first few pages focus on how to use the journal and what good the journal can do. We are also introduced to the Happy Confident Bee who appears on most pages with help and advice as you fill out the journal.
The second section asks you to name 3 things that you are grateful for. This will help to put thing into prospective. Yes maybe things didn't go your way today but you are still lucky will what you have.
One of the things I really liked about this journal is that you have to put the day of the week at the top of each page but you can put the full date. I like this because there is no pressure to fill out the journal everyday. If you fill it out once or a week or as and when you wan to you won’t be wasting any spacing having to miss out pages.
I gave the journal to Matilda who immediately loved it. She loved how bright and colourful the journal was. She also liked how easy it was to fill out. The journal directs your thoughts to positive ones and doesn't expect you to just write out everything you feel. I think that it will be easy to get Matilda to fill out this journal regularly and I genuinely feel it will make her feel happier and more positive. She is such a beautiful, amazing and kind hearted little soul and hopefully this journal will help her to see that.
I would defiantly recommend this journal to anyone with a child ages 8-12 as I feel it has been designed for age range. If you would like more information please check out their website