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What are your opinions?

do you feel having a child(8,9 and 10 year olds) write in a journal every day as to what they have done for the Summer would be a good or bad idea(they suggested it themselves)?


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 10:31 AM on Jun. 12, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (7)
  • I think it's a great idea. Even better since it's something that WANT to do :)

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 1:39 PM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • If they suggested it themselves, I would encourage it. If nothing else, it will help them keep their handwriting & spelling in practice for next school year.

    Answer by Vix920 at 10:38 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • I think it's a great idea! Not only is it reading and writing practice, but it will make them reflect on how exactly they are spending their time.


    Answer by IhartU at 10:38 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • My parents gave me a diary as soon as I was learning to write, I think it really helped me in many ways - become a better writer, speller, reader, to deal with "life", very therapeutic!... I wrote in a diary (not daily as i got older) until I had my dd at 24yo - then I got out of the habit, but now I write a lot in her memory book.. I kept all my diary's through out the years in a small memory box i got at hobby lobby. It is very cute to go & read my first diary!! And maybe one day reading my own will help me parent my own child. They may want a diary (seen as for their eyes only!) & id 100% say THAT IS GREAT! Kids these days do not write or read nearly enough! I would let them go & pick out a diary with a lock so they feel their words are safe :) ..... I still remember getting my first! That lock (oh so cheap lock!). So it also teaches responsibility to keep hold of that key! :-)


    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 10:44 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • i think its a wonderfull idea if they wanna do it let them

    Answer by Sara_Carter at 10:56 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • Absolutely yes. That's a great idea. :)

    Answer by dayziesnrozes at 11:22 AM on Jun. 12, 2011

  • I think its a great idea especially if they suggested it themselves.

    Answer by meooma at 1:14 PM on Jun. 12, 2011