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Journal Kindness: How Writing Can Grow Your Child's "Empathy Muscles"

Prompts and tips for keeping a familiy kindness journal

Does your child enjoy keeping a journal or writing their own stories?

Does anyone in your family find it easier to gather their ideas on paper than in conversation?

If so, the newest project from Doing Good Together's Big-Hearted Families program may be perfect for your family.

Writing regularly in a journal can be an incredibly helpful habit to develop. Writing down our thoughts allows us to process big ideas, capture memories, and remember what's important.

For some of us, we even learn better through writing, the details stick with us longer when we write them down.

Emerging research is finding a connection between keeping a journal and greater emotional and physical health. Teaching your child to write regularly with a compassion-themed family journal can have a number of positive impacts on their well-being.

We've put together simple project instructions, tips, and tools to help your family create a DIY Kindness Journal. 

Take your kindness practice deeper by setting aside a few moments each week to discuss and write about the prompts we've gathered. Visit our project page for instructions, prompts, and journal-keeping tips.

If you'd like to see the benefits of a big-hearted journal without the work of creating it yourself, check out My First Gratitude Journal: A Write-in, Draw-in Gratitude Journal for Kids by Vivian Tenorio.


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