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Teens Journal Too!Journaling isn’t just for adults. Many teens and pre-teens chronicle their lives and express themselves through journaling. They lament relationships gone wrong, fume about unjust treatment at the hands of parents and other authority figures, and celebrate victories both in and out of school. In the language of teens, they “get their feelings out”, a proven benefit to emotional well-being. Unlike the ordinary blank-paged journals found in book stores and gift shops everywhere, this teen journal is carefully crafted by an expert in adolescent therapy. In addition to plenty of blank pages for self-expression, there are questions to ponder and answer that promote self-discovery and growth. Appealing cartoons and “Doodle Pages” make the journal come alive. The savvy eleven-year-old, defiant fourteen-year-old and shy ...

Introduction
Introduction

This journal is for you alone. It is your private place to express your feelings, identify your hopes, and outline your dreams. You can practice being an artist, play around with being a poet, and try your skills as a writer.

This journal is not a diary! Diaries can be stressful because you are supposed to write in them every day. Write in your journal only when you want to. Journals are for self-expression, so use yours when you are glad, mad, sad, scared, lonely, guilty, or just plain bored.

A journal is your best friend in self-discovery. Go back to reread what you have written often. You may surprise yourself!

Most of all, don't judge yourself when you write or draw in your journal. Turn off ...

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