Welcome back for week 2! How did week 1 go? Did it give you any insight into what your child is thinking?
I learned that though Ellie can be really in touch with some of her feelings, she still has very simple thoughts as well. For example, one of the things she liked about herself was that she likes the color pink.
Let’s talk friendship this week. One of the hardest things for any kid to learn is that the world doesn’t revolve around them. This is hard for a lot of adults to comprehend, so just imagine how hard it is for a child to grasp. Learning to take turns, sharing, and understand that just because you might like to play legos your play date guest may not.
So what does friendship mean to kid?
After Journaling Chat:
Share with your child what friendship mean to you as an adult.
This also might be a good time to talk about how to handle a friend who isn’t being such a good friend.
Food for thought:
Does your child already have a clique at school? Do they already have a bff or a couple bff’s? Why are they friends? Is it because you’re friends with their parents? Are they friends because they have extra curricular activities in common?
Can’t wait to hear how you and your kids are doing with the journal.