If I remember one thing from my tween years, it’s that my journals were my safe havens. Figuring out the world was tough, and writing down my thoughts and feelings allowed me to process them in private. My writings were pretty random though, and in retrospect, I would’ve loved to have a guided journal or two.
The tween years of 9-12 are incredibly important for a girl’s social and emotional development, including the development of her self-confidence, emotional resilience and empathy towards others. Guided journals with questions that encourage her to focus on the positive and encourage gratitude and empathy will help her develop a strong foundation for the rest of her life.
Journaling has proven emotional and physical health benefits to both kids and adults, including being able to:
- Process feelings and emotions
- Self discovery
- Improve writing skills
- Communicate their ideas
- Stimulate creativity
- Lower stress
- Improve relationships, particularly if you journal together with your tween!
Here are our picks for 8 of the best guided journals out there today for tween girls. Pick one or pick several to try throughout the year! And with some colorful pens and maybe some stickers, journaling can be even more fun! I would personally love these new Erin Condren x Hello Kitty pens!
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Notebook Doodles Go Girl! Guided Journal
Author: Jess Volinski
This colorful journal is full of Jess Volinski’s very popular doodle style drawings. Full page activities and motivational quotes are mixed in with guided writing prompts on lined pages. A great starter journal! Notebook Doodles Journal is available on Amazon.
Grateful Hearts Girl’s Gratitude Journal
Author: Fleurette Press
Our very own journal for tween girls is full of fun writing prompts and activities designed to encourage an optimistic mindset and to help cultivate a habit of gratitude. Tween girls will love the fun and cute page designs! Grateful Hearts Girl’s Gratitude Journal is available on Amazon.
Mindful Affirmations and Activities
Author: Pragya Tomar
This popular journal for girls is full of positive affirmations and exercises to encourage confidence and deal with emotions like anxiety, sadness, and stress. Many pages are also coloring pages. Mindful Affirmations and Activities is available on Amazon.
Author: Allison Kimmey
This newly released journal is filled with activities, coloring pages, and journal prompts to inspire young girls to be strong and confident. Empowered Girls is available on Amazon.
Love, Mom and Me
Author: Katie Clemons
This adorable journal is great for mother and daughter bonding since it’s meant for both to write in for each question or activity! It’s also filled with very cute drawings and decorations that will appeal to tween girls. Love, Mom and Me is available on Amazon.
Love, Grandma and Me
Author: Katie Clemons
Similar to Love, Mom and Me, this journal is meant to be filled out by two people – in this case, a tween girl and her Grandma! This would be a very precious keepsake that would make any Grandma very happy. Love, Grandma and Me is available on Amazon.
Nature Study & Outdoor Science Journal
Author: Sarah Janisse Brown, Serena Marie Lapointe, Vanya Romanenko (Illustrator)
This nature-based journal has over 180 lessons and illustrations that invites tweens to read, write, draw, color, explore and appreciate the outdoors while covering a variety of nature-based subjects. What a great way to journal and learn! Great for both girls and boys. Nature Study & Outdoor Science Journal is available on Amazon.
Question a Day Journal for Kids
Author: MaryAnne Kochenderfer
This journal is for those just getting started in journaling and has shorter writing prompts that are still fun to answer and fun to look back on later on. This journal is great for both girls and boys! Question a Day Journal for Kids on Amazon.
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