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Guided by a series of thought-provoking questions, teens will discover new ways to think about their evolving relationships...
Guided by a series of thought-provoking questions, teens will discover new ways to think about their evolving relationships with their friends. Teen Love : A Journal on Friendship, An Interactive Friend to Friend Journal promises to become a treasured keepsake for teens-one that they will turn to again and again for advice and remembrance.
If someone told you that they knew of a way that you could understand yourself better, develop inner security, become a happier person, like yourself more, be a better friend and possess an all-around more positive attitude in 5-20 minutes a day, would you be interested?
Journaling can achieve these things and it only requires a little bit of your time and your honesty.
I receive hundreds of letters a day from teenagers like you (in fact one could have actually been from you) and some of the most profound ones are in response to the two journals I have compiled. I hear from teenagers who swear that their lives have changed completely because of the time they spent answering questions, reflecting on who they are and having the courage to go deep and discover their true selves. I hear over and over again that their self-worth and self-love increased greatly as a result of completing their journals.
This journal starts with "Being Yourself" and takes you through challenges in friendship, making friends, hurt, betrayal, jealousy, cliques, groups and popularity. It then deals with the hardest part of friendship: friends in trouble. So that we could finish up on a positive note we end with a celebration of friendship in the chapter "The Best of Friendship."
My favorite thing about this journal is that in each chapter we have the "Best Friend's Pages." This is a section that your closest friend will fill out. I suggest that you give your friend the journal to fill out BEFORE you begin to do your part. Ideally you will both have a journal and be able to fill out each other's "Best Friend's Pages" before filling out your own.
When you are filling out your own pages you will encounter some challenging moments. You will be asked to remember some difficult and painful experiences. The importance of working your way through these questions is that each time you are willing to face your pain and examine a painful experience, you can then truly put it behind you. There are also many questions that will help you to understand what kind of friend you are and the nature of the friends you choose. For most people these are questions that will bring back both happy and sad moments. You will be examining yourself and looking at what is important to you. As I have said many times, the better you know yourself, the better off you will be in all areas of your life.
It is my deepest hope that this journal will help you to see and understand the importance of friends. I also hope it will remind you that as humans we all make mistakes, we all misjudge people and we all need to learn to be more forgiving of our friends and of ourselves.
Learning to be a good friend is a process and we are constantly faced with opportunities to practice what we learn along the way. I hope that this journal will provide you with the guidance needed to get to know yourself better and to appreciate this amazing thing called friendship.
Friendship Is . . .
On our Web site I posted the following questions about friendship. This is a small sampling of the answers. I want to thank all of you who took the time to respond to my questions.
What makes you mad at your best friend?
What makes you mad in general?
What is the nicest thing you have ever done for a friend?
What is the meanest thing you have ever done to a friend?
What is the nicest thing a friend has done for you?
What is the meanest thing a friend has done to you?
What do you want to know about your friends?
What do you want your friends to know about you?
What do you look for in a friend?
If you could change one thing about friendship, what would it be?
(c)2001. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Teen Love: A Journal on Friendship by Kimberly Kirberger. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.
Posted March 14, 2001
If someone told you that they knew of a way that you could understand yourself better, develope inner security, become a happier person , like yourself more, be a better friend and possess an all around more positive attitude in 5-20 minutes a day, would you be interested? This is the question I ask at the beginning of this journal. (I am the author)ANd yes, I beleive these things are the result of journaling, especially when it is focused with specific questions and thought provoking quotes and poetry. Journaling has proven to be so important in developing self esteem and self- awareness. My favorite part is the best friend pages. The closest friend of the journal's owner has pages in each chapter to fill out. (ideally two friends can do this at the same time for one another) Once this part has been completed the journal's owner will always have these pages to turn to for reasssurance and just to read what their best friend thinks of the many aspects of their friendship. The quotes are great....as in this one from Dawson's Creek; 'You have taught me that love can suck. That feelings change, passion will fade, partners will come and go, but through it all , one thing remains sacred: FRIENDSHIP.' The journal then asks, 'Are you good friends with someone you were once in a relationship with?' MAny people have asked me when I was coming out with another journal, (Referring to the Chicken Soup one I did 3 years ago) Although this is specifically about friendship this journal is well thought out, filled with lots of support and inspiration and will , I beleive, change the life and the friendships of anyone who takes the time to fill it out. Of course...i am partial.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.