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My Mom Used a "Conversation Journal" With Me As a Kid, and It Made All the Difference

When my kindergarten teacher started using "conversation journals" with each of her students, I doubt she realized what a difference it would make in my life. As a 5-year-old just learning to write, I'd scribble down my thoughts and she'd reply. This created a valuable back-and-forth. If I didn't know how to express what I wanted to communicate in spoken words, I had another outlet.

There was an element of trust that went into what we wrote. If it was put in the journal, it was safe.

My mom quickly noticed...

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Published By: popsugar - Saturday, 15 December, 2018