Show your kids what you love about them with the i Like journal

by 5 Minutes for Books

We all love our children, and we know that our children are aware of our love by the attention that we pay them, the care that we give them, and the hugs and kisses that we shower upon them. But, do they truly know what we like about them?

Husband and wife Lance and Meredith Looney have created a cute journal-like book called the i like book which presents parents with an easy to use system in which to record and share with their children all those little things that they like about them. Organized with monthly sections, which you can label yourself (allowing for beginning use any month of the year!), with lines for parents’ to finish the sentence “I like…” each day. Along with helping parents bond with children and communicate with them through writing, it also serves as a personal gratitude book for parents. Between the months’ sections are fun quotes, short stories, places to paste in photos, play tic tac toe, and record longer thoughts and notes. It’s spiral binding is convenient since it will be opened again and again, and the plastic overlay cover is helpful, since this book will be getting daily use! (Which with kids translates to “getting dirty.”)

Personally, I am finding the the i like book helpful for use with my ten year old son, who definitely knows I love him, but may feel that I spend more time focused on correcting him than affirming him. As we sit together each evening to share my entries, I appreciate the opportunity and reminder to bring attention to the little things that I truly do like about my growing son.

We’re happy to be able to offer one copy of the i like book, in the winner’s choice of blue, green, pink or purple in today’s giveaway. Please leave a comment here to enter, U.S. residents only. Feel free to share what you like about your own child(ren)! We’ll announce the winner in this column on 11/15.

As a bonus, we also have been given a discount code to share with our 5 Minutes for Mom readers. Use the code “kids2010″ when you register on theilikebook.com, and you’ll save 40%!

5 Minutes for Books contributing reviewer Dawn loves, and likes, her children so much that they make regular appearances on her blog, my thoughts exactly.



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