Tweens and Teens for the Faint of Heart?! Whatever!
Trying to engage your tween or teenager in anything you think remotely important can be challenging. As mothers, aunts, sisters, and mentors, we know the value of a book they would create – especially as something to look back on and remember. Ever think of what you’d tell your younger self? Yearn for insight into your formative years but can’t seem to remember the feelings, emotions, or details? To us, it feels like we have so much tribal knowledge to pass along, but to tweens and teens, it often just sounds like another ‘make-work’ homework project.
Here’s where we think we can help. We’re hosting a ‘Stuff I Did’ contest for tweens and teens. To enter, comment on this blog post or email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Stuff I Did’ as the subject line. Either way, we’ll send you a coupon code for 1 free journal. Have your teen or tween create the journal with his or her own photos.
They can’t think of anything to document? Suggest documenting a fishing trip they took or are going to take with descriptions of the size and type of the fish, pictures of their catch, the bait they used or the type of fly. Help them create a book of their accomplishments in reading a certain number of books over the summer. Include the names of the books, pages read, and their thoughts about the book. They could document their first job or the team sports they played with a recreation league. Stuff I Did might just be a day full of gaming, trampoline jumping, swimming pools, skate boarding, and outings with friends. Whatever they choose to create, they’ll have a document to look back on that will be an invaluable snapshot in time.
When you’ve ordered their book, share the book with us after checkout via email. When given the option to share via email, enter email@example.com. We’ll be posting the projects on Facebook and sharing them with the team for voting. The three winners will be notified via email on Friday, September 7.
For your adolescent, documenting life might just have gotten a whole lot more valuable.
We can wait to see what they share,
the Paper Coterie