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“Since getting the journal he seems happier and keen to talk about his feelings.“ Emma, mom to a 7 year old
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3-month journal, A5 size, 128 pages, premium 100 gsm responsibly sourced paper, soft binding, lie flat.
The HappyMe Journal is a daily journal for children aged 6 to 12, based on scientifically proven methods that promote happiness, develop healthy habits for life and nurture inquiring minds. Beautifully illustrated and easy to use, with just a few minutes focus each day, children benefit by being encouraged to express gratitude, reflect on their emotions and think about their actions.
- High-quality responsibly sourced paper is pencil, pen and crayon friendly
- Plenty of space for different handwriting styles and enough space to draw for those children who prefer to draw their answers
- Not too much writing involved and includes fun doodling pages to explore emotions and develop self-awareness
- Tested on kids ages 6 to 12 to make sure the design and contents work across the age group
- High quality binding and A5 size make it lovely to touch and easy to hold in smaller hands
- Elastic strap and ribbon to keep your journal private and to mark your page
- Undated so it doesn’t matter if you skip a day. Start whenever you want and use daily or whatever pattern suits you
- The journal has a soft lie flat binding to make it easy to write in
My First Journal
This brings you all the goodness of our Junior edition adapted for you to enjoy with the 3 to 6 year old in your life.
It’s specially designed to be a shared experience, and there are lots of prompts along the way to help spark lovely conversations as you fill out the pages. We have deliberately left things flexible so you can make the journal your own, with plenty of space for a shared writing, drawing and colouring experience.
The recommended age range is 6 to 12. Depending on your child’s reading and writing abilities they may need some guidance at the younger end of the scale.
The journal pages have been designed to have little writing and there is plenty of space for different handwriting styles or drawing. The paper quality can cope with a range of pencils and pens.
We highly recommend you fill out the journal with your child, even acting as scribe if your child is tired or dislikes writing, so that the emphasis can be on the conversation and reflection rather than the act of writing.
Available in yellow and limited edition colours. Translated into Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish available from eu.happyselfjournal.com for EU shipping.
This one is designed with teens and young adults in mind. It follows the same daily journaling format but with a slightly more grown-up feel (ie without our family of characters). It also introduces a weekly structure and emphasis on developing healthy habits.
Available in cobalt blue and limited edition colours. Translated into Spanish, Dutch, German, French and Italian available from eu.happyselfjournal.com for EU shipping.
My First Journal and Junior Journal
The journal has three months of daily journaling pages and a section at the front they can fill out at any time. Children are encouraged to fill out their journal every day but as the pages aren't dated it is possible to do it at your own rhythm and easy to keep going should you miss a day.
Three months is an ideal length as it's similar to a school term and so feels achievable for the children to establish their new daily journaling habit. When testing the kids preferred this length and a longer book would have been too bulky or heavy for small hands.
This journal also has three months of undated daily journaling pages and a section that can be filled out at any time at the front. It also introduces a weekly structure with pages to preview and review the week.
This journal has more space for free journaling on the daily pages.
We are proud to supply schools around the world. Please get in touch to ask about pricing for schools and groups at email@example.com
Here are our postage and packaging charges for the US:
1 Journal: $6.30 (USPS Media Mail) or $12.50 (USPS Priority Mail)
2 Journals: $7.30 (USPS Media Mail) or $15.50 (USPS Priority Mail)
3 Journals: FREE Tracked Shipping
Please note that you are responsible for any customs charges which may be incurred.
If you haven't found the answer to what you are looking for please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible (normally within 24-48 hours, Monday to Friday).
Please feel free to return your journal within two weeks as long as it is unused and in a sellable condition. You will need to pay for the return postage and we strongly suggest you use a signed for option as we can't issue a refund until we receive the goods and have checked that they are in good condition.
Please note that you are responsible for providing the correct shipping address. We cannot be held responsible for delayed or lost deliveries if the address provided is incorrect. If you are using PayPal, or other payment platform, please ensure that the shipping address on your account is up-to-date and correct prior to placing your order.
If your journal is returned to us due to an incorrect or incomplete address, or you were unable to collect your item from the local post office or courier depot, we will only refund you the cost of the goods and not the shipping.
You can email us with any problems or questions at email@example.com
Our promise to you
We’re here to create happier futures by encouraging positive habits today. We believe so strongly in the quality and content of our journals that we would like to offer you a 3-month money-back guarantee.
If you use any of our journals for 3 months but don’t feel they have helped to instil positive habits in your family, we are happy to issue a full refund on return of your completed journal.
Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order details to arrange the return of your completed journal to us. You are responsible for covering the cost of your return.
We aim to ship orders within two to three working days from our US warehouse.
COVID-19 update September 2021
We are still noticing some disruption to postal services in the UK and aboard due to increased volumes and challenging working conditions with staff shortages and the movement of goods around the carrier networks taking longer than expected. Delivery times still remain less predictable and may take longer. Please be patient if your parcel hasn't arrived yet and leave enough time before getting in touch with us. Unfortunately once your parcel is in the postal system there is nothing we can do to speed things up!
Thank you so much for your understanding during these unprecedented times.
Pre Covid-19 shipping times are as follows:
Shipping times can vary greatly but expect the following:
UK: 1 to 2 working days
Europe: 3 to 10 working days
USA and Canada: 3 to 10 working days
Rest of World: 5 to 25 working days
We are currently available in a small number of shops in the UK and abroad including Liberty London.
If you are a retailer who is interested in stocking the journal please email email@example.com. We are currently only stocking those with a physical retail presence.
Good question! :-)
The HappyMe Journal is the US edition of The HappySelf Journal and both are published by HappySelf Ltd a UK based company. The US is the only region we sell our journal as The HappyMe Journal.
This edition is exactly the same inside and has been edited to reflect US English spellings.
Funnily enough HappyMe was one of the original names we had picked for our journal back when we started work on it in 2017 so it's nice to have it out with this name after all!
Here at HappyMe we are committed to being as eco-friendly as possible, and it is important to us that we use sustainable, recyclable materials where we can. We review this with our production partners regularly.
The ink we use is eco-offset and has no hazardous substances. All the paper and card used in our journals is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. The thread used to sew the binding is made from recycled water bottles. All our packaging is climate neutral and made with FSA paper and fully recyclable.
Our cover is Vegan friendly and made from polyurethane which can be recycled.
All waste paper used during production is recycled, and we use land and sea transportation wherever possible.
All our production partners regularly visit suppliers, and all suppliers and production partners abide and are governed by the local law of their country.
What A Journal!
I work with children. This journal is transformational. The kids love it. It is so deep yet simple for children to relate to. Thank you for making the world a better place.
Great for my homeschooler
I'm glad we got this journal. I'm homeschooling my kinder kid and he writes in it during journal time. It's great for building a growth mindset AND practicing writing!
This was the perfect gift for my 7 year old. She can read and fill out the pages independently, but she prefers to do them with a parent which leads to wonderful conversation about her day! Perfect for all kids, but especially our daughter who struggles to verbalize her feelings.
This was the 3rd one I have purchased for my 9 year old grandson. He loves it. He writes in it every evening.
My two older sons (5 and 6) have their own happy journals and they are wonderful. Feelings and emotions are a hot topic at school and it’s really lovely for them to reflect on their day at home and think about how they are feeling. The activities scattered throughout are lovely and they are both really engaged with their journals. We have the My first journal for my 5 year old (reception) and it’s a great size as he’s just learning to write but still feels the same as his older brother who has the junior version. Thank you so much! x