As parents, it is our job to give our kids all the tools they need to live a healthy, happy, productive life. It is our job to make sure they learn to not talk with their mouths full, to always tell the truth, and to say “please” and “thank you”. When you think about everything you want your child to know by the time they leave home, it is a bit overwhelming. I recently became acquainted with a company that wants to help make a parent’s job a little easier. Papersalt is a Seattle-based company that produces “simple tools for families” – books and products to instruct and inspire the entire family.
When I was browsing their selection, I was drawn to their Being a Girl book. It is filled with advice that all moms want their girls to know, but may not think to come out and tell them.
Covering topics like self-esteem, honesty, family relations, and manners, Being a Girl helps reinforce those little life lessons that you have been teaching them all along. It is a great tool to spark conversations with your daughters. Papersalt also has a version for boys, and one specifically for teenage girls.
Papersalt has a great selection of books on other topics as well. I wish I had discovered their How to Ditch Your Parents book a couple of months ago. Don’t you just love that title? That book would have made a great graduation gift for my daughter. Other Papersalt books cover topics like table manners (boy, do my kids need a copy of that) and tips for young drivers (I may be getting a copy of that one in a year and a half when my son starts driving).
One product Papersalt offers that I absolutely love is their Kid Coupons. Kid Coupons are a booklet of 20 easy to remove reward coupons. Some of the coupons included are one chore free day, bed time 1 hour later, a movie night, a family outing, and more – all things that kids would love to redeem..
The Kid Coupons booklet even has some blank coupons that allow you to write in your own rewards. I already have plans for how I am going to use ours.
The last product I got to check out was their “Me” journal. My oldest daughter quickly claimed that, but I think I am going to get one for my other two girls as well. I have always encouraged my kids to keep a journal, but I have never seen one quite like this one.
Filled with writing prompts and inspiring quotes, the “Me” journal is a great way for girls to express themselves while exploring their thoughts and dreams. I think that once it is full, it will make a great keepsake to look back at as they grow older.
I hope that Papersalt has plans to add more journals to their line in the future. I would love to see them come out with a journal geared towards older family members that inspires them to share life lessons they have learned and stories from when they were a child. I will always treasure the stories that my grandmother wrote out for me about her growing up years. I would love to see Papersalt produce a journal that would help older family members share their stories with younger generations.
I have to say, I am quite impressed with the Papersalt line. Their products are definitely made to last. Printed on heavy cover stock, their spiral bound books can definitely handle some wear. You won’t have to worry about pages ripping out of it.
I love that Papersalt is committed to producing high quality books that inspire conversation between parents and kids, while teaching them the things that really matter. I look forward to seeing what they come out with next.
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Disclosure: I received complimentary Papersalt products to facilitate this review. All opinions stated are my own.