Whenever I'm away from my daughter, I can't help but think of her constantly and hope that she's having a good time doing whatever it is that she's doing, as I'm sure every parent does. Although Riley is only 2.5 years old now and is around me 99.9% of the time, I can only imagine how I will worry and think of her when she's finally off to school. :tear:
Being a kid isn't easy and neither is growing up with a healthy dose of self-esteem when there are plenty of people around you at all times telling you that you're not pretty, smart or good enough. So how can you let your child know you're thinking of them and love them very much, even when they're away? Positively Proud has designed a variety of unique and adorable ways to help you do just that. Keep reading to learn more!
"I Believe in You" Lunch Mail, which retails for $4.95
Lunch Box Letters Book, which retails for $8.95
Positively Proud Packet, which retails for $14.95
Kids Table Topics to Go, which retails for $9.00
Positively Proud is a mom-invented company whose mission is to make kids feel special. Stacey Alexander and her team achieve it every day through careful selection of products that have positive messages imbedded in the item itself. The boutique provides ways to communicate to any child that they are special and loved unconditionally. Browse through the unique product line and adults will discover a collection of age-appropriate products all geared toward daily encouragement and positive reinforcement.
I had the unique honor to review a sampler of their self-esteem boosting products and was thrilled with what was sent to me in a beautifully arranged gift basket:
- Lunch Box Letters contains 75 sheets of colorful notepaper, ready for you to tear out and use. These pages are bright and cheerful, and some have jokes and riddles - making it easier to get started. Just add a few words and tuck the finished letter into your child's lunch box or backpack. With this book to guide you, the letter takes almost no time at all. Yet all the benefits will last a lifetime.
- Positively Proud Packet contains Rewards, Stickers, Incentive Charts, Tokens, Notepaper, Lunch Mail, Postcards, and more. Keep these tools at your fingertips, and you'll be prepared for any moment that calls for encouraging word or loving message. An award for a great report card. A star incentive chart to encourage a clean bedroom.
- "I Believe in You" Lunch Mail contains 30 different miniature pop-open cards with a secret message of love, encouragement and self esteem hidden inside. Personalize the back with an extra dose of encouragement.
- Kids Table Topics to Go contains great questions for young, curious minds that help pass the time quickly. A most-welcomed gift for families on-the-go. Learn more about each other and cherish the memories that the answers create. You could also pop a card in your child's lunch bag to provide something new and positive to talk about at recess or lunch.
After viewing each of these wonderfully inspiring communication products, I was definitely motivated to incorporate these during the times when Riley is away from me, such as when her father and I actually get a date night together or when she spends the night with family.
The Lunch Box Letters Book is chocked full of bright, colorful pages that Riley would love to receive when we happen to be apart from her. The same can be said for the smaller Lunch Mail cards. Sending one of these along in a child's lunch box, backpack or overnight bag will instantly brighten their day and lift their spirits.
I also really enjoyed the vast selection of awards, stickers, postcards, incentive charts and the like included in the Positively Proud Packet. This handy expandable file keeps all of the motivational goodies neatly sorted and tucked away, so that you can instantly find the perfect way to reward success, encourage progress, compliment effort and express appreciation.
The Kids Table Topics to Go deck is wonderful for getting to know each other in a fun and easy way. Sometimes it is tough talking to your child, especially if they are having a rough day, but these 40 questions are instant conversation starters and are extremely portable.
My family loves taking these with us when we go out to eat so that we can laugh and have some thought-provoking conversation before our meal arrives. If you are tired of your child wanting to bury their head in their portable video game or tune you out with their mp3 player, then these table topics cards are just what you need to get the entire family talking again.
Being able to open the lines of communication and let your child know that you love them unconditionally and are always thinking of them can have huge positive effects on their self-esteem and even the choices they make when you're not around. A strong sense of family and letting your children know you are proud of them will inspire them to make you even prouder through wise decisions and appropriate actions.
It always seems to be the children who think their parents don't care that make poor choices because they feel like it makes no difference to anyone what they do. These children are also more easily influenced by negative peer pressure. Make a positive impact in your child's life, even when you aren't physically present, with the unique and inspirational products from Positively Proud!
Disclosure: I received the products shown above from Positively Proud in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!