Ideas Guaranteed to End Your Child’s Writing AngstJune 21, 2019
Our summer newsletter will be all about the kids. Meanwhile, here are your jobs during your child’s journey to become a writer:
- Stop yourself when you want to offer ideas or word choices.
- Answer questions but encourage him/her/them to work independently.
- Don’t offer critiques, criticism, tips, or advice.
- Smile at your child (often and early) while the writing is in progress.
- When they/she/he shows you a finished paragraph or essay, say something positive: “I love the way you put so much feeling in it!” “What a perfect adjective you used there!” “How strongly you feel about this subject—wow, impressive!”
- Create a no-stress, no-yell, and no-fight zone.
- Think of yourself as the proud parent of a youngster soon-to-be-a-happy-writer. Simple as that.
- If you need to offer a small bribe for finishing, bribe away! You’ve done it for other hurdles in your child’s life, and this is one of the most important of all.