Is your child a reluctant writer? If yes, I would love to encourage you today with five of my favorite ways for how to cultivate the writer in your child! Before I was a photographer, speaker, taking “big gulp” kind of leaps, I was a middle school and high school English teacher. I taught in the classroom for almost seven years while I finished my first book. My time in the classroom with tweens and teens prepared me for the toughest of audiences. But that’s a whole different story for another day. Today is about empowering the writer in your little one.
Writing is one of the most vulnerable, creative acts, I have ever done. To share my ideas, write them down, risk others rejecting them, is no small thing. Being a storyteller takes a measure of courage. It’s no wonder our kids are reluctant to write. After all, I know as many parents as kids who feel the same way when faced with a blank page. ‘Where on earth do I start?’ we think. But there is a writer in all of us, and sometimes we just need a little help with feeling safe, comfortable, and room to explore as we attempt to be creative. (The most worthy of attempts!)
Check out my latest Babble post; 5 Ways to Engage Reluctant Writers for Kids of All Ages. Whether your little one is three years old or thirteen years old, these five tips will spark a light in the heart of your child. They’ve all been kid tested and approved by not only my students from way back when, but my own kids. And seriously, if you have a passion for writing but don’t know where to start…I would TOTALLY try one of these five ways!
(And this is only Part 1! More to come!) Read the Babble post here!
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