For years children have exclaimed with great enthusiasm...
💫"Science is so much fun!"
💫"We played the most awesome math game ever!"
💫"Art is my favorite subject!"
💫"I could read for hours!"
💫"Last week we visited a Civil War reenactment. It was so cool!"
And, during those same years, I have patiently and lovingly listened to students complain about writing. Yep. Take any of those sentences above and ask a child to "WRITE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE" and watch the joyful mood dissolve before your eyes.
An aversion for writing is not only common; it's normal. And, for many reasons.
Here. See for yourself.
Which of these 5 MOST COMMON complaints have you heard from your child OR said as a child OR as an adult?
Yet, we all know the value and importance associated with writing well in today's society.
QUESTION: How do we do that if our child professes on a daily basis that she absolutely hates it?
#1 - Do NOT lose hope! If the challenges of parenting were simple and mild, alcohol would not have been bottled, boxed, and mass produced.
All kidding aside, the job IS a tough one, but the possibilities for growth are enormous. Believe that!
#2 - Realize that everything begins with OUR THOUGHTS.
Your child's thoughts about writing matter and so do yours. In this 10 minute video, you can learn just how this process works and what you can do to create positive, productive attitudes in your home.
#3 - Accept that writing is a process. For most, it isn't a quick, easy undertaking. And that is A-OK. Just breathe.
Some of my most impressive accomplishments were once the hardest, scariest, daunting things I had ever done. You, too?
Parents, be patient and confident. Start with an optimistic attitude and daily, positive thoughts. Let it take some time because it will.
And, of course, you always have the option of letting someone else take care of those writing lessons and accountability on your behalf. That's what I LOVE to do. I can help.
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Just Write On!
Author: Melissa Webb
CA Credentialed Teacher