As a parent, it can be so discouraging when you have a child who just doesn’t seem to want to write. Believe me, I’ve been there. Since I’ve had a resurgence of questions regarding getting kids to write, today I’m sharing what I’ve found to be the most effective tip.
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As someone who has always enjoyed writing, when I began homeschooling and realized not all of my kids were as enthusiastic about it as I am, I became a woman on a mission to find ways to make writing more palatable for them.
Today on my YouTube channel, I shared some things I’ve learned along the way.
Although we have been a notebooking family for quite some time, up until this point, we’ve never tried the Funschooling journals that so many people recommended to us.
A couple weeks ago, @funschooling.adventures shared a giveaway, which I entered and WON! Yesterday my package arrived, and I impatiently waited to open it all day so that I could do it with you in an UNBOXING video!
Head over to my channel today to see my first impressions of the journals and for a detailed flip-through. 😊
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I remember a time when my kids would actually cry whenever I would try to get them to write. The mere mention of the words “essay,” “report,” or “composition” would immediately induce a flood of waterworks.
It was bad.
As a writer, the fact that my kids hated writing was doubly hard. How could my children despise doing something that gives me so much pleasure?
Then one day, the answer to this question hit me like a ton of bricks: I enjoy writing because it’s my choice. I choose the topic, the style, and how long it will be. Whether I write 300 words or 1,500, when it comes down to it, I have no restrictions. This freedom makes a task that sends so many people running in the opposite direction not only manageable, but enjoyable.
I’m not a big fan of formal homeschool curriculum. But if you’ve been here before, you knew that already. As a relaxed homeschooler, I try my best to integrate all of the subjects my children are required to learn as holistically as possible.
Take writing, for example.
Up until this point, our go-to approach for tackling this field of study has been notebooking. This tool has allowed my children to not only get a feel for the writing process, but to actually enjoy it, as well.
Now that I’ll have another child entering the high school years next year, however, I’ve really been contemplating how to cover this subject in a way that will equip my children for college, should they choose to attend, without boring them to tears.