How To Get Your Children To Write
As an English teacher and writer (yes, they’re sometimes mutually exclusive), parents frequently ask me how they can get their children to write outside of school.
I now have a new answer.
Threaten to take them to the dentist.
That’s what Joy Bennett did.
And this is how her five-year-old (S.) responded.
The primary purpose of writing is to communicate.
The most important tenet of writing is clarity.
I’d say S. nailed them both.
And I’m with him. I went to the dentist this morning. And in six months, I will echo S and say: no dentist no no no.
Any dentist stories out there?
Has your child, niece, or nephew done any comedic writing? If so, consider sending it to us at stuffkidswrite(at)gmail(dot)com.
Posted on September 16, 2011, in Notes and tagged Chase McFadden, funny, Humor, Ironic Mom, Joy Bennett, Leanne Shirtliffe, Some Species Eat Their Young, Stuff Kids Write, Stuffkidswrite.com. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.