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?
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