how to get your child to write

How To Get Your Child To Write

You naturally want to be there to help and guide your children; to feel confident that their education is both well rounded and fun, and that what they are learning in the first few years will set them up for a bright future. So what do you do if you have a child has writing difficulties and is reluctant to write… or even pick up a pen?

In the past, people with poor writing skills have always been at a disadvantage. In today’s world, however, where the written word is everything, you simply cannot advance yourself without a good level of literacy. Writing is the main way to communicate. People need to be able to write for a huge range of purposes…there’s no way around it.

Think about…

Job applications
Higher education
Online courses
Website content
Social networking

The list goes on and on…

At the moment, more than 70% of the workforce in developed countries earns its living from the knowledge economy… and that means by writing.

The majority of worldwide employment opportunities in the future will also be with companies dealing in information. These companies will not have sympathy for people who can’t write. They will just give the work to someone else.

Once upon a time jobs were restricted to those who lived in the area. Now there is an increasing amount of outsourced work to highly educated overseas workers. There is less sense of community than ever there was before. The adult world can be a cold and heartless place.

‘If you can’t write, there is a severe limitation on your ability to find work, and to support your own children in school. Being unable to read and write will result in increasingly serious consequences, as a high level of literacy is required to take advantage of the Internet and computers.’

Source: A UK government report commissioned by the CBI.

Why are so many children weak at writing?

Unfortunately, our educational systems sometime fail to teach children to write well enough for their needs. Early problems can be missed or ignored, and these problems can compound over the years.

Children’s self esteem is linked to their ability to fit into their current school society. This society revolves around writing. Do you know how embarrassing it is when you can’t do a simple thing that all your friends can do? Children often see their inability to write as just one more reflection of their own shortcomings. They worry that their bad spelling, poor punctuation and lack of creative ideas will just serve to highlight the sense of failure they already feel.

So, in order to avoid facing further humiliation and judgmental comments from teachers, parents and peers, they simply refuse to write.

How do you give your child the help and encouragement he needs?

How do you convince your child that his words can interest and inspire him, and in turn lead the way to improved writing skills?

While there are already plenty of resources to help improve writing available both on and offline, they tend to have one thing in common – they concentrate on what you need to teach. But it’s not the what that determines success in helping a child; it’s the how.

How resources are used and how parents interact with their children whilst helping them to improve writing is critical. For example, reluctant learners do not respond well to stress. In fact, stress only serves to aggravate the situation, and put further pressure on an already unhappy child.

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This e-book shows you how to motivate any reluctant 7-11 year old writer and improve his or her skills significantly

How To Get Your Child To Write uses a unique approach. It begins by explaining in great detail how to talk to your child about his writing so that he responds positively rather than negatively. This is essential for his engagement with the program. Once he is genuinely happy to work on improving his writing with your help, things will start to happen very quickly.

We have gained great results in a very short space of time

Six reasons why you should use this e-book

1. Ali is literacy specialist who knows how to get children improving quickly, no matter how much they currently ‘hate’ writing. She has spent many years working successfully with disengaged writers from Years 1-9, and she show you her exact methods.

I now know how to recognise, acknowledge and give positive feedback with positive results

2. She will show you how to assess your child’s writing, no matter how little of it there is at the moment, and how to use this information to get started at the level your child really needs.

This makes total sense!

3. She will show you how to teach your child to set goals that are appropriate and easily achievable within a few days.

My son is so excited when he reaches his goal

4. The step-by-step format is very easy to follow. There aren’t endless pages of theory to wade through.

Easy to understand explanations, examples and practical skills

5. You and your child will enjoy using it because you will start seeing positive results very quickly.

My son’s behaviour has changed. As a parent, I am now learning how to help teach him about writing. Knowing I am doing the right thing has also boosted my own confidence.

6. The sooner you begin, the sooner you can stop…

Worrying about your child’s ability
Arguing about homework
Feeling embarrassed by their work, or lack of it
Cringing at their attitude
Worrying that they are missing out on essential learning experiences
Thinking that your child may be switched off writing for ever
Despairing about the future
Wasting your precious time trying strategies that don’t work
Wasting your hard-earned money on tuition

and start thinking about…

Your child’s bright future
Training at a college or university
A great career
Financial security

Read the FAQ

How much time will it take?
30 minutes a day.

You have to be involved for 30 mins a day, but it will always be a happy 30 mins, not a stressful one

I’m not a teacher. Is this going to be hard work?
No. It’s easy. Ali shows you how easy it is to get your child writing and improving. And, by the way, you are a teacher. You teach your child about so many things in life. Think about how fast your child learns when he wants to learn something. Now apply that to writing.

We have both gained confidence and a better understanding about writing

Do I need to do this every day?
No, but you need to do it at least three times a week. Consistency is everything. It won’t work if you are not genuinely committed to being involved.

Will my child really want to write?
Absolutely! He already does, but it probably seems too hard right now so he says he doesn’t.

What if my child won’t listen to me?
Your child’s attitude will have changed BEFORE you start working with him. That’s what makes this a stress-free solution.

How long will it take for him to improve?
He’ll start improving as soon as you start working with him, and he’ll continue to improve day by day as you follow the instructions.

Will this help with handwriting?
The focus is on improving the content because this is more important, but his handwriting is likely to improve as his confidence and pride in his work increase.

Can I get support if I need it?
The ebook gives you a very clear process to follow. As a purchaser, you can contact Ali if you need more advice.

Will this help with schoolwork and homework?
Definitely! Your child will become more capable, confident, motivated and engaged.

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