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Why is it that putting the word "creative" in front of "writing" seems to engage a young person's interest so much more than "writing?" Is it that kids are naturally creative and the word intuitively speaks to them? Is it that the capacity to [...]
Once our children reach 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade, typically we stop having them read out loud. We begin turning the bedtime reading over to them. Have your children read to you every day, if possible, even if it is one paragraph. You will have important [...]
To watch your kids handle challenges is never easy. As parents, our natural instinct is to fix and rescue, but it robs our kids of their own abilities to examine options and make decisions to solve problems. We are afraid the world will come to [...]
We can take the plain and elevate it in a million ways. Finding something positive to say even when constructive criticism must follow elevates the interaction and leaves the person, the child, the adult more open to the constructive criticism. I look at a lot [...]
Raising children is a whirlwind, especially when there are strong-willed children in the mix. The best of plans can often change on a dime. The unexpected knocks often. A promise to do something or go somewhere doesn't happen. The child is angry. Having some distraction [...]
Last year I began to draw and am so happy to put the drawings to use in Creative Writing Club. Pictures accelerate imagination. Turtle Bill and Jack- Nyal Khan I give only three instructions: 1. Use your imagination and write a story about [...]