A Heart For All Students: My Child Hates To Write

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As a homeschool coach, moms are constantly asking me to help them figure out how to help their kids write. Or at least not hate it.

When it comes to helping our children learn to write, let me encourage you. It’s all going to be ok.

I’ll share some of the major reasons why children hate writing.

What is the objective of teaching our kids to write?

To learn to communicate ideas and thoughts to the world.

Friend, our kids hate writing for a reason. It’s our job to help them find the reason.

If we want our kids to get over their hatred of writing, we’ve got to make writing as accessible as possible.

We must accept what our child offers. This is critical for our children who hate to write.

When our kids have the undivided attention of a supportive adult, confidence builds. Internal motivation to communicate through words grows.

Practice penmanship separately from new concepts and skills. Your child who hates writing will pick up a pen when intrinsically motivated.

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As a homeschool coach, moms are constantly asking me to help them figure out how to help their kids write.  Or at least not hate it.

There is so much pressure out there to get our kids on target and writing sooner rather than later.  Homeschool moms are no exception to this academic pressure.

The problem is when we mommas react from a place of fear when our kids don’t meet academic expectations.   I’m no exception and have fallen into this trap way too many times.

But when it comes to helping our children learn to write, let me encourage you.  It’s all going to be ok.  

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When it comes to helping our children learn to write, let me encourage you. It’s all going to be ok.

What is the objective of teaching our kids to write? To learn to communicate ideas and thoughts to the world.

When our kids resist learning, there is a reason.

Our kids hate writing for a reason. It’s our job to help them find the reason.

If we want our kids to get over their hatred of writing, we’ve got to make writing as accessible as possible.

We must make writing (communicating) an inherently valuable activity for children who hate to write. And we can do this by giving them a purpose.

When we are teaching a new skill to anyone who is not internally motivated to learn it, the last thing we want to do is combine multiple skills at once.

Writing by hand is a complex process.

Language development and handwriting are not automatic in kids when we begin to insist on writing activities.

We must accept what our child offers. This is critical for our children who hate to write.

Many homeschoolers utilize the art of narration. It’s a strategy that starts with communication through oral language and conversation.

Oral communication is a precursor skill to writing.

Ultimately, the goal is to watch your child slowly take more ownership of communicating through the written word.

When our kids have the undivided attention of a supportive adult, confidence builds. Internal motivation to communicate through words grows.

 

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  •    [01:41] Focus On Your Goal
  •    [03:38] Baby Steps
  •    [04:37] Hand Over The Reigns
  •    [05:15] Penmanship vs Writing
  •    [06:28] Remove Barriers

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