You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones
Helping a child that doesn’t like to write requires much patience. I know. I have a child who is smart, but doesn’t like to write. We’ve had many struggles over the years while I taught him to write. I often felt frustrated, because I teach writing and love writing. I’d lament to myself, “Why couldn’t my own child get it?” I taught other people’s children to effortlessly write. Where did I go wrong with my own?
Frequently, I have parents ask me what I can do to help them with their child that doesn’t like to write. (So, this is more common than you think.) My classes fill up with children who don’t like to write. Most of the time, I help them. Sometimes, I am not able to reach everyone, because there are still some children that struggle to get their thoughts out of their head onto paper even after they’ve been fed motivating materials and given the opportunity to keyboard instead of using pen/pencil and paper. I began researching to find out how to help a child that doesn’t like to write because it is difficult. I wanted to know how to help them and where the disconnect occurred.
I felt like I hit a gold mine when I learned about Dianne Craft who is the owner of Child Diagnostics, Inc.
Does this quote resonate with you?
“Do you have a child who seems to be “allergic” to a pencil? If you have a child who groans and fusses about writing, or still writes letter reversals, or spells a word correctly orally but leaves out letters when he writes. He’s not sloppy, lazy, or unmotivated—he has a writing glitch!”
This quote is part of the description to a workshop Dianne Craft leads. She helps people like you and me unlock the writing potential in our child that doesn’t like to write.
If you are having any challenges at all with a child that doesn’t like to write, I highly recommend visiting her site. Start by reading this article: Smart Kids Who Hate To Write. It is loaded with helpful information.
Then, go here . Click on the right sidebar where it says: Where Do I Start. For free, Dianne walks you through what to do step by step. She even provides a checklist for pinpointing struggles, video tutorials, and lesson plans with directions to correct any challenges. (I am not affiliated with Dianne Craft. I am just thrilled to find her resources that will help children, and I’m thrilled I am going to meet her.)
I’m extremely excited to meet Dianne Craft at the at HEAV Convention June 11- 13, 2015.
I am going to her workshop: Smart Kids Who Hate to Write . Click here to see her speaking schedule as well as all the other phenomenal speakers. I know I will leave with a wealth of knowledge I can immediately implement. I will be able to help my child who doesn’t like to write. You can too.
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Let’s make a positive difference~ one word at a time.
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