Try to get a commitment from your child to post at least three times a week. If she starts getting responses to her writing, chances are she’ll update more often.
By Valle Dwight
Writers are not born, but made. And how do you make a good writer? Practice, practice, practice. Good luck getting your middle-schooler to sit down and write during the summer, right? But it is possible, especially if she has an appreciative audience and is focusing on stuff that interests her — in other words, if it’s as un-school-like as possible! A blog is a great way to bring out your child’s inner Virginia Woolf and will allow her to sound off on her dreams, gripes, hobbies, or passions.
Help your child pick a platform — and establish safety guidelines.
If your child is stumped for a topic on a particular day, here are a few suggestions to get those creative juices flowing:
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