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Be the Secretary

Tip of the Week to share with parents

Does this every happen to your child?  Suddenly she gets the urge to write a story.  She starts out passionately with a pencil, some paper, and a stapler.  But ten minutes later she’s discouraged because her own writing is just so slow.

Here’s the quick fix for this situation:

Be your child’s secretary.

Being your child’s secretary is when you take control of the pencil but let your son or daughter be the boss.  You write what they tell you to, no editing allowed!

It is important for children to practice writing on their own most of the time, but being your child’s secretary can be a very useful too, especially if you sense that your son or daughter is on the verge of becoming overly frustrated.  Being your child’s secretary is an extremely effective way of her tell stories, and it is useful all the way up to third grade.

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