AHEART #20 | Homeschooling A Struggling Writer

How To Help Our Kids Who Hate Writing

Homeschooling a struggling writer is not easy. However, when it comes to helping our children learn to write, let me encourage you. It’s all going to be ok. In today’s episode, I’ll share some of the major reasons why children hate writing. Then I’ll share some of my top tips to support you as you homeschool your struggling writer.

To read the original blog post in its entirety, click here. Help! My Kid Hates To Write: 19 Tips To Help

Question To Ask When Homeschooling A Struggling Writer

It’s important to ask yourself the all important question whenever your child struggles in any area of learning. Specific to writing, ask,

“What is the objective of teaching our kids to write?”

Ultimately the goal of writing is to communicate ideas and thoughts to the world.

17 Homeschool Teaching Tips To Motivate Your Struggling Writer

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

  1. If we want our kids to get over their hatred of writing, we’ve got to make writing as accessible as possible.
  2. We must accept what our child offers. This is critical for our children who hate to write.
  3. Give them a purpose.
  4. Reframe Adult Thinking
  5. Visual Tracking Or Fine Motor Weaknesses
  6. Isolate The Skills
  7. Stop Looking Around At Everyone Else
  8. Understand Zone of Proximal Development
  9. Focus On Moving Forward
  10. Get Perspective
  11. Concrete Baby Steps
  12. Ask Questions & Encourage Language
  13. Scribe For Your Child
  14. Model
  15. Slowly Hand Over The Reins
  16. Less Is More
  17. Relationship First

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

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Your Child Can Thrive As A Writer

Listen to the episode and learn how to equip your child to thrive as a communicator. What message will your child share with the world?   Be encouraged!

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Podcast Audio Text

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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Key Ideas And Concepts About My Child Hates To Write

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. In the end, when our kids resist learning, there is a reason. And 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. As such, 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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In the above podcast player, you can use the episode chapter icon (bottom center) to select what you want to hear. Also you can use the pop up icon (far right) to share this podcast on social media or download it for later listening. Enjoy!

  • [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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