*collaborative guest post
Writing an article is an often challenging endeavor for children as much as adults. Turning ideas and thoughts into words and structured sentences can seem like alchemy to most people. Fortunately, humans are, by nature, social creatures and born story tellers. People, including those deemed as children, have various ways of expressing themselves and getting their point across. So for children, the problem doesn’t usually reside in the generation of ideas or original thought, but in the implementation of the hodgepodge of rules that constitute an essay. And that’s where parents come in.
The majority of parents have, to some varying degree, gone through the process of essay writing in the past. It may have been a while since they practiced the subtle nuances of producing a polished and refined piece of writing, but at the very least they know the general steps, rules, expectations, and resources available to them. More importantly, parents can give context to an essay and can explain to their kids what an essay is