Month: December 2009

Christmas wishes

Christmas wishes

As our family celebrates the birth of Christ, we extend our warmest holiday wishes to each of you. May this season be one of joy in your hearts, and may 2010 be merry and bright in every way! Happy writing, Kim “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and...

Stumbling block #8 – Parental criticism

When it comes to chores, character training, and schoolwork, you can’t always be the nice guy, the friend. Nope. You’ve got to be the parent, which means it falls to you to judge and evaluate your kids’ work. But if you don't evaluate with wisdom and purpose, you can...

Stumbling block #7 – Procrastination

In our series on 10 Stumbling Blocks to Writing, last week we looked at the problem of laziness. But laziness has a close cousin in the obstacle we'll explore today: procrastination. Stumbling Block #7 Problem: The procrastinator waits till the last minute to write...

Christmas Word Bank, Part 2: Ho! Ho! Ho!

Last time, I gave you a Christmas word bank centered on the birth of Jesus and the traditional Christmas story. Now you can enjoy yet another holiday word bank (or several, when divided into categories), perfect for those jingle-jolly creative writing activities,...

Stumbling block #6 – Laziness

Welcome! We're halfway through our Monday series on 10 Stumbling Blocks to Writing. So far, we've looked at five problems that plague reluctant writers: Lack of confidence Lack of skills and tools Lack of motivation Limited writing vocabulary Perfectionism and...