I know... it's raining... you're bored. Write some short stories for me.

When you encourage your child to write short stories, you're solving a major family crisis ... "MOM!!! We have nothing to do!!!"

Your kids are stuck in the house and restless. Will it be the TV today? No... too easy. A board game, good luck... you'll be picking up the pieces in more ways than one.

Instead, divert that energy toward something fun, creative and uniquely engaging. Writing short stories.

I want to show you how kids can use the computer as something more than an expensive toy. My young readers have submitted hundreds of short stories and these days I can barely keep up with them.

I promote writing as a technique that can develop a child's skills, interests and good behaviour. The kids use this as a social network of sorts and exchange comments about their creativity and imagination.

While promoting positive activities, we can, hopefully, diffuse the many negative influences affecting our children everyday. Above all, ensure that you make some quality time for your child.

So, as you read on, also consider this a layperson's guide to parenting.

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  • challenging quizzes and brain teasers
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  • valuable references to parenting and educational sites
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  • and lots of common sense advice
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When your child gets interested in their own short-stories, they take on a whole new set of challenges, like: Making a plan, interviewing and asking opinions, thinking of themes, organizing small tasks and much more. Writing demands many more skills than merely reading.

Wouldn't you love to see your young ones involved in something that can improve their thinking, learning and even social skills? Something they can truly be proud of?

Yes! Then explore Short-Stories-Help-Children.com with me and get to know your kids all over again.

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