Written with Permission
By Tamara Christine Van Hooser
Young Kelly talks your ear off for hours on end with stories filled with wonder and imagination, but as soon as you ask her to write, the “clunk” in her spirit is almost audible as her enthusiasm quickly fades. You hear protests like “I can’t write!” and “Writing is boring!” and “I hate writing!” Cue the heaving, sighing, scowling, and rolling eyeballs.
If you live with this child, you know as her parent that a lack of creativity is not the problem. A child’s imagination often sends the ideas flowing so fast from her head that she gets frustrated when her hand cannot keep up. (more…)