Updated: Mar 31
August 25th, 2021
Ensuring your kids are successful is such an integral role of being a parent. There are so many ways this can be accomplished and so many things to remember to teach them that it can be a little overwhelming sometimes. But one of the most important things for someone to know is how to write effectively. Good writing can mean the absolute difference in how someone interacts with the world around them. How exactly, though, does writing help an individual in their life?
We’ve all applied for numerous jobs before. And one of the first things every company asks for is strong communication skills. This includes excellent writing skills. Being able to write well is a prerequisite for most jobs, as most jobs involve some form of written communication to coworkers or customers. In marketing? You need to write great ad copy. In accounting? You’ll need to write literate financial reports. On the floor in a warehouse? You’ll probably need to write inventory reports, safety checklists, and more. No matter the job, there is a very strong chance you’ll need to be able to write legibly. Teaching your children how to write well will significantly help them in their future careers.
Another reason for having an excellent ability to write is to be able to jot down and express your thoughts. Being able to say what you are feeling and put it into words that you and other people can understand will allow you to develop new ideas, work out problems, and explain concepts to other people. I can’t tell you how many times I had an idea for my job or to make my life easier in some way but couldn’t properly work through it all in my brain. By having developed a solid writing ability, I can organize my thoughts and make sense of what is in my head. Not only that, but I can also translate my feelings into art. Short stories, novels, or even a social media post can help me express my desires, fears, dreams, and ideas to myself and the people I care about. I can tell my family how much I love them in a birthday card. I can explain the struggles I’ve endured in my life to people that can relate and help them through similar situations. And I can bring my fantastical ideas and stories to life. But none of that can happen if I can’t put together a proper sentence. Learning writing will help develop in your kids all of these abilities.
How to Get Better
There are a lot of fantastic resources out there that will improve writing ability. But the number one method I can tell you from personal experience is just simply sitting down to write. It’s much like any muscle in the body; it gets stronger the more you use it. Just like how you’ll get stronger and faster in the gym, your kids will become better and more illustrative if they take the time to write. However, I do also encoura