Kids can write blogs, but with some practice and guidance, they can develop a strong voice and share their thoughts and experiences with the world. There are a few things parents should keep in mind when helping their children start a blog:
1. Set a clear goal for your child’s blog.
What is your child hoping to achieve by starting a blog? Is he or she hoping to gain exposure for the blog, to learn new skills, or to have fun? Once your child knows what he or she wants from the blog, it’s easier to help him or her achieve it.
2. Encourage your child to be creative and daring when writing.
A blog is an opportunity for your child to display his or her creativity and risk taking. If you want your child to be successful in blogging, you need to support him or her in this spirit.
3. Help your child find an audience for the blog.
Once your child has a good idea of what he or she wants from the blog, it’s time to start looking for an audience. Suggest topics that may be of interest to his or her readers, and help your child identify potential sources of information (like magazines and newspapers) that may cover similar topics.
4. Offer guidance and support as needed.
If you find that your child is struggling with some of the blogging basics (like creating a good title or catchy header), offer help as needed. But be sure not to over-parentalize the blog; let your child take ownership of the blog content and style.
In conclusion, kids can write blogs but with some guidance they can develop a strong voice and share their thoughts and experiences with the world. Parents should set clear goals for their children’s blogs, encourage creativity and daring in writing, offer guidance as needed, and allow them take ownership of the blog content and style.