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Discipline: Essay Writing


If your children are misbehaving, do more than just put them in time-out.  Consider having them write an essay related to their indiscretion.  This will not only make them dwell on what they did and how to correct it, but can help them with language skills!  These simple steps will guide you through the essay writing process:

  • Decide on your topic.  A paper on character or why a certain action is bad would be a great topic.
  • Have your kids prepare an outline or diagram of your ideas.
  • Have your kids write a thesis statement.  The thesis statement tells the reader what the essay will be about and what point the author will be making.
  • Have your kids write the body and include main points and sub points.

You may want to help your kids write the introduction and conclusion so you can go over their essay together and thoroughly discuss their misbehavior and how to resolve it.

Taken with permission from AllProDad.com

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