What your kids can teach you about writing

“My kids learned that in school.” I’ve heard that comment several times after my writing workshops. Schools are teaching mind mapping to help children to organize their thoughts before writing. That’s why I use it, too.

If your child talks to you about mind mapping, consider learning more from them about this technique. Your daughter or son may be able to teach you a useful skill. Based on what my friends tell me, schools typically teach mapping in second or third grade. Instead of mind mapping, they may call it idea mapping, concept mapping, semantic mapping or writer’s workshop.

I never write a long, complex article without mapping my information first. Mapping makes me a more efficient writer. Try it, you may like it.

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