The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers

Posted on August 30, 2020September 22, 2020Categories JobTags , ,   Leave a comment on The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers

“You can’t be a good writer without being a devoted reader.” – J.K. Rowling “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” – Stephen King. The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers Most authors will tell you that the NUMBER ONE thing that you can do to become a better … Continue reading “The Number One Thing for Kids to Be Better Writers”

5 Parenting Strategies to Develop a Growth Mindset

Posted on August 22, 2020September 22, 2020Categories Free-LancingTags , , , ,   Leave a comment on 5 Parenting Strategies to Develop a Growth Mindset

I have a daughter who dislikes challenges. She’d rather give up than persevere. This is probably hugely affected by her sensory processing disorder and ADHD. How, I don’t really know. But I do know that she does not have what professor Angela Duckworth calls grit and author Carol Dweck calls it a growth mindset. Or at least it’s hidden somewhere. And I’m worried. She’s living with a fixed mindset. This is when you believe that people are either born smart or not; that talents, intelligence, and … Continue reading “5 Parenting Strategies to Develop a Growth Mindset”

Seven Secrets to Raising Eager Readers

Posted on August 10, 2020September 22, 2020Categories BusinessTags , , ,   Leave a comment on Seven Secrets to Raising Eager Readers

Hi. I’m Josh. I write picture books like Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast. The 4th book in the series, Short & Sweet, releases next week! Because I’m an author, you might assume that I’ve always loved to read. You’d be wrong.   I felt reading was a chore and grew up without an appreciation for books. I was one of the kids in high school who bought the Cliff’s Notes because I rarely made the time to read the … Continue reading “Seven Secrets to Raising Eager Readers”