Why Write for Kids and Teenagers?

   Writing for children is a special kind of writing. I feel honoured to be a
   freelance writer for children and teenagers. I love kids and I know that they
   need all the help that they could get about how to grow into self-fulfilled and
   happy individuals.
   I taught full time for over fifteen years and I still volunteer at elementary
   schools once a week. And although I taught college kids, and still do part time,
   I find that younger kids really struggle with so many different social and
   psychological issues.  Most of this is because they live in a culture that is so full
   of gadgets and things and very little time for self-development and self-
   Our culture is very extroverted, yet kids need introverted activity some of the
   time in order to become whole human beings later in life. So, I take my
   responsibilities as a children’s writer very seriously. I genuinely would love to
   help kids and teens to become more whole and more fulfilled. Maybe my goals
   seems a bit too lofty, but I sure think that I could make a difference in a kids life.
   And I sure hope that I am right.
   Also, as I write for kids, I will become much more aware of their issues and
   some of the trials and tribulations that they are enduring as young people that
   are entering this very unpredictable world. I hope to also show them that they
   should develop their beliefs and values so that they could live in this world
   authentically and not merely like cogs in a huge machine that just keeps
   grinding away in an empty and meaningless manner.
   Kids and teens seem to really struggle to become themselves and to develop
   and assert their identities.  The teen years are so uncertain.  I still remember
   them many years later. It is a time of complete doubt and suspicion. It is a time
   of uncertainty with friends, family, teachers, and anyone that they meet. And
   I hope to make a teen’s life much more meaningful and less doubtful and
   hopefully much more authentic.
   What are some of your goals as a writer for kids and teens? I look forward to
   hearing from you.


One thought on “Why Write for Kids and Teenagers?

  1. Writing for children and teens is a huge responsibility for the writer because we help to form the ideas, opinions, and even the personalities of the children who read what we write. We entertain, inform, and teach these kids and may actually have more influence than a parent may have at times. I love to write for children and to be part of their learning process. It is an honour. Thanks for the post.

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