Your Perfectionist Child, Part Three

What happened after I assigned practice writing to Lewis, as an “end run” around his declaration that he could never write as well as Dickens? For several weeks, not much occurred.

But now, after a few months of practice writing just twice a week, he has completed a 2,500-word essay and an entertaining short story about a ghost in a culvert.

Of the latter he commented, “I just kept seeing what to write next, and then I could see all the way to the end, and wrote it all in one sitting.”

I’m so glad I didn’t let his stated reluctance to write annoy me or halt me to the point where I didn’t see what to do. Now, he knows he can get flow and make up a good story. Therefore, despite his built-in perfectionism, he’s back on track again.

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About Rebecca Hein

Author of A Case Of Brilliance, her memoir of her discovery that her two children are profoundly gifted
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