chapter  2
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Establishing Parent-Child Writing Partnerships

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. This often-used adage describes a multitude of educational scenarios, but perhaps never is it so true as it is when it comes to writing. Parents, who are avid readers, typically raise children who are readers. Parents, who enjoy writing, are most likely writing when their children are nearby. They are modeling positive writing behaviors in the home. They express positive feelings toward writing, and it stands to reason that their child will share those warm feelings toward writing.