#AIKD Writing Tips

Research shows that writing to a child is a powerful way to make a difference in his or her life. To make writing Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® posts easier, follow these tips:

  1. Set aside time in a place where you will be undisturbed.
  2. Form a mental picture of the child and the things that you enjoy or appreciate about the child.
  3. Make a list of adjectives that describe the child: funny, honest, smart, skillful, helpful, caring…
  4. Be specific and descriptive. Use humor. Try “Do you know what I like about you? I like it when you ...”
  5. Remember fun times or special moments you and the child have shared. Refer to these events and tell the child what you enjoyed about that time.
  6. Don’t worry about the length. A brief note on social media can be cherished as much as a two-page letter.
  7. Share it! Use #AIKD, but be sure to be safe and limit personally identifiable information.

Sample Sentences To Get You Started

  • You always make me smile…
  • You are very special in your unique way…
  • I know that growing up today is sometimes really hard…
  • Did you know that the world is a better place just because you’re you?
  • This letter is my way of letting you know that you are special and that someone is thinking about you.
  • When I was your age, sometimes I felt lonely and overwhelmed. Everyone does from time to time. I like to look ahead to good things, like making new friends, spending time with old friends or listening to music.
  • I hope you discover what your own talents are and share them with the world.
  • When I think about you, I think of…
  • Spending time with you makes me so happy! I really enjoy when we…
  • Has anyone ever told you that you can do anything you truly believe in? You can!
  • You can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it. The trick is, believing in yourself enough to try…