If your kid wants to keep a diary then let him. If he wants to write online then teach him how to write a blog. These are wonderful ways to encourage him to write and also to recap and reminiscence about memories that are dear to him at a later date.
Benefits of Maintaining a Diary
Diaries are a wonderful way to write about what’s happening in your life. It also helps you to hold onto and relive fond memories.
Older kids often set themselves goals I no matter how small. Journal entries are a good way to keep a track of their progress towards that goal.
3. Understand a Child’s Mind
Often what a child can’t express finds its way in diaries in the form of drawings, poems, ramblings etc. So ask your child to read out/show some of his journal topics and use that as an opportunity to analyze his anxieties, issues, joys, hopes etc.