Encourage journaling or blogging.
Keeping a diary or journal can be an enjoyable way for some kids to express their thoughts and feelings. Writing about day-to-day activities allows a person to think through ideas and feel more prepared and confident when it’s time to talk to others. The writing doesn’t have to be polished. It can be just a phrase, a list of ideas or even a drawing.
Your tween or teen may prefer to keep a private or public blog instead. Simple blogging tools, such as Kidblog, WordPress or Tumblr, allow for combining words, pictures, videos and links.