This year, sitting in my chocolate induced daze, I resist the urge to tackle NaNo again, especially since I'm about half to two quarters the way through my WIP. But after some coaxing from my niece, I'm giving in. I'll approach NaNo as NaNoPoint5. That is, I'll use it to complete my half-finished novel.
Enough droning about my project, I'm here to encourage you and your kids too. Unless you are an under 21, in which case, you're a kid to me. (Insert obnoxious toothy grin.) Did you know that NaNo has a kid section? Yeppers! Here's that link. As a homeschooling mom, I get to call the time I ignore my kids while doing my own writing, "Homeschooling Time," and let them work on their own stories. Is that the best scam or what?
So, brew your poison--coffee, oolong, or some newfangled beverage with a cryptic name, dip your hand into the kid's candy stash, and start your NaNo flop... I mean masterpiece.