Hi, I am writing this as a parent, who doesn't know an awful lot about expectations in early years. My daughter has been writing a story over the last few days. She came home with a muddled story that her teacher had told her that part of it wasn't very good so she rubbed it out and helped her. She said that she found it hard to write it and in particular she finds it hard to come up with ideas and think a story through. She is great at writing if she knows what to write. I think this made her not want to write, she then messed up her handwriting and just generally couldn't be bothered. Are children at the end of reception generally able to write their own short stories? Should I be worried that she doesn't have ideas for her stories at this stage?