When I was younger NaNoWriMo was something I looked forward to. I loved writing. Finally, when I reached my NaNoWriMo goal of 1,000 words at age 8 years, I realized that writing was what I was meant to do. It's my meaning in life. And now I'm working on publishing my very first book. So, if you have children, I strongly suggest that you nudge them to do NaNoWriMo. But, no more than a nudge is needed if they're a true writer.