I regularly have text and video chats with my 8 year old nephew.
Naturally, he doesn't know how to spell every word, so every once in a while he'll misspell something (e.g. "af" = "have" or "supries" = "surprise"), although he seems to do a good job guessing phonetically.
My question is: Is it helpful to him if I correct his spelling? Or is it demeaning in some way?
It's hard to tell as an adult because I'm conditioned to YouTube comments and such where correcting grammar and spelling is often seen as annoying and negative. On the other hand, if it helps him learn then it's a good thing.
So far I've never corrected anything.