Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Raising Creative Kids

Newsweek has a cool article this week on the "American Creativity Crisis" and how to help it.

Highly creative adults tended to grow up in families embodying opposites. Parents encouraged uniqueness, yet provided stability. They were highly responsive to kids’ needs, yet challenged kids to develop skills. This resulted in a sort of adaptability: in times of anxiousness, clear rules could reduce chaos—yet when kids were bored, they could seek change, too. In the space between anxiety and boredom was where creativity flourished.

1 comments:

Duncan Faber said...

We have five kids, and I'd like to say we're encouraging them to be creative by weening them off TV. We let them listen to audiobooks instead. It's way more engaging. There's lots of sites where you can download them, but we use this one a lot because their stories are free and original. And the kids really like them. Here's the link if anyone is interested. http://www.twirlygirlshop.com/moral-stories-for-kids

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