Would you like to raise a kid who is creative? Would you like to see the twinkle that passes through your kids eye when she has an idea… and know exactly how to nurture it?
What if I said there was a way for you to raise a creative thinker by simply setting up a creative environment, using intentional language, and nurturing mistakes? What if the answer was as easy as following simple strategies all laid out for you?
Sounds pretty good right? Those words were written by my blogging friend Jillian in regards to her brand new eBook Raising a Creative Kid: Simple Strategies for Igniting and Nurturing that Creative Spark.
When I finished I had a ton of easy take-aways that I was able to immediately implement in my kids’ daily lives. Which is fabulous because I believe that teaching our kids how to approach their world creatively is one of the most important gifts we can give them. Especially at this time when our country is badly in need of a next generation of innovators and creative thinkers (aka the creativity crisis).
Because I’m such a big fan of this quick read (perfect for summer), I asked to be an affiliate. I also asked Jillian if she’d mind sharing with us a little more about herself and her motivations for writing the book. She graciously agreed and I got to do my first ever mini-interview (look out Oprah, here I come). Without further ado, here it is…
Tell us a little about yourself and your experience working with children and parents.
Oh, I love this question. It really cuts to the heart of Raising a Creative Kid. Creativity can be overwhelming if you think in terms of what is difficult for you. I am not an artist, and if I tried to find creativity in my drawing I would surely be frustrated and defeated.
The great thing about creativity, though, is that it looks different in every person. You might be creative with numbers, creative with ideas, creatie with social situations. Finding places where you are already creative and focusing on those will help grow your confidence, nurturing your creative spirit. Imagine how much learning your kids will absorb by being a part of your creative process!
See? Didn’t I tell you Jillian was great? And one last thing I forgot to mention about Raising a Creative Kid: Simple Strategies for Igniting and Nurturing that Creative Spark, creative exercises following each section so that, in Jillian’s words, moving into a creative lifestyle is as easy as possible. And she does so with recommend materials that are inexpensive or free.
To get your copy, visit Jillian’s sales page here.
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