Table of contents:
- Today we live in a market society where each person is a unique product in the labor market. The cost of this product depends on many characteristics - education, qualifications, professional experience
- 1. Offer a variety of experiences and activities
- 2. Follow the child's interest
- 3. Participate in and demonstrate creative behavior
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Today we live in a market society where each person is a unique product in the labor market. The cost of this product depends on many characteristics - education, qualifications, professional experience
But where does this very uniqueness come from ?! Uniqueness is born at the junction of a variety of practices and a creative approach to solving problems / tasks that arise during this very practice. At the same time, the variety of practice usually depends on external circumstances, but the creative approach depends on ourselves.
A creative approach to work is the ability to solve non-standard problems / tasks in non-standard ways
In real life, this is not always in demand, usually standard solutions are quite enough, but as soon as the most complex and atypical problems arise, people are ready to give everything for the help of the best specialists.
The ability to be the best specialist, to be able to creatively solve the most complex and non-standard problems is laid in childhood. Many parents understand this and make a lot of efforts to reveal all possible talents, raise a creative child and demonstrate a little genius to the whole world. For the sake of this child, they enroll in 100,500 circles, send them to participate in various contests and competitions.
Unfortunately, in most cases these efforts are excessive. Classes in several circles immediately lead to fatigue of the child, and sometimes to disgust (if he is forced to study there; plus no luck with the teachers and the team).
In addition, teaching programs for such extracurricular activities can be quite routine. That is, they assume the traditional acquisition of some knowledge and skills, but do not include elements of creativity. Even creative activities such as painting, dancing, music can be taught mechanically and boringly.
The author of this note is not against circles. My point is that this child development tool needs to be used correctly. But even if you can't find a suitable circle for your child, you can develop a creative approach at home - in the game, in everyday household chores.
Here are three simple rules for raising a creative child
1. Offer a variety of experiences and activities
The more ideas and ways you have “what to do” for your child at home, on the street, on the road, in the evenings, on weekends, the better. Connect the child as an assistant (as much as possible! In a playful way) to your adult affairs. Create an opportunity to communicate with different people. Travel with children - the more the better. Expand not only geographical impressions, but also cultural ones - go to exhibitions, concerts, museums together.
2. Follow the child's interest
It is clear that even with a gorgeous variety of impressions (clause 1), some of them will not particularly appeal to the child, and some will cause strong interest. It is important to notice these moments and go forward, creating opportunities to immerse yourself in this interest, deepen it. If, for example, a child liked a concert, give him the opportunity to study musical instruments, talk to musicians, and try to master the game on some instrument.
It is important to remember, however, that the child's interest can be rather superficial and unstable. If a child likes something, this does not mean that this hobby should be “taken seriously” and perceived as a future profession! Respect the child's choice, even if he gives up some of his hobbies halfway, without achieving outstanding results in it. Nothing kills creativity like this parental one: “You have to complete the course! The money has been paid!"
3. Participate in and demonstrate creative behavior
There is a psychological axiom: a child does not develop by itself, he develops with the help of adults. And this means that if we want to raise a creative child, then creative adults must be next to him. It is very cool when parents have some of their own creative hobbies, which the child can connect to. But the opposite approach is more correct - when an adult is connected to the interests and hobbies of the child (item 2).
There is a joke among parents that adults go through the school curriculum as many times as they have children. It is considered the norm, especially in elementary school, when parents help their child with homework. But it is equally important to be interested in the child's extracurricular activities.
It is important to regularly ask what your child has learned or learned in practice. It will be even better if the adult chooses the role of the student and asks the child to teach him what he learned in the circle. It's great if this kind of training resembles a game. In this game, an adult can not only repeat the learned skills, but also slightly change or improve them - this will be the best demonstration of creativity.
In conclusion, I want to add that parents need to be very careful in pursuit of developing the genius of their child. If the child does not have pronounced inclinations (or they will appear later, in adulthood), then attempts to "cultivate a genius" inevitably turn into psychological abuse of the child. But the simple ways described above to form a child's creative approach to any business are quite safe. Be creative yourself and raise creative kids!