What I’m reading…How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

From the NYT. “You can’t program a child to become creative. Try to engineer a certain kind of success, and the best you’ll get is an ambitious robot. If you want your children to bring original ideas into the world, you need to let them pursue their passions, not yours.”

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The creative child: 9th grader’s Digital Art project self-portrait