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The Impact of creativity on kids

Excerpt from Pablo Picasso on creativity: “Others have seen what is and asked why? I have seen what could be and asked why not?”

Studies have shown over the past few decades that developing a child’s creativity is essential for his overall aspects in the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual growth status. According to a group of psychologists in California who conducted a long-term research on families with less creative children and on families with creative children, strict and disciplinarian parents tend to have children with lesser creativity compared to parents who value their children’s ideas and imaginations. These children who are more open to their parents tend to have a healthy emotional well being, granting that upon growing up, they can decide on their own without depending on their parent’s decision. These kids can easily open up to self expression in the form of various talents like arts and music. Mentally, they are more curious and as most kids love to explore, they gain a wide array of knowledge from their inquisition. And as adults, they develop the skills of leadership, a sense of diplomacy and are able to adapt to the environment and among other individuals. Children who are more exposed through play are free from pressure from the conditions of adults since they can be themselves. Allowing children to play creatively and freely allows them to develop their potentials and be aware of their unique skills and imaginations. Unleashing creativity in kids gives them positive and happy memories of their childhood. Read more