Robyn McKay describes how a mother can encourage her children to unleash their creative abilities and explains why creativity is an important skill in life.
Moms often ask me how they can help their children be more creative and I find that actually a lot of children are naturally creative and it’s more about ensuring that they continue to be so.
So providing encouragement in the areas where they are finding their children do have gifts and talents. For example, if a little girl is an early reader and she loves to memorize books and poems and musicals and maybe she loves to dance, getting her started in music classes and dance classes early is a way of cultivating that interest.
The important thing about creativity that some people may not know is that the world belongs to creative people. The innovators are the ones who are going to advance our culture and there are a lot of people right now who are talking about the importance of creativity. The thing that I like to help people understand is that creative people, with their openness to their experiences, with their ability to think very quickly and solve problems in innovative ways, are the ones who are really going to help get us out of the mess that we are in financially and even with the oil well. I think in the gulf coast right now we are calling on creativity and innovation in order to fix that problem.