ERIC Number: EJ1093966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
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May the Creative Forces Be with You!
Shade, Rick; Shade, Patti Garrett
Parenting for High Potential, v5 n2 p20-22 Feb 2015
Creativity is best identified in children and adults by looking for behaviors such as flexibility, playfulness, curiosity, originality, intellectual risk-taking, and persistence in thoughts or actions. These creative behaviors occur at certain times and under certain conditions in everyone. But, they can also be either enhanced or severely squelched--and will only survive in a supportive environment and with frequent opportunities for practice. Before formal schooling, gifted children use creativity skills freely when their home is their primary learning environment, stemming from an endless curiosity about the world they live in. This article discusses the happy vs. unhappy creative child, fostering creativity at home and school, and a list of behaviors of creative children.
Descriptors: Creativity, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Child Development, Academically Gifted, Family Environment, Talent Development, Child Behavior, Individual Characteristics
National Association for Gifted Children. 1331 H Street NW Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-785-4268; Fax: 202-785-4248; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nagc.org/php.aspx
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