How to Build Creative Confidence in Kids

We need to allow the creativity to take a part in the education, to believe in the kids’ creative potential. The children have to enjoy the educational process because this is also important as a result of the learning.

Self-confidence is the helpful quality for the innovation. Let’s promote children’s self-assurance because it may increase or decrease through the positive or negative experience.

The foundation

David and Tom Kalley in the book “Creative confidence” wrote that an empathic approach brings us inspiration for the creative solutions. Human-centered approach motivates us to look for the best way to teach children according to their differences. We have no goal to make everybody one size. The teachers and parents need to help children to explore their creativity, not to hide it.

David and Tom Kalley emphasize that creative thinking is a bridge to creative confidence. Prepare useful games and exercises to expand their creative thinking. We used to live in the world where we have to suit to the other’s expectations. Also, the creativity demands the contribution, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

Professor Dean Keith Simonton of the University of California claims that creative geniuses have setbacks as well, but they don’t stop and achieve their goals. The creative people make more efforts to get the result. The failures help children to grow and learn new things.

When the assignments demand to develop the solutions for the real-world problem, children and students are motivated to do something great. The learners like when the educators communicate with them on the difficult item and suggest difficult tasks.

Notice more opportunities to do things better for the children by writing what they have to improve. Develop kids’ passion and help them to practice the activities that they like. Assure them that their talents may bring positive impact on the world.

Encourage

Let your children use the home environment to develop the projects, draw, dance and so on. It is important for them to have such comfortable place where they may implement ideas. Engage them to play different games because their brain learns to think in the games. They develop the creative thinking and earn their own ideas.

Rex Jung, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist says that most children spend time on the internet. He claims that parents have to limit this and motivate a child to play interesting games, cook, build and so on. You may suggest kids the entertainment according to their interests and to use the imagination.

Remember not to overschedule the child. Give them extra time to relax and pick up the possibilities to spend time. Provide funny activities and some time on the fresh air.

Unblock the creativity

Children are very sensitive to the judgment and they may shy and hide their potential. So, cheer them to share the creativity with the world. Give them positive feedback and positive experience to become self-confident. Eliminate the fear of being judged.

Motivates them to keep openness and curiosity to learn new things and collaborate with a group. Avoid extrinsic rewards to leave the pleasure that comes from creative performance. Let the children focus on the process, not only for a present.

Inspire children to try again after the failure. Provide them with the sense of security for this purpose. Support their experiments and equip with the necessary tools. Play with them and do things that they like. The kid will be more confident to do it when he/she feels your support and participation.

Studies show that skill-acquisition appears when we operate on the boards of our abilities, making mistakes and editing them — a state named “deep practice”. Teach children to like errors and to learn from them.

Let’s promote children’s self-assurance that their talents may bring positive impact on the world. Inspire them to make attempts and to learn from the setbacks. Let your children use the home environment to develop the projects, draw, dance and so on. Engage them to play different games because their brain learns to think in the games. Creative thinking is a bridge to creative confidence. Prepare useful games and exercises to expand their creative thinking. Eliminate the fear of being judged and be supportive.

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