Interesting article. Thanks for sharing. And, yes. Our school system in the US leaves alot to be desired. Unfortunately, though, I think that the creativity is mainly being squelched in the family. Today's electronic-savvy lifestyle leads more and more kids to stare at a computer or TV screen for most waking hours of the day. Mom and Dad are too busy working, and kids are in daycare with virtually no one-to-one time to help nurture the creative mind. In addition, a daycare child is usually not enrolled in extracurriculars. There is no time.
Mom and Dad feel entitled to "me-time" and often go on mom's night out, and pool with the guys. They schedule dates and outings and leave kiddos with sitters . .. further squelching important one-to-one time.
Some parents cannot remember the last time they sat, one-to-one with their child and drew, painted, or entertained imaginative ideas.
at 12:45 PM on May. 18, 2011