We somehow struggle to grasp the concept of our innate creativity as we grow up. We don’t see ourselves as creative and tend to say things like, “I can’t draw.”
Parents navigate the tension between encouraging creativity in our kids and guiding them toward practical skills. At least what we view as practical.
It’s a tough tightrope to walk because not every kid is Michelangelo, but each child is creative. We need to be mindful of helping our progeny foster their creativity and explore new skills along their path to responsible adulthood.
Our guest on Episode 13 of Dad Life Rules is a designer, author, creative, and 4-star general of the Sketchnote Army, Mike Rohde. In today’s interview we discuss embracing creativity and letting our kids teach us.
What creative expressions do your kids gravitate toward? How do you demonstrate creativity to them? Share in the comments.
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In this episode, Mike and I discussed:
- Why do most people think they can’t draw?
- What is the process and benefits of Sketchnoting?
- What are some basic sketchnoting principles anyone can use?
- Teaching our children to embrace creativity.
- How Mike’s dad influenced on his approach to creativity.
- The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde
- The Sketchnote Workbook by Mike Rohde
- Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli
- Make a World by Ed Emberley
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Next week we’ve got a special interview with 2 time NYT best-selling author and queso connoisseur, Jon Acuff. We’ll chat about the implications of a Career Savings Account and how we can help our kids build one.
Thank you again for listening. Keep up the good work.
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