Growing Up Creative
Nurturing a Lifetime of Creativity (2nd ed.)
by Teresa M. Amabile Ph.D. (Creative Ed. Foundation, 1992).
This inspiring book is for parents and teachers who have the courage to reject conformism and traditional education. Research is cited that creative people tolerate diversity and thrive in an environment rich in stimulation and with self-determination (freedom of choice). Responsible parents don't imprison their children to protect them from "bad influences," but rather introduce kids to a wide variety of creative adults who become models for children to emulate. Creativity isn't a rare gift but a potential that every child is born with. Don't destroy your child's potential to be creative - read this book!