Kimberly's Reviews > Coloring Outside the Lines: Raising A Smarter Kid by Breaking All the Rules

Coloring Outside the Lines by Roger C. Schank
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Jan 10, 09

really liked it
Read in July, 2002

Six traits of smarter kids...Raise a kid that is verbal, creative, analytical, has more gumption, ambitious, inquisitive.

Learning occurs because of:
Experiences - having a wide variety of interactions and experiences with many people and places
Reflecting - to retell a stories, get kids to explain themselves and the world
Failure - can't learn unless willing to fail, put child in situations where he can fail without harm

Creativity is not an elite talent, but something that everyone exercises and can develop to one degree or another.

Children who learn to march to their own drummer ignore rules, and single mindedly pursue their own "wacky" ideas are the ones who exhibit real creativity.

Encourage a child to let his mind wander.

Foster your child's interesting dreams, often reflecting uniqueness of your child.

As parents, need to develop a creative attitude in your children and recognize that school will attempt to squelch this attitude from kindergarten through college.
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