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#BlogFlash2012: Day Fourteen – Children

“We are all creative, but by the time we are three of four years old, someone has knocked the creativity out of us. Some people shut up the kids who start to tell stories. Kids dance in their cribs, but someone will insist they sit still. By the time the creative people are ten or twelve, they want to be like everyone else.” — Maya Angelou


We love our children. We want to protect them, hold them tightly, keep them close, guard them. Yet if we want them to become creative, independent adults, we have to let go.

As writers and artists, we constantly try to force ourselves out of habit, loosen our inhibitions, free our mind. To create, we must escape the boundaries learned in childhood, the restrictions placed upon us by world that devalues the act of creation-and disparages rule-breakers.

Yet creativity demands breaking rules. If we hope to foster creativity in our children, we must give them space to imagine. We must grant the freedom to explore, give them room to breathe.

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