Intentional Catholic Parenting: Creative Development Birth through
Creativity is not what most people believe it to be. Creativity is a process, not a product. It is not an artistic skill or talent. It is the expression of original thoughts, words, and actions that are new to the person. Creativity can be developed and nurtured through practice, exploration, and exposure to a variety of experiences and ideas, and it plays a crucial role in driving progress, innovation, originality, and artistic expression of all forms in our world. As parents, we need to see creativity as an aspect of development that takes place throughout children's lives and it is important to understand that the childhood yearrs form the foundation the ensures children's creativity thrives throughout their lives. This books helps parents understand and support their children's creatifity by nurturing originality and risk-taking, as well as flexibility, elaboration, and fluency in their thinking,
Woven throughout the book are connections to Christ's own creative development, as well as references to scripture, the sacraments, and Catholic tradition. Parents will find over 150 ways to intentionally support these concepts and in so doing they will be able to intentionally nurture their children's creative development through to adulthood.