You probably already know how important it is for kids to indulge their creative side, but even when they're up for being imaginative, many projects are mostly a lesson in following instructions. That's certainly valuable, but true creativity also involves figuring things out for themselves. Neal Bascomb learned this lesson while writing his book, The New Cool. The author followed a team of 31 high school seniors in Goleta, California who, in the span of just six weeks working alongside mentors, built a robot for an international competition. "This project-based, interactive experience inspires kids like nothing I've ever seen," Bascomb says. Read on for tips on how to inspire your own children.
1. Practice what you preach.
"Mentor and coach alongside your children," advises Bascomb. "It's incredibly inspiring for kids to work with their parents, instead of simply taking directions from them." This way, they'll see that you're truly invested in theirRead More »from 10 Ways to Inspire Your Kids