We all want our child to think out of the box, grow as an independent and creative thinker. Thinking out of the box will not only help them to achieve their professional but also personal goals quicker and more easily. You will be amazed to see their way of solving a problem, all you need to do is to encourage them towards it.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐓𝐨 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐎𝐮𝐭 𝐎𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐱
𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: This will help them to be more creative with things independently & come up with new ideas. It will help them to feel comfortable alone & also make them a better problem solver.
𝐄𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦: When your child tries new things or come up with a new idea make sure you consider it & encourage them.
𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐮𝐫𝐞: Today kids are so impatient that they want to be the first & yet the best they just cant accept failure. Encourage them to keep trying again & again. This will not only help them to build resilience but also stamina that will encourage them to think on their own and not lean on you for answers. In fact, it will teach them that failure is a good thing
𝐀𝐬𝐤 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: Asking open ended question will help them to use their imagination to figure out things. For eg: When trying to solve a puzzle don’t just find the solution to it the min they ask instead ask them questions like “𝗪𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 … 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝?”“𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐟 … ”“𝗪𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 …”“𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤?”This will help them to think out of the box and find a way out by themselves
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝗪𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬: Allow them to explore the play area, provide them material they wish to experiment with, give them lego, puzzle etc which will help them to self play & be more creative.Teaching your children creative thinking from an early age helps shape their minds and it may even result in more neural connections being created.