Thrive in 2025: Inspire Creativity

Help Kids Brainstorm Their Own Solutions

Problem-solving is an essential aspect of creative thinking, which is why you need to step back and let your child find the answers, whether he's fitting model train tracks together or navigating a maze. When 6-year-old Mia Laurenti, of Charlotte, North Carolina, is frustrated because a toy isn't working properly, her mom, Helene, asks open-ended questions to spark solutions: "I know you're upset because we're missing some game pieces. How might we play it without them?"

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