HOW TO RAISE A CREATIVE CHILD. STEP ONE: BACK OFF
This is an interesting article on what NOT to do when you have a child prodigy if you want your child to also be creative. A child prodigy is not creative? Not according to the research – geniuses tend to perfect knowledge of available information, but rarely invent new systems. For example, geniuses on the keyboard may play perfect Mozart, but won’t create their own compositions.
This is related to rules imposed on children by parents and children wanting to please authority figures like teachers.
If you would like to raise a creative child, take a look at this article and how it may change a parent’s behavior as much as the child’s.