Creative Child January 2020 - Page 12

special features The problem with kids and goals is that parents often get in the way of them, admittedly. While I would much rather spend money on sports than art lessons, I have decided that for a 7-year-old, the most important thing I could teach her is how to set goals for herself, pursue her venture through failures and success, and achieve the goals she set out for herself. I used to complain she never showed any interest in anything besides playing with her toys. But that wasn’t true. She loved to draw. I just never took her hobby seriously. When I asked her what kind of class she would like to enroll in after school, she said art class. I chose not to listen. 11