Creative Child January 2020 - Page 22

editor’s choice The study found that “parents can impact their child’s mood and provide his/her academic success and psychological growth through using different child- rearing practices.” Because authoritative parents imply age-appropriate demands, encourage their children to be autonomous, and allow their children to make decisions as they show readiness and make them participate in problem-solving as part of their discipline strategy, their children show more creativity. On the other hand, they found that the perfectionist expectations of authoritarian parents and teachers weaken creativity. Because these parents firmly control their children and expect unquestioned obedience while providing little in the way of meeting emotional needs, these children grow up in fear and negativity, their creativity squashed having never been exercised or supported. 21