Is it possible that the trend away from homework may be one small step away from the culture of dependency we’ve instilled in recent generations?
“Why do [children] ... prefer structured activities to unstructured ones and ... seek adult guidance rather than lead peers on their own?”
Creativity does not come easily.
Continual adult-directed activities may be preventing creativity and innovation in children.
The moment they go to school, they begin to lose the freedom to explore, take risks and experiment.
When I was a child, my father regaled me with tales of how he and his friends once formed “The Boys Army” and spent their days creating original inventions and stockpiling weapons in their homemade fort in the woods.
Her crime? Packing a toy gun that emitted soap bubbles.
And could that be a cause of the decline of America's problem-solving skills gap?
There's value in those messy crafts and experiments scattered around the house.
The overwhelming majority of creative people have a routine that they religiously adhere to, regardless of whether they happen to feel inspired.