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Want to Increase Resiliency in Kids? Teach Creativity

28th August, 2023

[Source:  Science Daily] Train elementary school students how to be creative and you can help increase their resilience in the face of real-life problems, new research suggests.

In a small study, researchers trained third, fourth and fifth graders to use literary techniques such as perspective shifting, counter-factual (what if) thinking and causal (why) thinking to improve creativity in dealing with difficulties.

The techniques helped kids come up with new, creative and practical ways to solve problems, said Angus Fletcher, lead author of the study and a professor of English at The Ohio State University and member of the university’s Project Narrative.

“There are concerns about the resiliency of American children in the wake of COVID-19 and this sense that many kids are having a hard time in school and in life,” Fletcher said.

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