The world of the creative and designers have always seemed like the cool kids club or something, but I have only recently realized that creativity and being a creative are not merit badges that one earns, but rather a label that one’s self gets to define and identify with. Listening, understanding, and finding solutions, or also known as counseling is a very much a creative process the I engage in on a daily basis. I have also come to appreciate other aspects of my personal life, that can also be defined as creative.
I am a bit bummed that I won’t be able to attend Creative Mornings Chattanooga this Friday. So in honor of all things creative, here are the things that I listened to last week:
•How to Design a Life
•You Can Design Climate Change
•Designing a Family
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I’ve tried to keep up with various things, got a couple of books that I am reading simultaneously, have kept up with popular media, and of course I have listened to various podcasts during my commutes to and fro.
Here are some interesting and pertinent ones from last week:
• American Hook Up
• Bruce Springsteen
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There was a time in your schooling that, your aim was to get an A on the quiz, test, class, semester, etc. For some of us, we realized that we could be happy with B’s, or realized that C’s were good enough. There are idealized versions of parenting in the media, that we often wish (or our kids wish) we could emulate, whether it’s trying to live up to the Clair Huxtable, Marge Simpson, Lorelai Gilmore, Carol Brady, or simply trying to be a better parent than your own. The pressures of parenting, and the need to strive for an A in it has never been greater.
There is no shortage of parenting books that offer many tips, ideas, and guidelines to improve your relationship with your child, help them excel at school, promote a more peaceful dinner experience, or to be an A+ parent. These books and its content are awesome, but here’s what I believe to be the most fundamental things parents and families should strive for, and all you have to do is shoot for C’s. Read the rest of this entry »