But the most important thing to consider when introducing creativity into the classroom is that each student feels safe and welcomed without criticism or judgment of their ideas. So how can we take the pressure off and help all children thrive? Here are some simple creative activities that can help. But we have neglected the most important thing in their education-and that is character building through daily creative activities that stimulate human connection. Part of this has to do with the media promoting the idea that celebrities and soccer competitions encourage children as young as 8 years old to become professional athletes. “We are all creative people, but at the age of three or four someone made us lose our creativity.” Recently, she wrote three magazines for teens on such topics as creativity, mental health, sexuality, eating habits, study habits, and emotional and physical changes. The playgrounds are bigger, the kids are older, and they have to line up to buy their first meal in the school cafeteria. I often think about how nerve-wracking it must be for a freshman to leave the safety of kindergarten and enter the strange new “adult” world. In this article and Laura’s webinar, you will learn about three more creative activities. Below are two lists of children: successful with excellent grades and excellent with excellent grades. In his book, Under Pressure, Carl Honore talks about the 21st century family as a generation of parents whose lives revolve around their children. Laura has taught for 20 years in middle school, 3 years in high school, and runs workshops for teachers. Some are happy to be part of the environment of older children, others are naturally frightened and anxious. Some silence the children as they begin to tell stories.