Soto Law Group - July 2020

Soto’s Chronicles

July 2020

DeDe Soto

Protecting your most valuable asset — your family

GIVE YOUR KIDS THE FREEDOMTO IMAGINE 4 KEYS FOR BOOSTING CREATIVITY

FROM THE DESK OF

DeDe Soto

HAPPY SUMMER- HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

With so much going on in these changing times -I do hope you are finding time to enjoy some summer activities, whether its beach time, BBQ’s bike rides or reading a book! I must say I do have a new normal wearing masks and protecting myself from as much as I am able to do. Having said that, I do hope you will take the time to protect yourself and your family. Whatever your new normal is, don’t leave your family unprotected. With so many vacations and conventions being cancelled this is the perfect time to refer your family, friends and clients to us. We are continuing to meet virtually and hope you will take advantage of your down time this summer. If you go to our website you can see all of our upcoming webinars.

Kids are about halfway through summer vacation, which means their brains are probably on summer vacation too. Seasonal boredom often stems from a lack of creativity, so if your child is feeling that slump, then it’s important to boost their brain. Creativity is a necessity in everyone’s lives — it’s a key component of health and happiness, and there are no limitations to its applications. You can practice this core skill with your kids in a variety of ways.

Until next time, Many Blessings,

PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR EXPRESSION

The most important creative resource is time. Children need plenty of time for unstructured, self-directed, imaginative play. They don’t need to be encumbered by adult direction or commercial objects. Space is also an important resource. Designate a place where it’s okay for your kids to make a mess, like the garage for painting or the family room for dress-up. And when buying gifts, choose items that foster creativity — like art supplies, building materials, or costume components — and always make them accessible for your kids.

GET THEM THINKING

Give your children a variety of ideas to run away with, but fight the urge to evaluate what they come up with. For example, during dinnertime, brainstorm activities to do over the weekend and encourage your kids to come up with things they haven’t done before. You don’t need to point out ideas that aren’t feasible or don’t make sense. The focus of the activity is to generate new ideas. In general, it’s okay to encourage kids to try things that they’ll make mistakes doing or fail at all together. Celebrate the process of trying and trying again until success and innovation are reached.

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