- Chad Brown
- Plano, TX
- United States
Technology Consultant, chatterdom
Engage our children in helping us solve our toughest problems.
The concept behind brainstorming, mind-mapping, etc. is to have a group engage in an energetic, positive, collaborative session to generate new ideas that may represent outside-the-box thinking and where no ideas are bad. Kids do this every minute of every day and with energy to spare!
What if "take your kid to work day" wasn't to parade your kid around and show them how "real work" is done but rather to enlist their help in solving problems?
What if play dates didn't involve taking the kids to Chuck-E-Cheese's to let them "burn off some energy" but rather idea generating sessions?
Our children are just like us...only better. Children have no preconceptions or predispositions. They view the world innocently. They see a big blank canvas on which to draw and have all of the colors to draw it in. You have to wonder what sort of untapped positive energy these little ones contain and, more importantly, what they could do with it.
We could give our children a sense of purpose early in life, the ability to work as a team, to accept different perspectives on the world they are growing up in and much more. We always talk about making the world a better place for our children. Maybe they should have a say in how we go about doing that.