As parents, we all seek to have a deep and authentic connection to our children. Deep inside we know that open communication, based on trust and understanding, is key to creating this type connection, but many of us struggle to maintain open communication. The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art provides a wonderful guide to build stronger connections and better communication.
The authors, Erica Curtis and Ping Ho, integrate cutting-edge research, years of clinical expertise, and their own parenting experience into a revolutionary yet practical guide to creative parenting. Lots of practical anecdotes bring concepts to life and show art in action with kids and parents.
Erica Curtis is a board-certified art therapist, licensed marriage and family therapist with expertise in parenting and relationships. Ping Ho is founder and director of UCLArts & Healing, which offers training and community education in the use of creative expression for self-discovery, connection and empowerment.
“A wonderful resource for parents, filled with lots of creative and fun ways to connect to your kids and open the channels of communication”
“This book offers so many meaningful and authentic ways for parents to better communicate with their children.”
“The book provides parents with strategies to combine active listening skills with art-therapy skills.”
“There are creative methods for supporting children to solve problems, understand what they are learning, deal with anxiety and fears and express their feelings.”
“The authors understand child and adolescent development and pass that information on clearly to parents. The ideas are easy and fun for children and parents. I would recommend this book to parents of children and young teens.”