This post is a part of Watercooler Wednesday.
I recently read an interview with Angelina Jolie in the July 08 issue of Vanity Fair where she was asked several questions specifically about how she is raising her kids. I really resonated with this specific response to the statement that actors raise actors. Here's what she said...“Artists raise their kids differently,” she said. “We communicate to the point where we probably annoy our children. We have art around the house, we have books, we go to plays, we talk. Our focus is art and painting and dress-up and singing. It’s what we love. So I think you can see how artists in some way raise other artists.” I totally agree! From the time Sydney was born, I have intentionally given her an environment where she can express herself. We paint, color, read, watch movies and discuss them, go to shows, play dress-up, sing, dance, make music. and have music playing ALL the time. I started giving Sydney piano lessons this summer and she loves for me to play for her while she sings. I'm not making her be an artist, it is just a way of life for us.
How do the arts invade your parenting?
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