On this blog, I have written a lot about the idea of being “right-brained” or “left-brained.” This concept, rooted in how our brains work, is often used to describe our children’s cognitive tendencies. But what does it really mean, and how can it help you understand and support your child’s unique abilities?
While we use both sides of our brains for almost every task we do, each side of our brain has its area of specialty, which in turn influences the way we think. Our left brain handles the parts of our lives that require a computer, calculator, calendar and clock.
Now that you’ve read in depth about what each side of the brain does well and taken the quiz to figure out which side of the brain is driving your child, let me give you a reference guide to help you keep their strengths in mind in your daily lives.
In episode 2 of Living Life as a Visual Thinker, I describe the traits and qualities of left and right brain thinkers. Join me as I explain how left and right brain thinking works and the difference between the two.
It was third grade when I first heard my daughter described as “one of them”, one of those “creative types”. Being a creative type myself, I was confused by the sound of disdain in the teacher’s voice when describing her. I wondered, “What’s wrong with my daughter? What’s wrong with me? What’s wrong with us creative types?”