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?
right brain thinking
Everyone’s brain is divided into two sides, which are equally important and necessary. The problem is the left side thinks it’s the boss but it’s not. The right brain is designed to lead. And when it doesn’t there are serious consequences.
I have good news and bad news. Let’s do bad news first to get it over with. School favors the left brain kids. The skills you need to do well at school are in the left side of the brain. Listening, organizing, memorizing, writing. The good news is us right brain thinkers have a left side too.
Right brain creative kids and adults are enormously valuable thinkers, with boundless gifts and abilities, but are highly misunderstood, undervalued and often made to feel like we are less than.To increase understanding on who we are as thinkers and students, I’m doing a 6-month series on what it means to be a right brain thinker.
<I am so excited to share my guest spot on Juliet Hahn’s podcast, Your Next Stop. I always love to tell the story of starting my art education business, Young Rembrandts, and my passion for helping the world understand the importance of leveraging the gifts of right-brain thinking.
Being a right brain thinker comes with a lot of ideas and mental “noise” that can prevent our kids from getting things done both at home and at school. We need to teach them to quiet their minds and keep things organized both internally and externally in order for them to complete those tasks and feel a sense of calm.