21 02, 2017

Why the Arts are Good for Kids on the Periphery

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It's a challenge facing many parents: a child - more often than not, a son - who is more inclined to follow the pack rather than lead or chart his or her own course. If there is a circle of friends gathered, these kids are usually on the outside looking in. In the classroom, they're less likely to volunteer to answers (or ask) questions. And even in an activity in which they excel, they're less inclined to speak up or use their skills to behave like a leader. These kids often are likable if reserved, quiet but not