Big Kids: What Kind Of Kid Have You Raised?

Welcome to This Glorious Mess Big Kids. A twice-weekly look at parenting as it really is. Confusing, exhausting, inspiring, funny, and full of surprises. So many surprises.

The science kids vs the artsy kids, it's an age-old debate. But what if we have been looking at it all wrong? 

What if instead of grouping our kids into two groups we saw creativity as crucial to solving STEM-based problems? 

Holly and Andrew are joined by the authors of the Wednesday Week’s series Cristy Burne and Denis Knight to chat about why creative thinking might be the key to solving some of our biggest global problems and why we should encourage our kids to think the same.  

Plus, this week's listener dilemma... can you force another child to come to your kids birthday if their parents said no? 


Cristy and Denis's book Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadow is out now! 


Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

Guests: Cristy Burne and Denis Knight

Producer: Mikayla Floriano 


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