Encourage kids to use their imagination and to explore their own ideas without being afraid of raised eyebrows and concerned face expressions around them.
Major influences are big, loud laughs, bright eyes and flows of sparkling ideas - the unexpected ones. I love the moment, when the penny has dropped.
I am a born German and live in the US since 2007. I have a master's degree in Informatics (minors are economis and philosphy) from the University of Karlsruhe, a Semiotics certificate from the Technical University of Berlin and received a PhD in Information Science from the Freie Universitaet Berlin (all Germany).
I just finished my first kid's book "What are we going to do today? Brilliant ideas with Hoobsy and Dubsy" which I wrote for my kids during business travels in hotel bars.