When I was small, I thought my wish was simple. I just wanted to be happy. When I had grown up, I realized pursuit of happiness is not that simple.
As a responsible parent, we want to help our children hearing their inner voice, follow their passion, and unlock their talents for crafting the path heading to happiness and success.
My kid should not be a background character in someone else film. Everyone is unique and no comparison is possible.
The mountain has its height
The sea has its depth
The wind has its freedom
The cloud has its tenderness
How can you compare the mountain with the sea?
Most people would get more than one talent. The question is what to look for? Or how to identify the child talents?
What are the abilities your child possessed?
2. Mathematical or logical ability
According to Professor Robert Sternberg, he had figured out 20 attributes for identifying the potential of the child's abilities or talents.
20 Clues to Observe for Identify the Child's Abilities
Check the following table for matching the clues with the abilities.
How about if the attributes are not as obvious as they sound? And that is the reason why it's not dangerous for the children to be bored sometimes. When the children sit in their boredom, they can hear their inner voice, and find out some interesting solution such as..
Playing cowboy and Indian with just a stick and leaf
Wonder the "why" for the things that can excite them
Figure out the kid's strategy to deal with the problem
Drawing and coloring
etc and etc...
Talent is not an end in itself. With reference to the quote from Stephen King:
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from a successful one is a lot of hard work.
The kids do the thing they love, do the things they are good at, and working very hard to mastering the related skills which build up self-confidence eventually.
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