Creativity insists on being heard. This is the dilemma of the gifted child: parents and teachers require attention, yet the Muse is louder.
The problem is compounded by the form in which the Muse first speaks: raw energy. Waves of distraction, carrying off the child’s focus like a twig in a torrent, are the earliest symptom of creativity. If nobody in the child’s life realizes this, the misunderstanding can continue for years, with trouble as the primary result.