Your Dreamy Child, Part Three

When my son, Lewis, began cello lessons at age 2½, I wondered if I’d ever get him to listen to me. Preferring his own thoughts and ideas, he became lost in his head while I was trying to explain a concept or demonstrate a passage.

Early on, he asked to look at some of my hardest music, which was years beyond his beginner’s technique. As he stared at the page, fascinated, I began to see that his habitual daydreaming was actually focus, inwardly directed and more intense than I’d previously suspected.

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About Rebecca Hein

Author of A Case Of Brilliance, her memoir of her discovery that her two children are profoundly gifted
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