In 1998 and 1999 we had our children IQ tested at the Gifted Development Center in Denver, Colorado. At the post-test conference, Dr. Linda Silverman advised us to let Annette and Lewis take the lead in their learning.
I didn’t understand why until I began to gain a sense of both children’s multiple interests, and to discover that a drive in one direction could be overpowered by some other drive, months or years later. So gradually I learned to ask them, “What’s calling you the loudest today?”
Acting on this information, I prevented former conflicts between what I thought they needed to study and what they were actually most interested in.