Fostering Independence of Thought, Part Two

As we have seen, if your child has a strong opinion, even if it’s not based completely on the facts, it’s better not to get in the way. These early strong viewpoints are practice for more mature judgments later on, and practice allows a margin for error.

That early conviction may be an ineradicable expression of your child’s drive and talent, and if so, you won’t be able to oppose it. It took me fourteen years to discover that I was right in giving my son Lewis the leeway he needed for his cello playing, and I’ve never regretted how I handled that situation.

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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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