Why So Many Gifted Children Are Stubborn, Part Three

When I confronted my son’s extreme, self-directed learning style in his cello lessons, I finally realized that to try to shape his progress or to influence him directly was futile. I had to let him muddle forward, even at age five or younger, because it was really the only way for him to learn.

With so little experience in independent work, he often ended up frustrated and even in tears. Then I could comfort and encourage him, slipping in what advice I could at the time.

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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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