Why So Many Gifted Children Are Stubborn, Part Six

As we have seen, our children’s stubbornness is often the best way for them to express their learning needs, especially at an early age. The most important thing I ever learned from my years-long struggle with my son and his cello playing was that his way was better than mine.

I wanted him to focus in the way that I understood focus—and had taught successfully for twenty years. Yet I only got in his way and created a lot of conflict. It was a wonderful day for both of us when I gave in, and that was when I began to study him rather than to prescribe.


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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