Category Archives: gifted children and global abilities

Too Many Interests, Part Four

How did Lewis succeed in narrowing his interests just enough to be able to develop those relatively few abilities? Because he had the attention to choose the most important ones. That attention lay within, where all these activities and talent … Continue reading

Posted in Gifted Children, gifted children and global abilities | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Too Many Interests, Part Three

Gradually, sometime in high school, Lewis began to settle in to a few activities out of the half-dozen or more that had pulled at him for so long. More and more he gravitated toward photographing and writing about his building … Continue reading

Posted in Gifted Children, gifted children and global abilities | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Too Many Interests, Part Two

When my son Lewis was in early grade school, I thought he’d never be able to settle down to anything because he was good in so many areas. He wanted to play the cello and the piano, build shelves and … Continue reading

Posted in Gifted Children, gifted children and global abilities | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Too Many Interests, Part One

When a gifted child is good at many things, he or she may have trouble deciding what to focus on. This is especially true in early childhood. Abilities develop slowly under these circumstances because it isn’t humanly possible to pursue … Continue reading

Posted in gifted children and global abilities | Tagged | Leave a comment