Monday, March 7, 2011
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." — Albert Einstein
It's important to know the differing abilities within our children--and how they differ from us. It's important to encourage and challenge them to take on difficult tasks and persevere through tasks they may not like or enjoy. But it's also important to recognize their gifts that we may not naturally encourage. If you're an athlete, you may tend to overlook your son's artistic abilities. If you're a bookworm, you may push reading (which is good), but neglect your daughter's gift with tools. Search for the genius in your child.