Haven't you wondered how deeply it affects a child when he/she is addressed as dumb or smart? Don't you want to change the scenarios for younger generations? The majority of this labeling took place in schools. Mainly a student's performance on a test was considered as the main factor used to evaluate performance at school.
We now realize that there is a wide range of intelligence and multiple means through which children can express their abilities. It is impossible to predict what a child will become because every child possesses their own set of potential. In addition to excelling academically, others are drawn to sports, art, and music to take advantage of their skill sets.
The interests, habits, and passions of children begin to show up at an early age as signs of their potential. By keeping a keen eye, parents can easily determine what is in the heart of their child. When young children are exposed to new experiences, interests, curiosity, and fascination with topics, toys, trends, pets, and people, they can show high indicators of talent. Childhood is filled with these processes, but as early as three and four you can spot some indicators, but later on, they might change as well.
When students know what they are born to do well, they can map out the type of education, extracurricular activities, sports, summer camps, and college path. This prevents significant confusion about the future and anxiety. Each of these areas, as well as specific extracurricular programs, are part of holistic development. Nowadays, holistic education is more than just a fancy term; today, it is one of the main components of the school's curriculum meant to promote a student's overall development.
The following are some tips for parents to figure out their child's innate abilities:
It is innate for children to have creativity and ideas that they love to explore through play and other creative pursuits. Encouraging the development of their thinking as well as asking them questions can foster this gift over time. Usually, they always think about things like "why", "what" and "how" for almost everything they say or do.