Hypothetically and for you to honestly consider, if you have 2 equally well-formed plant seedlings and you put one in a nutrient-rich solution and another in a nutrient-poor solution, what would happen? A biologist who conducted this experiment discovered that the seedling grown in a nutrient-rich environment grew tall and bloom very well while the other grown in nutrient-poor environment had stunted growth. The conclusion: Environment, not the biological inheritance of these seedlings has determined their actual growth and success in each case.
By extension, if your child has a nutrient-rich environment, he can excel and blossom like a bed of flowers growing toward its precious sun with his natural talents and gifts. For example, Mozart’s father was an established court violinist and musician in Salzburg, Austria. He taught his son to play the harpsichord, violin and music when Mozart was a young child. The young Mozart achieved fame very soon. His father was able to introduce him to circles of influential people, using his position as a court musician in Salzburg. Age was not seen as a barrier to Mozart being able to learn and develop complex musical technique. When the young and nascent, if you will, Mozart showed his interest and fascination in music over and above all other things, his parents, indeed encouraged him and foursquarely supported him.
As a young child, Leonardo da Vinci’s parents fully supported and encouraged him in his enthusiasm to explore a wide swath of-ranging interests including mathematics, science, music and art. In his early teens, da Vinci became an apprentice at the studio of an established and respected artist of the day, Andrea del Verrocchio. During his valuable time at del Verrocchio’s studio, da Vinci developed his artistic skills. At the same time, however, he was still able to carry on and develop his talent for scientific inventions, using his artistic ability and talents to depict his revolutionary ideas with real visual detail and crystal clear clarity.
However, Einstein’s early years were more simpatico and in line with today’s conventional educational experience. From being a baby, his family supported him greatly in developing his gifts and talents. He started his school career with primary school and ended it in higher education. Contrary to popular opinion and or myth, Einstein was not a man obsessed with science, his interests both in his childhood and later life were always more diverse than that. In his youth, he explored religious thought and ethics, and took up the violin when he was 12 – something which he continued throughout the balance of his life. His parents allowed him to take his entrance examinations to higher education at the age of 16, two years younger than would be the norm.
Looking at it from an economic point of view, neither the family of Mozart, da Vinci nor Einstein were especially wealthy. So what do all three childhoods of these geniuses have in common?
The foundations of genius
- Parents who believed in their abilities as children and supported them
- Individual abilities in various fields
- Opportunities to develop their own individual gifts and talents
- No sense of any limits being set on their abilities
- Focus on the ability of the individual
- Discovery, recognition and appreciation of their abilities by others.
In the age of computers in our modern day, we can use home based child education programs for children development to teach your baby reading or baby math. Yes, that's right, your baby can start reading early with the right method and attitude. Indeed, you can teach your baby reading or math, without the stress and it can be fun.
So with proper guidance in their early years, any child can develop their gifts and talents. It is up to us as parents to guide them along their way. With a well thought out home based program, you can develop the true potential in your child to realize their own genius within.
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