A 45-Year Study’s Secrets on Raising a Child Genius
A 45-year-long study of more than 5,000 child genius has narrowed down the commonalities of what the parents did to set their children on the path to brilliance. Here are few of the takeaways from the findings:
• Parents help their children develop a “growth mindset,” meaning that they are constantly changing and learning rather than having a fixed mindset.
• Parents encourage their children to take intellectual risks and be provided with opportunities to develop their interests.
• Parents avoid labels like “gifted” because it adds too much pressure.
• Parents allow their children to skip grades when appropriate.
There are some fascinating statistics and more information on the topic in this article on Buzzworthy: