Unwrapping your Child’s Gifts

2) Create opportunities for the “chance factor” to happen.

Basing it on Dr. Francoy Gagne’s theory, Dra. Ho explains that gifts are innate and for us to turn natural abilities into talents, we need interventions or mediating variables. Take a quick look at this interesting diagram. (Click for better resolution.)

Included in the catalysts is “chance”. I have learned that it is our duty to provide this. For it determines the extent to which their gifts can go.

No wonder parents enroll kids to so many extra-curricular activities! Ballet, piano lessons, art classes, taekwondo classes, theater clubs, math or science wizard enrichments, name it. It does have a purpose. Exposure. Opportunity. Chance.

A friendly reminder not to overload though. I think one (maybe two) at a time is a good way to go. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Unwrapping your Child’s Gifts

  1. Hi Mommy Jing! I enjoyed reading your post about Unwrapping Your Child’s Gifts, thank you for sharing. Probably mine is 2e since our neuro dev pedia also told us that he has high IQ, so sad only few people understand about giftedness, most mainstream schools can’t cater their needs. For me it’s having asynchronous development and overexcitability that may result to having an intense child. 🙂

    • Hi Mommy Darlene! Glad you enjoyed this one. I hope you have a 2E support group as it can get overwhelming, not to mention confusing at times. Mia is quite intense too and though we don’t see overexcitability, she definitely has oversensitivity and asynchronous development like yours. We were told to have her evaluated again when she reaches 5 years old for more accurate results. What age did you have Matthew assessed? 🙂

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