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. 🙂