Hoping to raise the next Albert Einstein or Bill Gates? Here are some ways you try to raise a creative genius.
- Step 1: Stay on top of your child's education to make sure they're challenged. Exceptionally gifted students don't always get the stimulation they need in regular classrooms.
- Step 2: Never underestimate your child if you want to raise a creative genius. Encourage and support their goals, no matter how lofty or outlandish. Your child just may surprise you.
- FACT: In 2010, 13-year-old Jordan Romero became the youngest person ever to climb Mount Everest. When he told his father he wanted to climb mountains, his dad replied, "We can definitely make it happen."
- TIP: Don't force your interests on your child; let them explore whatever captures their imagination.
- Step 3: If your child shows an aptitude for a particular skill or subject, research it so you can find the best teachers and activities to foster their natural talent. It sometimes takes more than just parents to raise a creative genius.
- Step 4: Indulge their "why" questions, encourage them to imagine "what ifs," and challenge them to question assumptions if you want to raise a creative genius. This teaches them to think outside the box.
- Step 5: Find teaching moments in everyday activities.
- Step 6: Expose your child to creative arts and sciences from babyhood to help cultivate their curiosity.