I have entered many rooms in my 70-some years. Reading this book allowed me for the first time to enter a room in which I felt totally accepted. Thank you!
Many parents dream of having accomplished children, but children who manifest genius at a young age may prove utterly confounding. They are likely to suffer from asynchrony: having an intellectual age at odds with their emotional age. As a result, with no real peers, such children may be desperately lonely.
Some families neglect such brilliance in an attempt to bestow the comforts of "a normal childhood"; others pressure their children to perform and thus poison the children's relationship to art, and sometimes to themselves. Prodigies can be damaged by either error. Yet some grow up largely unscathed and produce music that contributes substantially to the beauty of the world.scroll
I have entered many rooms in my 70-some years. Reading this book allowed me for the first time to enter a room in which I felt totally accepted. Thank you!View more
child seesView more
how this world goes and the child knows that the
expectations, desires, disappointments built into
the parent/child relationship became heightened when
the concept of prodigy, genius, precocious arose
behind expressions called gifts...but not for the child...
who recognized that another musical genius was just
that: another - and…
My daughter Adora told me that she wanted her book to be published when she was six. I told her yes and went to work to help her to realize her dream. She got her first book, a big 296 pages of her stories published when she was seven. She was so inspired to teach other kids to love read and write because she loves to read and write so much. She couldn't image anybody who wouldn't love them. She started…View more