There are many parents of young talented and gifted children or adolescents, who insist on the traditional path of studies both for their sons and their daughters. In many cases these parents had been good students who had completed their educational track successfully which had helped them achieve satisfying professional positions. Such parents tend to believe, that the educational way they had gone through is the only one ensuring the materializing of the children's potential. In cases parents strongly believe in the "traditional" way, of getting good grades in school, learning in a high prestige university department and working in a well-paid, respectable jobs, they usually insist that their children, especially the gifted, on mathematics and science – including computer science in school, getting high grades, and dedicating a lot of time to school assignments. Gifted children in such families find it quite hard to become young entrepreneurs, as they have to delay any non-formal professional development to a much later than high school stage of their lives. I will hereby demonstrate, through three stories of two boys and one girl, all in their teens, several alternative ways to success. These case studies will show that parents who embrace such ways, support and encourage their children who wish to try a new, challenging way rather than walking the old one, might not only be financially rewarding but also contributing to child-parent relationship.
|Special Talented Education, Educational Psychology, Applied and Developmental Psychology (Other)
|Counselling and Guidance of Gifted
|December 30, 2023
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|December 22, 2023
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|Year 2023 Volume: 10 Issue: 4