So-called gifted children tend to demonstrate their particular talent early in life and to stick with it, focusing much time and energy on it. This concentration enables them to master the necessary skills. Such children need less help than most in identifying the sources of their creativity They define their own area of excellence, and the parent need only provide support.

    Other children are highly creative without focusing their creativity on one area. They move from one activity to another, rarely exploring a medium to its limits before becoming bored. They may build model railroads for a while, then switch to making bottle-cork sculptures with the same degree of passion. In such cases, the child may not focus on one pursuit longs enough to impress his parents with his achievements.

    The important thing for parents to remember is that  creativity manifests itself in many different ways, some less obvious than others. Look for them.
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