Miley Cyrus jumpstarted her career when she was just 11 years old. Since then, she’s obtained the roles of being a singer, songwriter, and actress. She’s what many people would agree, “gifted.”
Now, at the age of 17, the teenage pop-star has nowhere else to go but down.
Sure, she’s had great success, but this teen will soon find that her “gift” as being a natural in singing and acting has long been recognized and taken in by the public. Soon it’ll be time to move on to another young pop-star sensation.
But where does that leave Miley Cyrus?
This is one of the challenges of being a gifted child.
Jim Taylor, Ph.D, highlights in his article the importance of not letting your children’s giftedness define them.
“If your children are truly gifted, don’t tell them. There’s no point. Labeling children as gifted places unnecessary pressure on them,” says Taylor.
I completely agree.
Children need to be just that: children.
Kids will be kids. A gifted child will make mistakes, but it’s more important to keep in mind that they will learn from it.
Strive for skill development, not giftedness. In the case of Miley Cyrus, after her gifted stage is over, I’m not so sure she’ll have the appropriate skills to lead her own life.
For more tips on how to deal with a gifted child click through to the full article from Jim Taylor….
Parenting: Do You Want A Gifted Or Hard-Working Child? [Psychology Today]