Potential vs Passion

A while back, I wrote an article about teaching our children to live passionately. In it, I made references to “passion” and “potential” where the two appear almost synonymous. Unfortunately, the relationship isn’t quite so straightforward because while you might have the potential to be great at something, it doesn’t necessarily follow that you willContinue reading “Potential vs Passion”

Can We Help Our Children Live Life Passionately?

Sometime back I read about an experiment performed by Joshua Bell and the Washington Post to test whether the general public would recognise musical brilliance if it was played for them incognito in the morning rush hour of a DC subway. I forget the title of the book that made reference to it, but IContinue reading “Can We Help Our Children Live Life Passionately?”

Passion-Based Learning Creates Gifted Children

A few people have asked if I thought Aristotle was gifted (yes I’ve changed their names and these are the new names they will be addressed as from now on). In all honesty, I have never considered it. I think he’s a bright child, but I’ve never thought of him as gifted and I’ll tellContinue reading “Passion-Based Learning Creates Gifted Children”

Following Your Child's Passions – Part 3

Continuing on from the last post on this topic… There was something that Po Bronson wrote in his post about “Why Dumb Toys Make Kids Smarter” that really resonated with me and made me rethink everything I have been trying to do with Gavin. “My previous book, What Should I Do With My Life?, wasContinue reading “Following Your Child's Passions – Part 3”