How to Recognize your Talents?
The importance of talent: how to nurture and recognize it in our children
This topic is dear to me. 💜 Each of us has a specific talent or more than one that is unique and original from an early age. Observing children when they are young, can help us to notice their innate qualities and certain inclinations. For example, there are children who spend a lot of time drawing, others who need to do physical activity, those who are very social and love playing with children of their age, etc.
These talents develop naturally in children; therefore an attentive parent will be able to notice their child’s natural inclination immediately.
That said, it is from adolescence that a child is able to express themselves, understand their talents, say which school (or even career in the case of a child who is very determined) will be best for them. The role of an adult (parent, teacher, tutor, or others) should be that of supporter and complete trust in both the soul and the feelings that the child nurtures inside themselves. Each of us comes into this world with a life goal, an objective to reach, and a specific talent to be used as a service to others.
Maria Montessori stated that every child has a cosmic task to complete (I will discuss the notion of cosmic task in-depth in a future post). If each of our children realized their true calling, each of us on Planet Earth would hold a position that best represents us, and as a result, we would be able to direct all our energy towards the shared well-being of humanity.
The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn.
Why is it important to discover talents at a young age?
Due to the fact that everything flows and manifests itself more naturally and in a more authentic way in children, certain specific habits can already be noticed even in young children. Moreover, if the child has developed a healthy personality, they can surely manifest these talents in adolescence.
Let’s try to refrain from identifying ourselves with our worries about the future, rather they be economic, family-related, social or any other kind. We have to learn, instead, how to understand and truly see our children, students, or pupils, helping them with the emergence of their talents.
Let’s reflect for a moment:
Does our worrying about the future make us become
authoritative and lose faith in our children or pupils?
If you liked this post, don’t miss the related post “Rediscovering talent as adults”.
Thanks for reading this post! May it help you reflect on this topic.