Focusing on a child's gifts more than grades and test scores

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Focusing on a child's gifts more than grades and test scores

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It is very important for parents to look for the talents, interests, gifts their children have and then help their kids develop those. After all, you build a life on interests that you develop, not on test scores that you put in high school. Some of the most successful, happy, productive people in the world were relatively poor students. High school dropouts, college dropouts. Now, I do not recommend you do that but you look at those folks and what you always find, they had a parent or a teacher or a coach, somebody who got behind them and helped them develop certain talents and interests that turned into eventually a career.

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Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD

Psychiatrist, ADHD Specialist, & Author

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, EdD is a Harvard-trained Child and Adult Psychiatrist in practice in Sudbury, MA (outside Boston) and New York City. The author of 18 books, Dr. Hallowell specializes in learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia, both of which he has himself.  He has also written extensively on general issues of parenting and living in our modern age. He lives in the Boston area with his wife of 23 years, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker.

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