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73: Helping a Child Discover Her Talents

June 6, 2016

This week, my 21-year-old daughter, Imogen, joins me. We explore a lot of questions including:

  • Do children's talents need the right environment in order to be discovered? 
  • How can parents create that environment? 
  • How can we support a child's talents?
  • Should we be worried if a teenager doesn't know what she wants to do as a future career?
  • Do we put too many pressures on teenagers?
  • How can we help children who seem to have no interests?
  • What if children don't want to do anything but watch TV?
  • What if they don't want to do anything but play?
  • Is play valuable? How has it helped Imogen as a musician and writer?
  • Do parents feel pressured to offer their kids impressive learning experiences? Do they feel pressured to show others that their kids are doing impressive things? Are we all too competitive?
  • How did we cope with multi-aged kids, including babies and toddlers, while homeschooling?
You can find me on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family
You can find my children's novel The Angels of Abbey Creek on Amazon.
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