Black says that as parents, we must pay careful attention on our child’s strengths and abilities. Our children have at least 5 strongest abilities that would serve as their “wings” in flying. Black says that the primary abilities that our children have would be their wings, and their secondary abilities will serve as the feathers that would aid them in the flight. The two should work complimentary with each other.
An interesting quote caught my attention: “If you worry when your child’s wings don’t work well in every situation, remember… Einstein couldn’t run a four-minute mile.”
I am so interested in this because with Ria, her natural inclination to music and arts have been very evident even as a two-year old. She was so keen to music, melody and even sang a song when she was 2: perfect notes. She is so brilliant with music. With Roi, it is hard to tell what he is really good at. He seem to be inclined with machines and playing lego, but you can tell he is not really patient when it comes to the hard part. “I don’t know how to do this anymore, it is so hard…” he would comment and leaves his toys behind. Off he goes to another toy.
Just tonight Ria asked me. “What do you think Roi will be when he grows up?” I said, ” I think he is going to be a singer.” “No, I am going to be a construction worker,” he snapped. Well… I guess I will have to keep a close watch on what he is really good at… and help him build up those wings and those feathers, to get him flying!