“Everybody is a genius,but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
School is a great experience for some children. For others, school is the worst experience of their lives.
Every child has a genius. Unfortunately, their genius may not be recognized by the educational system. Their genius may even be crushed.
Thomas Edison, one of the great geniuses of modern times, was labeled “addled” by his first teacher. Addled means “mixed up or confused.” He never finished school, and instead became an inventor and an entrepreneur. The company he founded, known today as General Electric, creates products that have changed the world. A few of Edison’s early projects were the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the electric light bulb.
Albert Einstein also failed to impress his teachers. From elementary school through college, his teachers thought he was lazy, sloppy, and insubordinate. Most of his teachers said, “He will not amount to anything.” Yet Einstein became one of the most influential scientists in history.
Genius is an acronym for “Geni-in-us”—the genie or magician in each of us.
All parents have met the genius in their child. Parents should know that a child’s true genius is found in their dreams. We see glimpses of it from an early age. The ideas and things that delight them, fascinate them, and challenge them.
Protecting and nurturing the genius in a child is a parent’s most important job. Parents let’s nurture the talents in our kids and encourage them to be who they can best be.