Though a child may be slow, dull or poor in academics, there is still an aspect of that child that can be harnessed into something beautiful.
We are all uniquely talented. And talent is best harnessed from childhood.
Singing and dancing were the high points of Anna’s life as a child. She would sing and dance so beautifully with all boldness and confidence like the star that she was, in front of her audience – the mirror; it was her safest stage and the only place she could showcase her talents. Yeah right! Years later, she still dances to the mirror. Why the mirror and not the stage? Because that talent in her has not been discovered and developed.
Parents need observe their wards; children need be given room to express that uniqueness inside of them. As annoying as it might seem for that child to be slow, dull or poor in academics, there is still an aspect of him/her that can be moulded into something beautiful.
A little more patience, love and encouragement might just be all you need to stir up that child.
~article by Joy Fumi Odigbo