Perfectionism, anxiety and low self-confidence often accompany exceptional talent. Photo: Corbis

How to raise a child prodigy: nurture them, but don’t push them

Well-meaning parents can tread a fine line between supporting and pushing gifted children; allowing them to take ownership of their talent and training is key to preventing a host of problems

Topic |   Parenting: teens

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Perfectionism, anxiety and low self-confidence often accompany exceptional talent. Photo: Corbis
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