Appreciating the Place of Leadership Skills among a Child's Gifts
Parents' Prep, in three ebook formats below
There are ferocious alpha climbers, male and female, who climb over everyone to get to the top. Conversely, there are many people who believe that any form of competition is inherently evil.
In practical terms, your child's gift will function best if turned into the core of a successful adult. Success skills require competitive skills.
However, the gifted child can bring a vastly different approach to competitive contexts than a mere alpha climber can. The child's gifts will usually include a little aptitude for figuring out better ways to win when competition demands it. More good news: this competitive aptitude usually holds a vision of success that includes the team that helped achieve success.
Unless your child is permanently secluded, competitive situations will be thrust into the child's life. Because of the nature of the world, that choice is out of yours and your child's hands. The skills to lead will help your child succeed more frequently in solo activities, as well as to build teams that can move those special gifts into more visible venues.