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Developing Your Child’s Natural Gifts

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This is a pencil drawing my 19yo daughter did of her sister, my 4yo, Peyton.

A pencil drawing.

Honestly, I’m in awe of the gift she possesses! It isn’t something she inherited from me. It isn’t something I taught her. It isn’t something she learned from a curriculum.

It is something that was allowed to develop through hours and hours of practice and the freedom to do that whenever the inspiration struck. Whether that was 9:30 in the morning or 2:30 in the afternoon didn’t matter. Since we homeschool, studies could be postponed or rescheduled in order to focus on developing her natural gifts.

Whether your child is creative, artistic, inventive, gifted at writing, mechanically inclined, or otherwise talented, be sure to give them plenty of unstructured time and the materials they need to experiment with and develop that natural gift God has given them.

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  1. I love that drawing. She did a fantastic job. And, of course, I agree with you completely. My son is honing his craft even as we speak. Yep, that means I’m trying to concentrate on writing this comment with the sounds of an electric guitar blaring (in a good way because he’s very talented) in the background.

  2. Oh my, yes! I’ve shared many times how homeschooling gave me time — and a flexible schedule — to pursue my interests and hone my talents.

    …in this case, the results are astounding! Great job!

    ~Luke

  3. Gorgeous. I would suggest she take commissions (there’s a great demand for commissioned portraits on Etsy) except that she sounds like she’s pretty busy at school.

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