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Talent Nurturing

Needs of Talent Nurturing

Talent is defined as a natural aptitude or skill, one that is inborn in a child. Nurturing talents

refers to helping people hone their talents. All children have at least one talent, but not all

discover theirs during the course of their lives. This is something that can be changed. There

are many factors at play that determine whether a child will discover and hone their talents. In

this article, I will discuss some of those factors, as well as the benefits of nurturing talents in

young children. 

     

Children are the most uninhibited when they are young, and thats why it is important to begin

work on nurturing their talents as early as possible. Doing so at a young age is of primary

importance because then their talent is less likely to go to waste. As a child grows older, they

might become more inhibited and lose the ability to pick up a skill as easily as they could have

earlier. A childs early years are definitive in their adult development. For this reason, the

involvement of parents and teachers is vital to nurturing a childs talent. Shy kids should be

specifically encouraged, as finding something they are talented at has the potential to break

them out of their shells. It helps if there is a strong channel of communication between the

children and parents so that the student can be open about what they want to learn. Caregivers

should also take the responsibility to observe what activities the child performs more naturally

and with relative ease, as this indicates a natural predisposition. Over time, students tend to

lose touch with their hobbies because of increased other commitments (possibly academic) and

lack of time management skills. Nurturing their talents at a young age keeps them motivated to

continue for a longer time. In their formative years, if they get exposed to failure they will gain

the emotional ability to deal with it, and on the other hand, early successes might even motivate

them for the future.


As important as the academic curriculum of a school is, a childs growth is incomplete without

personality development, life skills, and without finding some kind of passion. Having something

the child is passionate about is important to their overall contentment level because it adds

meaning to ones life. Most children spend a significant amount of time at school. This is why

teachers also need to be engaged in the process of helping students find their passion. This

passion can be discovered by letting the kid explore in their childhood, which can also largely

promote their self-esteem and help in the growth of a confident child. A child with a strong sense

of self-esteem will be able to appreciate the talents of other children around them as well.

Discovering their talent also teaches children the value of hard work when they see the process

of increasing efforts leading to better results. Developing talents can hone public relation and

socialization skills. Playing a team a sport such as a football or a basketball teaches the child

teamwork, coordination, and other people skills that they require to work as a part of a team.

Additionally, developing one child tends to make the siblings want to undergo the same kind of

growth as well.

The process of talent development also helps create a bond between parent and child. A sense

of shared purpose and the planning and the coordination required in helping kids foster their talent,

helps the parents to bridge communication gaps and spend quality time with the kids. Kids also

learn to appreciate the presence of their parents at recitals, tournaments, and competitions, and it

builds memories that outlast the events in themselves. Exposing talented children to competitive

situations can also help hone their talent by serving as motivation. It helps them to learn to

anticipate, build up reservoirs of skill to deal with uncertainty and to accept that events might

sometimes be beyond their control. Children also learn to value the act of nurturing their talent

in itself rather than for rewards from it. They learn to value experience over material possession,

and enjoy the journey rather than the destination.


The globally networked community today demands a public image, a strong sense of identity

and a unique perspective that a child can gain through the investment in their talent. A more

well rounded student is more likely to be a global citizen and a leader, equipped with not only

the technical knowledge that is necessary to be employable, but also with additional skills that

highly increase their chances - skills such as problem-solving, communication, critical thinking,


etc. This is not just in terms of employability but also helps them navigate life.

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