sleepy wrote:Just side track a little.
Not all prodigies end up failure in life. There are in fact many more who are successful
An extract from Hoagies http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/grade_skipped.htm
So many times, only the negative examples of grade acceleration are remembered. For those who prefer a more positive outlook, here's a list of individuals who skipped one or more grades, and are successful in their fields... from professionals athletes to scientists to presidents to actors and actresses to Nobel Prize winners, and many, many more. There are far more positive examples than negative ones!
But there is no discernable pattern... grade skips occur in the U.S. and elsewhere, in early and late grades, in girls and boys. The only common factor is that all these individuals are both grade skipped and successful!
Neil Armstrong, astronaut, first man to walk on the Moon
Skipped mid-year from second to third grade. As as a 2nd grader, he was reading at a 5th grade level, so they moved him to third!
Warren Buffett, brilliant investor, world's first or second richest man, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Skipped once and graduated at 17.
Agree. Of course not all prodigies end up in failure. But not all grade skippers are prodigies either. Prodigies have a very different definition, as clearly explained by Mr Cawley in his blog.
Even Mozart struggled after he is no longer considered a prodigy. That's why I say child prodigy don't go very far. Once they are >10 years old, no longer considered a prodigy. They then have to work towards being a great musician/scientist/mathematician etc. That, is the test, but most prodigies don't go beyond being a prodigy.
So, by some definition, Ainan was but is no longer a child prodigy. Now, where does he go from here as far as his father's branding goes?