What does prep have to do with being gifted?
I spend a lot of time talking about the value of “thinking prep” and how to effectively prepare your children to be thoughtful, curious individuals. The Critical Thinking Child was founded on this idea, and the prep we provide does so much more than prepare your child for a test–it cultivates a lifelong love of learning.
But what does prep have to do with being gifted?
It’s a good question, and one I hear frequently. My answer?
You can’t wish, teach or prep a child to be gifted but you can improve their thinking skills
As parents, we can give the gift of education but you can’t wish, teach, or prep a child to be gifted.
A child’s gifts take on many forms, and even the term “gifted” is often nuanced. We prefer terms like high-performing, high-achieving or high-potential students.
Does this mean prep is useless? Of course not. Children acquire and build their gifts and talents through exposure to the world around them. Our program focuses on nurturing these natural gifts within your child. We stimulate and stretch their natural talents and supports their academic struggles. Our prep is an opportunity to teach your child how to think critically, regardless of labels.
Through critical thinking, children have the potential to be our greatest assets
The skills we teach at The Critical Thinking Child support talented children in reaching their full potential. Our students develop higher-level thinking skills and accelerate their academic potential. Under our care, children learn to concentrate, listen, and focus. All of our prep serves this purpose.
In addition, we want to empower you, as a parent, to foster your child’s gifts at home. Highly intelligent, unique children may require more attention, and our tips and strategies will help you promote and nurture them in their daily life. Together, we will be able to help children develop their critical thinking skills and give them a chance to explore their interests and discover their passions.
By doing so, we awaken within our children their potential to be our greatest thinkers, scientists, teachers, artists, and leaders.
Gifting education to your future generation
Something magical happens through our program. As we connect with the child, they begin to explore and ask questions. They hone in on their talents and passions and develop a deeper understanding of their world. Our parents are able to witness and experience the joy of their gift of education.
Let’s be honest, enrolling in our program will not make your child gifted.
What it will accomplish is giving you, as a parent, the chance to give the gift of education.
I stand by our motto—“Gifting Education to Your Future Generation”—and together, we will give your child the chance to reach their academic potential and prep for a lifetime love of learning, inquiry, and exploration.