Are Gifted Children Born or Made? The Likes of Ryan Cayabyab and Georcelle Dapat-Sy AnswerThis year’s Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp mentors will make you want to enroll your child ASAP!CREATED WITH WYETH PHILIPPINES INC.
Parents often think gifted children have high IQ and exceptional intelligence. But giftedness, according to the National Association for Gifted Children, may also manifest in other domains like creativity, artistry, leadership, or in specific academic subjects like language, mathematics, or science. Your child can be gifted in unconventional ways.
But how do you know if your child is gifted at a young age? Your child can show particular characteristics that may point to his or her potential. Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, choreographer and stage director Georcelle Dapat-Sy, visual artists Robert Alejandro and Kara Escay—four of the mentors of Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp this 2019—share the qualities of a gifted child.
A gifted child can show a strong inclination in a particular field.
Whether it’s in music, dance, or the arts, kids who have the gift show interest in exploring their chosen field. “But [kids] will realize by themselves how to be exceptional,” says National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab. “Through their experiences [and with their parents' support], children will naturally push themselves to be better, and when their gifts are nurtured, they will really discover their own personalities,” adds the Maestro.
Gifted kids are naturally curious.
Visual artists Robert Alejandro and Kara Escay believe gifted children learn how to see the world with wonder and imagination. Most children already have the skill, but through classes and constant practice, they improve and nurture their talent. “They get to see that they can do more than they thought they knew and it helps open up more doors for them,” Kara says. “You’re teaching them the same thing, but what they pick up is exactly what they need.”
Kids who are passionate to learn can become gifted.
Georcelle Dapat-Sy, or more popularly known as Teacher Georcelle, says every child has a gift, but it is the parents’ responsibility to turn those gifts into skills. “Observe your kids—they will tell you a story, play music, move in front of you—and that’s how you can check what talents they have,” says the G-Force Dance Corporation’s choreographer and stage director.
Ryan, Kara, Robert, and Teacher Georcelle, who are all camp mentors at Promil Four’s i-Shine 7 this 2019, say it’s ultimately up to the parents to nurture their children’s gifts and unlock their potential. “I have complete trust in parents’ gut feel because they know their children very well,” says Ryan.
At the same time, “There’s no such thing as only one way of developing a child’s gift,” adds Ryan. Through summer talent camps, workshops, and classes, parents can develop their children’s natural talents and push them in the right direction.
Sign your child up at the Promil Four’s i-Shine 7 Talent Camp where they can #NurtureTheGift, boost their confidence, and achieve their full potential.
Kids may be born gifted, but good parenting and guidance can make your kids truly shine like stars.
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