Episode 97 “Specialize Kids Early”


As a parent I often struggle with how much to encourage a broad set of activities to my son versus letting him pick a few he feels he is “good at”. I never want him to feel it is OK to give up, but there is something to say for having a natural talent for one thing and focusing on that. Early specialization is the idea that the earlier a kid specializes in something, the more exceptional that human will become. In this episode we discuss this idea and what some psychologists think.

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