Talented Children... are they inborn or just trained?

@r3jcorp (1384)
Philippines
August 12, 2011 1:24am CST
Do you think talent comes from the genes or it could be trained? While my friends are talking about our children, I am thinking where did my children got their talents? Is it talent or just pure guts? In music or in dancing, in writing or in drawing, and even in sports, what else do they need to explore that they would not excel or do good. Me and my husband are not good in dancing nor do we know any single musical instrument to play, but our daughters could do both. My husband sings well and is very good too with drawings being an architecture student before. I am good with arts of making beads and other creative projects but our daughters are also good enough in that area. Though our daughters are not the only one who are like that in school, even their classmates are amazingly talented. Is it because of the training in school, just pure talent or maybe because of their new generation? Now, the children are exploring a new musical instrument that they want to study, guitar for the oldest and angklong for the youngest. We are just behind them for everything that they wanted to learn and we will always be proud of them.
6 responses
@mensab (4207)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
If it is talent, then it is inborn. to home the talent, one needs skills, and that's where one learns and masters a craft. children nowadays are exposed to many things. unlike generations ago, musical lessons, TV shows and internet were not yet there. these exposures help children to be able to absorb as many information and learn new things as fast as they could absorb and digest. to reach expert and mastery level, one has to train hard. and that's where specialization comes in.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
14 Aug 11
I think you are right, the talent is inborn but the expertise are reached through rigid trainings. That's were the role of the parents comes in, first in the discovery of the talent, next is to give support in the trainings and the encouragement in every failure until they reached success. Children nowadays are very fortunate to have many sources of knowledge, it may be in school or through readings and online tutorial in the net.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
19 Jan 13
hi, i believe that a talented children become talented because of that two factors,it because they are in born talented and a trained too,even a child don't have talent when he/she is born but it will develop until she/he grow up by training,and there are still child who born with natural talent too.
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
14 Aug 11
Most parents, when they take their children to tennis or swimming courses at the piano or guitar lessons, courses painting or sculpture, they start very often, it addresses the teacher's speech that the formula " I do not want to do performance ... " I told myself several times the same words and say that I read in the eyes of teachers answered that if it was put into words would have sounded like this: Sit quietly, as not going to do. Teachers know better than us, parents, how hard it broke and cares a great talent. How long is the road to great artistic victories and how rare are the true virtues. We, the parents, but we imagine that each of our children one little genius lurks. We believe that as the great sculptors said that their statues stood hidden in one block of stone, so every child is usually found, still undiscovered, one quite extraordinary skill and power as the teacher you just remove it to light. I do not know who is right. Certainly, parents confidence that their descendants may have a great destiny is beautiful and noble. But I do not think there is any talent so great that it burst involuntarily the wearer. And it's a hard road to glory. A road that, but we all deserve in our lives or even in those children who gave them life.
@dodo19 (33307)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Aug 11
I think that it's probably a combination of both talent and training. Sometimes, it could be more one than the other, but I still think that it's a bit of a combination of the two.
@SIMPLYD (81399)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
In my opinion, to some it is a combination of an inborn ability and training to further develop the talent, that makes children talented. But to others, it runs in their family as they say. However, as to intelligence, it is said that it comes from the genes of the family.
• United States
12 Aug 11
it could be trained!