Quotation by David Elkind

Certainly parents play a crucial role in the lives of individuals who are intellectually gifted or creatively talented. But this role is not one of active instruction, of teaching children skills,... rather, it is support and encouragement parents give children and the intellectual climate that they create in the home which seem to be the critical factors.
David Elkind (20th century), U.S. psychologist, child development specialist, author. Miseducation, ch. 1 (1987).
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