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Creative Child Geniuses: Are They Born or Raised?

How Much Influence Does a Parent Have on a Creative Genius?

Parents can take credit for their genes, but how much of a hand do they have in creating a genius? A CNN report centered on five children who excelled in areas of creative thought — from a musician to an inventor — despite their different socioeconomic situations. Experts cited everything from exposing a tot to new things to the youngster's own determination as contributing factors to such levels of success. What role do you think a parent plays?

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amber512 amber512 5 years
Exactly! To way oversimplify it I could see four scenarios: 1. creative child, helpful parent 2. creative child, unhelpful parent 3. less creative child, helpful parent 4. less creative child, unhelpful parent
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