How Butting Out Can Let Your Teen’s Creativity Flourish

My child has a friend who practices violin three hours a day. That is on top of homework, playing soccer, and learning a third language (he was raised bilingual in his parent’s native language). He is, by all accounts, a prodigy; and he is already turning heads with his multiple abilities. Unsurprisingly, he rarely gets time to go out with friends, or do sleepovers, or enjoy himself. There is too much to do, and his parents make sure he is doing it. (more…)