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By Lucy Jo Palladino

Does your inventive, computer-proficient daughter song out within the lecture room? Does your lively son turn into headstrong and competitive while confronted with the best judgements? Does your daring, full of life baby have hassle targeting easy tasks?

Millions of children--one in five--have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: excellent intelligence, an lively mind's eye, a free-spirited way of living, and the facility to force everybody round them loopy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of faculty merely to harness his abilities and provides the area a few of its best inventions--the Edison trait is at the upward push in our more youthful new release.

The center of the difficulty is they imagine divergently--they overflow with many ideas--while faculties, prepared actions, and workouts of day-by-day dwelling present convergent pondering, which specializes in one inspiration at a time. Drawing on examples from greater than twenty years of personal perform, Dr. Palladino is helping us do something about this difficult element of our kid's mind and character, explaining in transparent terms:

- the 3 Edison-trait character kinds: dreamers, discoverers, and dynamos
- The 8 steps to realizing, achieving, and instructing your Edison-trait child
- the relationship among the Edison trait and A.D.D.

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They delight in the imaginative, and can sni out adventure in a nanosecond. But because it is their adventure, they seldom, if ever, take advice from others. They must experience things for themselves. They make and test their own laws of nature. In today’s techno-magic world, children see only the magic—satellite photos, holograms, and microwave dinners. They have no way of connecting this magic with the rigors of the convergent thinking that was necessary to produce it. It takes time for them to appreciate the merit of others’ opinions and the sustained e orts of scientists who have preceded them.

It was all one continuous motion. It started right after takeo . I got an immediate hard roll of the aircraft. The plane tried to roll upside down. I corrected for this, and discovered the split- ap problem. I tried to put the aps back down, and the BLC light came on. The airplane could be un yable in a minute or two. I was ying through clouds and rain, but I knew there were villages below. I declared an emergency and asked for the most experienced ground controller to get on the line. The voice changed.

Later in life we learned to make soup by opening a can. Now we microwave water to make instant cup-of-soup. ) Today’s youngest generation, our children, began life expecting instant soup. Our children—the Edison-trait generation—don’t understand why our kitchens don’t come equipped with food replicators, the way they do on board the USS Enterprise. Today, the size of the divergent-thinking gap between our oldest and our youngest generation is unprecedented. Why is the pace of life accelerating?

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