I was just chatting with a classmate about kids & parents' delusions/obsessions about their children's astronomical intelligence/athleticism/whatever. She said there are studies indicating that - regardless of what the parents think - by the time kids are teenagers, they move toward a more obvious normal. That parents' beliefs/hopes of their wunderkind is based upon a child developing faster, not further.
As I told her, as long as my sons grow up to be self-sufficient men who are capable of giving and receiving love ... anything else is icing on the cake of life.
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