Let’s face it, kids are smart.
And while some kids take time to grow into their potential, other kids get right into the fast-track lane.
Tanishq’s mother, Dr. Taji Abraham, credits her son as being born with “a true and undeniable passion for learning. This is something that we recognized in him early on.”
According to a recent article on Tanishq’s incredible accomplishments, published on Digitaljournal.com:
“At the age 4 1/2, Tanishq’s parents had him tested, and he scored in the 99.9 percentile on the standardized intelligence test, and was inducted into MENSA – an organization for people with an IQ of 148 and above, or in the top 2% of the population.”
It’s amazing to see a 4 1/2 yr old with a MENSA IQ that is, for the most part, off the charts.
To nurture his incredible intellect, Tanishq’s parents made every effort to support their son’s interest in the many subjects he was naturally drawn to like science – which also happens to be one of his favorite things to study. As Tanishq’s father Bijon Abraham points out, ”wherever he feels his interest is in, that’s where we want him to go. We don’t want to hold him back.
One lesson that parents can learn from this incredible young man and his family is this: when a child becomes aware of his/her own proclivity for a particular subject, the best thing that any parent can do is to find ways to support that child’s early intellectual development.
At YogiPlay, we recommend that parents continually look for specific signs of “potential” coming from their children. If your child begins to express an interest in music, art, science, cooking, nature, math, reading or theater early on, it could very well indicate a spark of potential genius waiting for the opportunity to grow.
It’s just like that famous saying from English historian Thomas Fuller:
“Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow.”
We applaud Tanishq for embracing his natural gift for learning AND his family for allow this young man live up to his potential.
It’s an awesome thing to see a young person tap into their abilities so early on. We look forward to hearing more about Tanishq in the future. For more information, watch this video, published July 1:
– Tim D