Parental role in gifted children losing interest in domain of talent

Winner, Gifted Children, 181

Gifted children do sometimes lose interest in their domain of talent, but this is rarely because they were simply pushed very hard.  Rather, such disaffection results from extreme pushing in combination with several other factors: parents whose own needs lead them to exploit their gifted child, parents who dominate and deny their child autonomy, and parents who deprive their child of emotional contact.

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