If you are a parent of a child prodigy, you know that your child is not equal to the other children. Of course, your child likes to play, he discusses with his brethren, and refuses to do the tasks, as any other child. However, gifted kids do and say some things that are sure other children don't.
For example, my son loved to learn about space and the solar system. He began reading at an early age and read everything he could on the subject. One night, when I was more or less than four years, could not sleep. Came to me very upset because I had just read that the Polar Star would be the north star in 2000 years. I am sure that other children do not lose sleep over the fate of the Polar Star.
And also on many occasions my son, graceful verbally, corrected the grammar of other people. At the age of five, I was an expert and he disliked when people made mistakes of grammar. If someone said something like “Everyone should pick up their garbage”, my little five year old son would say, “Everyone should pick up THEIR TRASH”.
I could give many examples like that most of the parents of child prodigies. This kind of stories help people to understand that while child prodigies are children, often think and act differently than other children. As a result, being a father of a child prodigy is a bit different from being a parent of a child who is not.
Imagine that someone asked him, “How do you know who is the father of a child prodigy?” How would you answer that question?
Here are a couple of ways to answer that question:
He knows that he is the father of a child prodigy when his four year old son corrects an adult who confused a Brontosaurus with a Brachiosaurio, and explains the difference between the two, adding that the proper name for the Brontosaurus is Apatosaurio.
He knows that he is the father of a child prodigy when his son six years of age answers the question of a visitor to the museum on the constellation Cassiopeia, which the museum guide did not know how to respond.
This type of stories can help parents of children who are not prodigy, to better understand how they are gifted kids and what it means to be a father of one.