One of my biggest missions in life is to make sure that my son understands that he is a genius.
No, I don’t plan on shouting it as loudly as possible at every opportunity for the benefit of other parents. I plan on quietly whispering it to him as he creates a new Lego structure even better than the one he created yesterday. I plan of softly demonstrating it as he draws a cartoon of his favorite character of the week. I plan on positively reassuring him when he struggles in an area that is a current weakness.
You are a genius.
You are beautiful.
You have a gift.
You are a gift.
And maybe that is something that all parents actually do need the benefit of hearing, because every child is a genius.
Albert Einstein said so.
Happy Birthday, Albert.