Margaret Mead once said- “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think”. Children should always be encouraged to think and learn about their interests. Every child is different with unique skills and proper appreciation motivates them towards their betterment. We are talking about Advik Srivastava from the city of Noida situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He is one of the child prodigies that is someone who has extraordinary skills compared to their age. He has a charming personality at this tender age and gets along well with anybody.
His parents Arpit Srivastava and Pallavi Srivastava discovered their child’s potential when he was just 1 year old and since then they are working hard too and provided him with all the help and motivation needed by him. He is an ambivert i.e. a person who knows the difference between being an extrovert or introvert and being both as per the situation requirements.
We asked them where do they see their child 10 years from now, they said they see him carving out a niche for himself in studies and extracurricular activities. They also feel that his prospects will be better in performing any art like acting, dancing, etc.
Also, we asked them for their opinion on the notion that child prodigies isolate themselves from their peer mates since they have higher IQ and are busy discovering things in their zone to which they responded negatively and said they do not believe this notion to be correct they don’t find any such behavior change in Advik. They also observed that he understands the situations well.
Further, we explained to them about the features their child will get through this platform and people will start recognizing him and the fame that follows is something beyond imagination so how are they prepared to ensure a normal childhood for him, they said that they will make sure to keep him grounded and humble by giving him a reality check.
We also asked about a glimpse of memorable moments they had with him by which we came to know that both his parents are working and they were a bit nervous while sending him to daycare in 2019 but the way he responded to the situation by quickly adjusting to the new environment, and made them feel very proud and relaxed. Advik is very energetic and shows a great appetite for physical activities in school. He is very interested in music, playing games and using gadgets. There was a time when both of his parents were not well and he surprised them by his behavior. He used to regularly check on them about their well-being.
We asked them if they feel the pressure from the expectations of society and how do they handle it, they said that they have given Advik a very grounded upbringing and given him the freedom to explore his interests while pursuing his academic activities. They recommend other parents to also be grounded and realistic while teaching the value of everything to the kid.
We along with his parents feel that sky is going to be the limit for all that he is going to achieve. This was all about Advik Srivastava and the Child Prodigy wishes him all the best for his future endeavours.