Why don’t child prodigies often become adult geniuses? “We assume that they must lack the social and emotional skills to function in society. When you look at the evidence, though, this explanation doesn’t suffice: Less than a quarter of gifted children suffer from social and emotional problems. A vast majority are well adjusted — as winning at a cocktail party as in the spelling bee. What holds them back is that they don’t learn to be original.” In the NYT, Adam Grant argues that the first step in raising a creative child is to back off. (Full Disclosure: My parents backed off, and I’m writing a newsletter.)