While some are fortunate to find a passion for a particular endeavor, one that truly drives them, others may not. Passions can be found at different moments throughout life, not only during youth. And it’s never a good idea to force a child to embrace an activity hoping it will become a passion. They may even miss out on opportunities for discovery if they’re focusing too narrowly— just let it happen naturally.
Please take a look at Lisa Heffernan’s wise words on this topic in her New York Times Motherlode column.