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Child Prodigy

This Artist Sold $25,000 Paintings When She Was 9. Here's What She's Doing Now.

The Huffington Post | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.15.2016 | OWN

Born to a Lithuanian mother and American father, Akiane Kramarik grew up in rural Illinois, just outside Chicago. Around age 4, the young girl realize...

#FollowtheMusicaLuca: My Stroll With Luca Berardi

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

Luca joins me from Nairobi, and we discussed among other things, his plans for music, the support he receives from his Mom and Dad (who are Kenyan and Italian respectively), and his plans for teenagehood as he clocks 13 next year.


Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H. | Posted 06.10.2016 | Education
Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H.

Biologist Dr. E.O.Wilson spent many countless childhood hours watching ants. His unremitting interest eventually led to his ground-breaking research into sociobiology and biodiversity, becoming renown as the world's leading expert on myrmecology.

There May Be A Genetic Link Between Child Prodigies And Autism

Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents

By: Michael Dhar, Contributing writer Published: 05/04/2015 11:22 AM EDT on LiveScience Child prodigies may share certain genetic traits with pe...

Talent Is a Myth

Amol Sarva | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Amol Sarva

The verdict in the scientific community seems to be in line with Aesop's fable: The tortoise beats the hare, but only because the hare took a nap. Hard work beats talent if talent doesn't work.

Child Prodigy Cellist Justin Yu Teaches Ellen His Victory Dance

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts

While most kids are busy learning basic math, 7-year-old Jun (Justin) Yu is busy being a cello master. The son of Chinese composer and conductor Z...

This Child Prodigy's Incredible Artwork Will Make You Want To Doodle In Your Boring Meeting

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News

At an age when most children are still making stick figure doodles, one incredible kid is producing artwork that will astound you. Dušan Krtolica,...

WATCH: 14-Year-Old Gets Standing Ovation For Original Emotional Song

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.28.2014 | Teen

Bailey McConnell from Milton Keynes is just 14-years-old, but his voice and talent are beyond his years. He turned a tough life event into something ...

13-Year-Old Surfing Prodigy Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Posted 04.09.2014 | Teen

You could say that Noah Beschen was destined to take an interest in surfing: His dad is legendary surfer Shane Beschen and he grew up on the North Sho...

WATCH: Child Prodigies School You On Pi

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Fresh off his lecture at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, 10-year-old college student Tanishq Abraham stopped by HuffPost Live to talk all things pi, a...

WATCH: The 12-Year-Old With A 'Golden Voice'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Prepare to be taken aback by this prodigious, pint-sized crooner. Ellen DeGeneres first spotted the incredible talents of Cam Anthony on YouTube. S...

Stunning 7-Year-Old Angel Sings 'O Holy Night' In Mother's Memory

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Rhema Marvanne's solo rendition of "O Holy Night" is heartbreakingly moving, and she was just seven years old when she recorded it. The tiny songst...

Fourteen Year Old Amelia Scalies Sings Anti-Bullying Anthem

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

No matter how old you are, words are bullets. And learning how to protect the self from the bullets can become daunting.

This 9-Year-Old Is About To Become Very Famous

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents

When 9-year-old Amira Willighagen from Nijmegen stepped onto the "Holland's Got Talent" stage, no one was expecting such a big voice to come out of su...

WATCH: 5-Year-Old Can Learn Entire Piano Sonata In A Few Hours

Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts

Jacob Velasquez, a five-year-old pianist from Florida, has only been practicing his craft for one year. But that's proved just long enough for the min...

You Will Be Confused By How Smart This Toddler Is

Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents

Aanav Jayakar won't start driving for at least a decade, but when he does, he probably won't need a GPS. At 18-months-old, he can already identify 21 ...

The Daily Life Of A 12-Year Old Piano Prodigy

Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

If you know the name Umi Garrett, it's probably due to a certain performance of hers on the Ellen Degeneres show, which undoubtedly will go down in hi...

Meet The 3-Year-Old Photographer Who Will Steal Your Heart

Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts

Nigerian photographer Onafujiri "Fuji" Remet made a name for himself earlier this summer when his work was showcased in a Lagos exhibition. Aside ...

LOOK: Have We Found A Six-Year-Old Jackson Pollock?

Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

Jackson Pollock devotees, meet Shorya Mahanot . Like Pollock, he creates abstract expressionist paintings that channel the expressive forces of life w...

WATCH: 5-Year-Old Prodigy Plays For 101-Year-Old Fan

Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

Ryan Wang, the adorable 5-year-old piano prodigy who captured Ellen Degeneres' heart earlier this year, has another unexpected admirer. Her name is Do...

The Return Of A Child Prodigy

Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

Child prodigy extraordinaire Autumn de Forest rose to fame a few years ago when, at the tender age of seven, the Discovery Channel labeled her a "chil...

A Child Prodigy Grows Up

Posted 06.09.2013 | Arts

At just 13 years old, a skinny, braces-clad Mark O'Connor was awarded the title of Grand Master Fiddler Champion. The violin-yielding prodigy beat out...

Why Do We Condone Cruel Coaches?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

I was deeply disappointed to hear about the abusive coaching tactics allegedly used by Julie Hermann, the new Athletic Director at Rutgers. It made me wonder if abusive coaching is more rampant than we know -- not only in sports, but in other arenas as well.

WATCH: 9-Year-Old College Student Discusses Life As A Genius

Posted 05.30.2013 | Parents

Nine-year-old Tanishq Abraham was inducted into Mensa at age 4, took his first college class at age 7, and was accepted to Phi Theta Kappa honor socie...

4-Year-Old Prodigy Violinist Suffers From Debilitating Disease

Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts

Caesar Sant is a four-year-old child prodigy with a gift for playing the violin. He started learning the instrument just over a year ago and, as you c...