Finding a way to apply a child’s talent early on in his immediate environment will be of huge advantage. The first advantage is that it will encourage your child to see his talent impacting others. This will create positive feedback for him to continue with his efforts. The second advantage is that attempting to act out his talent in his environment will require him to modify his talent in such a way that it is welcomed and recognized by others to have practical value to them. Yes, some things of excellence, such as character, must be pursued regardless of outward approval. But when it comes to pursuing an earthly skill set, your child should pursue it in such a way that his talent will provide for him rather than drain him financially in his adult life.