As a boy, Bill Gates read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica and constantly asked questions about a variety of topics. We all know how his story turned out. While Gates may have been naturally curious, his parents nurtured his inquisitiveness and encouraged him to talk about any and all topics at the dinner table. You can do the same for your child – help him explore all his interests without fear of failure. Give him access to books, take him to museums, planetariums, and zoos. Importantly, don’t force activities or hobbies on him – let him find out what he likes and then cultivate that interest.