Oh MOM, TRUST US! I was sad that neither of my daughters had an interest in science. I bought them microscopes and telescopes and they wouldn't touch them. I bought them the coolest stuff. Stuff I would have DIED for if it had been around when I was their age. I just had to realize that it wasn't their thing. I did find out that at age 12 my oldest daughter had gotten into my computer and taught herself how to code and was doing websites for businesses (for free) and had a website where she was counseling teenagers. And she was doing an Excellent job! But I was afraid of repercussions, so asked her to stop the advice site. This was in the mid 90's. She's a gifted artist and she's a computer whiz and that's her occupation now.My mom smashed my chemistry set that I obtained myself because she thought I'd blow up the house. No, mom, I would have blown up OTHERS houses. So I guess it worked out.