It was beloved President John F. Kennedy who once said, “Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." But surely he didn't mean they'd be running the world as kids, and don't call me Shirley.
Yet it seems that the future is now, as child prodigies are blossoming around the globe faster than a gray-haired maid chasing a bridal bouquet.
Let's meet the young individuals currently lighting up scoreboards around the world, the talented sprouts shattering expectations one highlight reel at a time.
Here are the most gifted of the bunch, each shadowed by an overly ambitious parent.
Puberty wasn't, or in most cases won't be, easy for these superstars.