How to Parent for Greatness?

I was struck by the story of one of the American olympians who at 4 climbed to the top of the department store. Most parents would have punished, and I’ll bet he was told nto to do that — but his parents paid for him to go to gymnastics class.
Have you any more stories of parenting toward greatness?

Teacher of Teachers. Professional, Master Level Trainer for ECD in Texas. College instructor, Trainer, Constultant