The Unique Challenges of Raising a Smarter Kid
Raising a socially responsible and intelligent kid could be a
daunting task and a strenuous exercise. It is very common to see
parents struggling to raise their kids in way that is good and
satisfactory for them as well as their kids. All parents want their
kids to be very smart and intelligent. They also want their kids
grow healthier and talented like all other children. It is possible
for all parents to make their kids smarter and intelligent by
providing their children an ambience that is conducive for optimal
Gifted or talented children are those kids whose innate abilities,
capacities, talents and potentials are so amazing that they place
the kid far apart from his or her peers. Giftedness, in theory,
means having an IQ of 120 or more, accompanied by excellent
performance in any the following critical areas like:
General intellectual capability,
Enhanced academic excellence,
Creative and gifted thinking,
Leadership and organizational ability, and/or
Artistic and extracurricular ability.
The first important challenge that you could face while raising your
kid is to detect and identify areas, where your kid has an inbuilt
talent to perform or deliver the best. More often, parents simply
fail to recognize their kid's talents and skills. As a parent, you
may wish to start finding ways to identify your kid's hidden talents
and skills. Some young children are exceptionally talented and
scholastically brilliant, and these kids always perform better in
their academics. On the other hand, a number of other children are
those livewire types of kids, who are always on the move, by leading
their counterparts either in games or a particular extracurricular
activity. A number of kids could be extraordinary in some artistic
talents like drawing, painting or even singing.
To identify the hidden talent in your kid, you will need to observe
and watch his or her activities for some time. Once you feel that
you have the right answer, your goal must focus at encouraging your
kid to develop and streamline the innate talent and skills to the
maximum possible extent.
However, developing talent and skills in your kid is an
extraordinary task and a tough exercise. Raising intelligence and
smartness in your kid is also a two-way process, where, you are the
actual partner in progress. How do you make your child smart and
intelligent? There are a number of rules that you can set up in your
home while raising higher-achieving kids. Also, understand that you
are also learning a number of new skills and tricks, in the course
of making your kids smarter and intelligent.
Here are some general tips that will help you in raising your kid
with a higher intelligence and better IQ:
Note: Just remember that you are the mentor who is trying
hard to make your kid smart and intelligent. Ensure that you are
willing to walk that extra length!
Tip #1: Willing to walk along with your kid
Your kid is your
first priority! Kids always need to feel very confident that you are
there for them whenever there is a real need. You will need to be
compassionate, cooperative and kind to your kid, while she or he is
learning. In your quest to make your child smarter, you may wish to
give full time, energy and strength.
Tip #2: Set up an environment that encourages learning
kids continue to learn with you, when you provide the right type of
atmosphere. You can involve in your child's learning process by
providing freedom to initiate and learn activities and goals that
occur within a safe and secure environment that:
Tries to limit distracting media like TV and Radio
Encourages or cajoles reading habits
Permits play only after the assigned work is carried out
Attempts to create a peaceful and serene atmosphere
Tip #3: Showering Praise and Love
The one important and
successful factor of very successful parent, who raises a smart kid,
is his or her unconditional love for the kid. Your heart should
guide you in your attempt to raise a smart kid! Praise,
encouragement, rewards, love and affection are the essential
ingredients for a successful parenting.
Tip $4: Involve your kid in brain enhancing activities
kids are extremely efficient in projecting their common sense and
problem solving skills. As a parent, you may wish to provide your
kid various, challenging activities that promote problem solving
skills, as well as enhance spatial and logical thinking. Games and
activities that encourage and promote such activities will not only
promote intelligence, but also encourage your child's brainpower.
Riddles, simple quizzes, activity games, board games, playing with
geometrical shapes or patterns and building activities help your
child to imbibe logical, spatial, cognitive and muscular skills.
Playing a leadership based games will also assist your kid to know
more about organizational skills.
Possibilities of raising a smart and intelligent kid are numerous
and diverse. Whatever you do, just remember that you will need to
set up an ambience that is conducive for your kid. Raising a smart
kid is not different than parenting any child. Loving and caring for
your child are the most important additives for raising a smarter
and intelligent kid.