Raising Smarter and Intelligent Children
By Andrew Loh
With all the attention on how to raise smart children becoming more
vocal both in the press and media, it is not
surprising to see that many parents are feeling a sort of confused.
Young and growing children carry billions of neurons in their brain and
these neurons carry a tremendous ability to make them smart
and intelligent. However, as children grow in physiological age, many
of these neurons just wither way and become wastage because of disuse.
The most well-kept secret to make all those neurons empowered and active
is to keep them in use from time to time. To make your children smarter
and intelligent, you may need to keep those neurons burning throughout
day and night. The most important question that every parent might ask
is how to make their children smarter and wiser. The answer to this
dicey question is to stay in touch with their children and create a
meaningful connection with them.
The best predictor for ensured success is to create a one-on-one and
nurturing relationship between the parent and children. A supportive,
caring, affectionate and loving environment is all that are needed to
make your children smart and intelligent. The first obvious step is to
create a intellectual and social development in children. How your
children learn and what they learn have a close relationship. Smarter parents
understand that intelligent and smarter children will always feel
better, wiser and confident, when their parents support and care for
Intelligent and smart children are the by-products of several positive
characters and traits (also called multi-intelligences) like
visual-spatial, linguistic-verbal, musical, cognitive,
bodily-kinesthetic, logical, mathematical, inter-personal,
intra-personal, societal and personal. Intelligence or smartness are two
distinctive words that denote a child's ability to possess many of the
above-mentioned traits in different combinations. Intelligence is also
an innate capacity to solve simple to complex problems and later find
practical solutions to them.
Children use and employ a very fine combination of all these abilities
to process available information around them. Knowing how your
children respond to the available information and data and make a sense of
what they hear, listen, feel, perceive and see will help you find out
ways to guide and mentor them. This approach will also help you in
designing methods and strategies to make children smart and intelligent.
Every child is a manifestation of many abilities and positive/negative
traits. However, the types, kinds and qualities of these characters
decide the degree or level of smartness in your children. Every child
has his or her own mind and brain that act together in a certain manner.
Parents may need to direct or re-channel this perceived action towards achieving
better brain cell connections and pathways. Hence, a significant portion
of brain development takes place within the first ten years of a child's
In the initial stages, parents may need to observe and watch how their
children act and behave. They may need to notice and observe things or
events that interest their children. What interests your child the most?
Is it the natural life around him or her? Is it the animal or plant? How
do they react to a particular situation? Is it verbal, visual or
kinesthetic? How do they behave in the house and classroom? Do they
prefer playing with clay and mud? Do they like to draw pictures and paint
them? Whatever your children do or perform, your duty is not to
pre-select or judge them, but to encourage them to try, discover,
experiment and experience what they do or perform to their fullest
possible extent. Invariably, parents get invaluable leads and clues on
what their children like and prefer.
Available research finings show that intelligence or smartness among
children depend on both genetic and environmental factors. However, with
sustained and calibrated efforts, parents can train and teach their
children to be intelligent and smart to some extent. Stimulation and
brain development can help parents increase base level intelligence. Developing new and fresh neurons, robust
neuron pathways and networks can definitely enhance intelligence among
children by a marked degree. There are many ways of raising intelligence
among children. These ways are simple, effective, practical and are within
the reach of parents and mentors. Most of them are very effective and
result-oriented in creating a cajoling environment that eventually set a
stage for developing and enhancing extended smartness and intelligence
among children. With a bit of effort and dedication, parents can easily
help their children gain and possess an elusive competitive edge in
their classrooms to perform and score better beyond expected levels.
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