As if it’s not overwhelming enough for us parents to feed, clean, read the same book a hundred million times and answer ‘why??’ to everything without loosing your cool, now we have to feel guilty that we haven’t done enough to create budding geniuses !
According to this article in Forbes, though it was once thought that intelligence was completely determined by genetics, it turns out that isn’t true. The environment a child is raised in and whom a child is raised by play huge roles in determining how smart and socially adept he or she will be.
From birth to age 3, a child has the ability to increase by her I.Q. by 30 points
Guess my daughters won’t be rocket-scientists and fund my retirement for me 😦 …but here are 8 ways to raising smarter kids
1. Be Natural.
3. Encourage social interaction
4. Get good prenatal care
5. Limit exposure to television
7. Start instruments early
8. Use a village to raise a child