It is easy to assume that our kids are either born with a high level of intelligence or they are not, and as parents, we can't do much to influence how brainy they will turn out to be.
Nevertheless, research has shown that intelligence is about a 50/50 split when it comes to nature vs. nurture, implying that parental influence can have an enormous impact not only on how smart our children believe themselves to be but also on how intelligent they actually are. Yep, intelligence can be grown in your kids, and here are 10 tips for raising a smart child
1. Talk to them from day one
Speaking to your children, even when they are small babies, is vital to getting those mental wheels turning. Even when a child is too young to understand what you are saying or to know what the sophisticated words you are using mean, with repetition they will eventually use context to figure it out.
Also, asking your children open-ended questions will make them develop opinions and a sense of self, and it'll also let them know those opinions and their individuality matter.