Raising A Smart Child

Raising a smart kid is all about developing his potential, making him all that he (or she) can be.

The brain does not grow automatically with age. It comes from experience and the exercise the brain receives. Sight, sound, touch, taste and smell stimulate the brain's cell connections (called synapses) and create trillions more. The more complex these interconnections, the smarter your kid will be. When you provide your kid with early stimulation and a wide range of experiences, you can accelerate his brain development.

Also, when you bond with your baby, you provide him with love and security that brings about brain connections.

Your kid's brain growth is dynamic. It does not stand still. It is either improving or degenerating. When a child's abilities and talents are being used, brain growth progresses. When they are not being used, the neural connections are lost, and brain growth regresses. In this regard, an "unstimulated" gifted child has more to lose.

What your child experiences in early years shape the kind of person he will become - how he gets along, how he controls emotions, how well he does in school, what kind of relationships he forms, and even what kind of parent he will become.

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