All parents dream that their children are happy, but also that they are intelligent … at all levels. Intelligence must not only be focused on a cognitive level, but also on an emotional level. Intelligence encompasses many facets of life and it is necessary for parents to provide adequate stimulation to their little ones so that they can reach their full potential.
You may already be doing everything you think you can or should do so that your child can learn the skills and tools in life to function well in it. In this way, to be able to achieve success or at least to be a happy person in such a chaotic society. In any case, there are some simple tips that we are sure you could also apply from now on.
Likewise, you will also be promoting your little one’s independence, his intelligence at all levels, and of course … his well-being! Well-being and emotional balance is essential for a person to feel happy and motivated and thus achieve success. It is something that must be cultivated from a very young age.
5 tips to make your child smarter
Although the list can be endless (balanced diet, exercise, positive discipline, good habits…), there are little things that you can do now so that your child increases his intelligence in an amazing way. Do not lose detail!
Limit screen time
When we talk about limiting screen time, we are not just referring to television. Today children have many screens at their fingertips: mobiles, tablets, etc. Screens “numb” your mind when they are small, so the less time you spend in front of them, the better.
You have to be consistent with the society we live in, and it is normal for you to put the screens on it from time to time, but you will need to limit both the daily exposure and the content in front of your eyes.
Children who are in front of the screens for too long have a high delay in language compared to those children who do not see it and find continuous stimulation in their parents or in play activities.
May there be music in your life!
Children who enjoy music or who play an instrument from a young age will have more verbal skills than children who do not. Also, music improves your memory skills.
Put aside the sedentary life
Exercise is essential to improve the intellectual performance of anyone, and children too! This helps the mind to be oxygenated and the body to be more active.
For example, the ideal is that the little ones practice 40 minutes of daily exercise (aerobic). Your memory and academic performance will improve without even realizing it, the exercise you do should like it!
Don’t tell him he’s smart
Even if you want to do it, it is better that you reserve it. If you praise your child by saying that he is smart or that you want him to be, you will be generating exceptions to himself that could stress him and even make him suffer from anxiety. You may be afraid of failure and avoid trying because you will think that “you don’t need it because you are smart.”
It doesn’t matter what your test scores are when you grow up, what matters is that you put in the effort to learn. If you do this, the good grades will come of their own accord… but what will really be praiseworthy is the effort and not the grades!
In this sense, you can not miss in educating a child from toddler is working the growth mindset .m to focus on the effort and the process rather than the results. And if something goes wrong, learn from mistakes and try again.
Cultivate emotional education
Empathy, assertiveness, resilience … They are the basis of success in anyone’s life. Children are not born learned from all this so important and it is crucial that these aspects are worked on from home. Also, emotions are essential in life. From the understanding of them in ourselves as in others. May there be no lack of emotional education in the lives of your children!