Intelligence quotient (IQ), is a measure of your ability to reason and solve problems. It essentially reflects how well you did on a specific test as compared to other people of your age group.
We all admire that Child which answer questions that we feel it’s difficult for a normal child to answer, or that child that speaks intelligently, especially when he or she gives ideas that blows your mind. I’m sure you wish that child is yours.
You can actually have this child of your dreams, It’s all about the brain.
Caring for your child’s brain is the foundation for not only IQ, but millions of other processes required for a healthy and happy life.
While it’s tempting to chalk this “brain stuff” up to genetics, we’re more in control than we may think. It’s time to start considering a lifestyle that incorporates activities to support our brain health not only for it’s positive benefits today but also for the protective effects later in life.
Here are the 15 best ways to boost your child’s IQ
1. Create a Close Connection: In experiments, children more securely attached to their parents scored higher on IQ tests than did those insecurely attached to their parents.
2. Breast Feed Your Baby: When it’s possible, breastfeeding offers nutritive advantages as well as enhancements in connection that benefit a child’s developing brain.
3. Let Them Go Deep: Although you may be getting tired of their 30 minute foray into block building, don’t let your boredom pull them away from building their architectural dream-scape. Allowing their brain to “go deep” into the world they’ve created is a brain booster many miss out on.
4. Praise The Effort: It’s “normal” to fall prey to this parental trap. I’ve done it many times myself and even though I’m hyper aware, I still do it! Praise the action and effort, not the child.
Instead of saying “you’re a good girl”…say “I love the way you picked up your toys and put them away.”
Without knowing what they did to deserve the praise you risk creating confusion and impacting their self esteem in a negative way.
5. Increase Their Dietary Fats: The brain is made of fat and ensuring the body has access to the correct building blocks is essential to it’s development. Add a high grade fish oil supplement and don’t shy away from avocados, coconut oil or butter.
6. Challenge Their Memory: This is could be with games or it could be by simply asking them to remember. When you ask them about their day at school…don’t let them off the hook with the typical “I don’t know.”
7. Let Them Solve Problems & Do It The Hard Way: Stop trying to save your kids the pain and make their life easier than yours. You’ll be doing a huge disservice in the long run. Give them a chance to solve problems for themselves and don’t correct them if they want to do it the hard way.
8. Seek Novelty: The brain learns through new experiences: Take on the task of giving your children opportunities for unique and novel interactions.
9. Read With Not To Them: Not only will this increase their brain stimulation but the pro tip here…it’ll boost yours too and increase the chances you’ll stay awake until the end of the story.
10. Avoid Sleep Deprivation: Miss this one important fundamental and everything else you’re doing right becomes mitigated.
11. Introduce Them To Music: Active involvement with music over passive listening is what really matters and makes the difference. Sing to your child, play or listen to live music and even add instruments into the mix.
12. Daily Exercise: Do we really need to talk about this one? Movement a MAJOR source of brain stimulation and development. It’s a requirement. Movement needs to become a staple in your child’s life.
13. Peer Group: Who your child spends time with is as big a predictor of IQ as any other factor. Pay attention and be diligent with this one, it matters.
14. Believe In Them If you want to boost their self-esteem and build their brain: Give them the one thing children want most…your belief in them. Few things will crush your child’s development like a parent who doesn’t think their child has the potential to be successful.
15. Care For Their Spine: This is a missing link for most kids. Although science reinforces the role of the spine’s movement in healthy brain development, few are up to date with this knowledge and even fewer who understand the role of a chiropractor in supporting this process.
Curled from The Life by Design Centre