All parents dream of their children being happy, but also of being intelligent… at all levels. Intelligence should not only be focused on a cognitive level, but also on an emotional level. Intelligence encompasses many facets of life and parents need 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 life. 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, their intelligence at all levels, and of course… their 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 should 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 right away so that your child increases their intelligence in an amazing way. Do not lose detail!
1. Limit screen time
When we talk about limiting screen time, we’re not just referring to television. Today children have many screens at their fingertips: mobile phones, tablets, etc. Screens “numb” their minds when they are young, so the less time they spend in front of them, the better.
You have to be consistent with the society in which we live, and it is normal that you put the screens on them from time to time, but you will need to limit both the daily exposure and the content that they have in front of their eyes.
Children who are in front of screens for too long have a high language delay compared to those children who do not see it and find continuous stimulation in their parents or in playful activities.
2. Don’t miss 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. In addition, music improves your memory capacity.
3. Put aside the sedentary life
Exercise is essential to improve the intellectual performance of any person, and also of children! This helps the mind to oxygenate and the body to be more active.
For example, the ideal is that the little ones practice 40 minutes of daily exercise (aerobic). They will improve your memory and your academic performance without even noticing, the exercise you do should please you!
4. Don’t tell her she’s smart
Even if you want to do it, it is better that you reserve it. If you praise your child saying that he is intelligent or that you want him to be, you will be generating skepticism towards himself that could stress him out and even make him suffer from anxiety. He may be afraid of failure and avoid trying because he will think “he doesn’t need to because he’s smart.”
The result of the exams when you are older does not matter, what matters is that you make an effort in your learning. If you do this, the good grades will follow… but it’s the effort, not the grades, that will really be praised!
In this sense, what cannot be lacking in the education of a child from an early age is working on the growth mentality. Focusing on the effort and the process rather than on the results. And if something goes wrong, he learns from mistakes and tries again.
5. Cultivate emotional education
Empathy, assertiveness, resilience… They are the basis of success in the life of any person. Children are not born learned from all this so important and it is crucial that these aspects are worked on from home. In addition, emotions are essential in life. From the understanding of the same in ourselves as in others. Don’t miss emotional education in your children’s lives!