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How To Raise A Child Genius

how to raise a child

It doesn’t matter whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle, I bet you are interested to know about things you can do to help the kids in your life grow up to be happy and successful.

The great news is that we can help our children grow up using all their brain’s full potential by stimulating the use of all of their different multiple intelligences.

Here are the six different types of intelligence you need to think of, as well as a few activities that can instantly help your child to grow in each area.

How To Raise A Child Genius

how to raise a childTo help you to remember this better, think of G E N I U S.

G Is For Group Smarts

Another name for group smarts is people intelligence. This is the ability to understand and interact effectively with others.

It involves effective verbal and nonverbal communication, the ability to notice distinctions among others, sensitivity to the moods and temperaments, etc.

You can stimulate this intelligence by encouraging your child to talk about his or her feelings. Young adults with this kind of intelligence are leaders among their peers because they are good at communicating and seem to understand others’ feelings and motives.

Good careers for people with group smarts are teachers, social workers, actors, or politicians.

E Is For energetic Intelligence

This is body smarts and involves a sense of timing and the perfection of skills through the mind-body union.

You can stimulate this intelligence by playing age-appropriate physical games with your children like hopscotch and Twister.

Developing this area and your child could be an athlete, dancer, surgeon, doctor, or craftsman.

N Is For Number Smarts

This is logical intelligence, with is the ability to calculate, quantify, consider propositions and hypotheses, as well as carry out mathematical operations.

It enables us to perceive relationships and connections and use abstract symbolic thought.

Encourage your child to play games involving patterns, categories, and relationships. Children with natural number smarts are great at arithmetic problems, strategy games, and experiments.

Having these abilities could help your child to become a mathematician, scientist, or detective.

how to raise a childI Is For Image Smarts

This is picture or spatial intelligence, which is the ability to think in 3D.

Core capacities include mental imagery, spatial reasoning, image manipulations, graphic and artistic skills, and an active imagination.

Allow your children to complete jigsaw and maze puzzles or do some drawing or daydreaming.

If your child shows an interest in how things work, encourage him, wherever possible, to take it apart.

Developing these skills could enable your child to become a sailor, sculptor, pilot, artist, or architect.

U Is for Universal Intelligence

This is intrapersonal smarts which is the ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations).

Stimulate this intelligence by helping your child to explore and get excited about smells, textures, and sounds. Go on long walks and encourage your child to help in the kitchen.

Developing these talents could enable your child to become a botanist, vet, or chef.

S Is For Speech Intelligence

Linguistic smarts enable us to understand the order and meaning of words and apply meta-linguistic skills to use language correctly.

Include your child in family conversations to help them develop their conversation and debating skills. Children with this kind of intelligence enjoy writing, reading, telling stories, and doing crosswords.

These skills enable your child to become a poet, novelist, journalist, or effective public speaker.

And to finish off, let’s look at the best types of games to be playing with your children. They include:

  • 30 Seconds – this game enhances number, image, speech, and group smarts.
  • Twister – This enhances your child’s energy, universal, and image smarts.
  • Chess – This improves your child’s group, number, and image smarts.
  • Scrabble – This improves language, speech, and image smarts.
  • Uno – This enhances your child’s number and image smarts.

So now that you know how to raise a child genius, it’s time to add your comments below.

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6 Comments

  1. Thanks for that really fresh perspective. The G.E.N.I.U.S acronym was something new that I learned today. However, I strongly believe that a child can excel in all 6 of the categories. If I have to give myself a letter, I would give an N and G. I am good with numbers. I think that everyone should rate themselves (even adults) in each category and try to develop themselves.

    Thank You

    • Thanks for the comment Surya. I also agree that a person can excel in all of the above, but there are always some that are more dominant. It is a good idea to work on all of them with your children to ensure they are well rounded.

  2. There is something new to learn every day.  I enjoy reading this post and learning about this acronym G.E.N.I.U.S.  My children are much older, but I do have younger nieces and nephews so I might give this a try.

    Thank you Michel for writing this post on “how to raise a child genius” as I am also going to try some of these tips on myself.

    Well done!

    Nicole,

  3. Very interesting my friend. I have never even thought about this, on media you always hear about these geniuses having something done to them like hitting their head and getting suddenly intelligent.   But clearly not. Maybe ill use some of these tips in the future! Thank you for creating this post it was very helpful.

    • I think intelligence in different areas can definitely be encouraged and helped along, but most people will have more intelligence in one area than another. But this is fine as we are all different and that is what makes the world go round.

  4. This really nice. You have written on a very nice topic that I think all parents or guardian should have much education on. Rasing a child is a very difficult task, as what ever one has to offer in raising the child will go a long way to determine the child’s future and lifestyle. Thanks for writing on such a very vital topic.

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