High IQ is not a stand alone quality that sets a child apart nor is it a requirement for a successful future. That said, all things being equal, maximizing your child’s intelligence is not only possible but it’s a “smart” thing to do. Here’s how it works and the best 15 ways to boost your child’s IQ.
It’s All About The Brain
While tests that measure IQ can be debated, what is generally accepted in this realm is the importance of healthy brain development in children and beyond.
No question there is a massive surge of growth from birth until age 4-5 but it doesn’t stop there as most researchers had once thought.
The brain is plastic; this means it continually integrates new information, experiences and changes throughout ones life.
THE POINT… caring for your child’s brain is the foundation for not only IQ, but also 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 its positive benefits today but also for the protective effects later in life.