Reading Makes Children Smarter

Reading makes children smarter. It’s logical since reading provides children access to information from an additional source beyond their peers, parents and teachers. But books are more than just an additional source of information. Regardless of whether your child reads fiction or non-fiction, books can teach a child a lot about the world around them. A goodContinue reading “Reading Makes Children Smarter”

Why Some Children Struggle with the Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck’s work on mindsets was introduced to me when my first son was about 18 months old and I have been passionate about it ever since because it really resonated with me. Growing up, I was labelled a “smart kid” and yet I never felt smart. Most of the time, I felt the fraud because being smartContinue reading “Why Some Children Struggle with the Growth Mindset”

Books: Redefining Intelligence and Achieving Greatness

Scott Barry Kaufman has been on the radar in recent times after I came across a number of his articles on Beautiful Minds – a blog on Scientific American. A psychologist, author, and science writer, Kaufman focusses a lot on two subjects that are very near and dear to me – intelligence and creativity. One of the most interesting thingsContinue reading “Books: Redefining Intelligence and Achieving Greatness”

10 Ways to Make Your Kids Smarter

If you want to know how to make your children smarter, there is an excellent overview article on Time: How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science. In a nutshell, these are the factors to consider… Music Lessons (more here) The Dumb Jock Is A Myth Don’t Read To Your Kids, Read With ThemContinue reading “10 Ways to Make Your Kids Smarter”

Exercise Makes You Smarter and Here’s Why

We know that sports and physical activities are important for brain development and academic performance. Now we know why exercise makes you smarter… Scientists Discover Why Exercise Makes You Smarter – Psychology Today “scientists have now honed in on a specific molecule called irisin that is produced in the brain during endurance exercise through a chain reaction. Irisin isContinue reading “Exercise Makes You Smarter and Here’s Why”

Breastfeeding and Your Baby’s Intelligence

Does breastfeeding really make your baby smarter? The science is not perfect. Every so often, we come across a new study, a new article, or a new book that contradicts what we’ve previously held to be gospel. It is important to be wary of the sources we read – not everything that comes “backed byContinue reading “Breastfeeding and Your Baby’s Intelligence”

The Brain Game

THE BRAIN GAME27 CLASSIC INTELLIGENCE TESTS THAT WILL REVEAL YOUR UNIQUE ABILITIESThis is the ultimate do-it-yourself book for your brain.Test yourself–and find out the results!Get an accurate profile of your intellectual strengths.Explore the skills of your left brain.Explore the skills of your right brain.Determine your own IQ.These tests have never before been available to theContinue reading “The Brain Game”

Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

One of the cardinal rules of parenting is “don’t compare your children”. Well, it’s kind of hard not to when people are constantly pointing things out to you that you’ve already observed but deliberately avoided commenting upon. If we must observe their differences, let’s look at the positives of their individual differences… Aristotle was veryContinue reading “Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences”