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How To Raise Smarter kids And For Real

Updated on September 6, 2012

Focus on his/her abilities from birth

We don't want to go into details, but we can agree on this one; that we all were born with different capabilities. Some girls became better psychologists and translators than us boys. On the average is gradually changing. Boys have had an edge on Math for the longest. We can blame it on the Ancient Civilizations rules of life; just after Madame Curie, things started to change.

Learn to study With Them down to their level

Ever seen your wife/hubby, having a hard time trying to explain to his/her kid how to get through the daily homework? First things first: take those extra 3 minutes to check their notes before hollering and end up getting your kid scare to death. Just put yourself in his/her shoes. Many of our readers will relate to this...."Yeah! No wonder I never wanted to ask dad anything!"

Introduce fun games when He/ she is doing his/her Homework

Become a child again if you can; be ready to crack a little joke. The kid will loosen up and will surely embrace you..." for life"

Surprise them with an achievement award.

Remember when you and I were kids? We wanted to have that bike so bad or that Roller skate. Now your kid would love to get a little bonus after Christmas, without even knowing that 'you' will get something cute/nice/awesome after praising his/her achievements. If your child knows you so well, by the time they turn 13 or 14, they will be doing their Homework on their own, knowing that you are a 'compassionate' dad/mom, when it comes to give allowances or incentives of any kind.

Emphasize that is not that we were born smart, but we could go as far as we want to.

The sky is the limit. When we were 13 we wanted to find out what this Geo or Trig was all about, and opened those Encyclopedias on those chapters and took away our fears. We even asked our dad what was the best way to learn another language. We already wanted to relate a word to a feeling, or this subtle archaic mnemonic point of view.

But we remembered, and we see ourselves asking our father and suggesting our intentions. If you already know that your kid is going to become a surgeon, take the lead and visit a local Hospital with them. If your kid loves Science go to Museums, If she/he likes music, then Google some options: Guitar lessons, ballet, summer camps. We know for sure, we were born unique and able to fit into this World.

Look out for a better diet:

-If breastfed, fatty acids went ahead and gave him/her an extra early push.

-Avoid food with artificial colors...those that stick in their tongues.

-Eliminate sugary meals, eggs and milk, yep! Sorry!

-The more sugar the less attention. When you fall in love, you don't look hard enough!

-Omega-3 pills to increase memory and concentration

-Find food rich in glucose for retention: sweet potatoes, beans, bananas, cassava...just get your best pick. This is actually the 'Octane fuel' for the brain.

-Change gradually from the crappy junk food to fruits and wheat bread or enriched cereals.

-Meat, cheese, fish, and nuts yogurt, are needed for the development of those neurotransmitters that connect those information processing thoughts. Protein= amino-acids compounds.

-Kids are beyond smart... when you want to introduce organic diets try your best to explain why they are so hyper and give them an example of why you want to make drastic changes.


If you were smart, then your kids most likely will grow naturally from what your genes had in store. Now If not, pray your spouse was, but most likely you both were attracted to each one for different reasons; you fell in love for the full and whole package, then you need to catch up with the rest... of us.

Study your child from birth

You need to find out from the crib, the talents of your child. Maybe is a future Astronaut or a writer. What we mean to say is, keep track of his/her abilities. From Kinder or Pre-K3, just check with your spouse about the developments of your child. By 8 or 9 Grade you should be asking the logical questions and please...yes! try to be a good listener. We take it from granted already that you and your child were friends from the crib, so he/she will trust you with anything. yeah! We meant that sex talk; the bees and the birds...well is 2012, so the talk will go straight to preservatives courtesy of 'YouTube.'


We know we are living in the worst economy in decades, but if you know of a College student or an better do that little homework in finding one (Just think of Melbel) and talk about your child's school problem. Please we are talking about a really extreme... extreme option. If you think you can do it by yourself, you are more than welcome. Next time Melbel!


Do not overemphasise the already won battle against uncertainty. Be cool. Consider going out with your kid and learn to share your own experience from work and from your own childhood


Michael, 26, Electrical Engineer, Senior Airman USAF

Joseph, 18, straight A+ student, just past the test (a week ago) to join the Air Force.


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  • Lord De Cross profile image

    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Margarita Eden,

    You already know how to do it, and we are behind you to encourage you. Your kids a re priority number one, and thanks for taking your time ... with us.

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    MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

    Wonderful, useful, interesting information, I am trying to do these things with my kids, hopefully it works :)

    sharing your hub!

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    You are welcome KJ!!

    These hubs are from personal experiences, so we should share them with our fellow friends. Happy Valentine's!

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    kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

    Funny how we as adults forget the trials and tribulations we had as children.I experienced a life changing event that made even the simplest tasks almost impossible.Learning to tie my shoes was frustrating, and when I finally accomplished it..I could relate to the overwhelming jubilation of a child..So I see everything they learn/do as " AWESOME"..and they should be recognized and rewarded for what they accomplish....

    Thanks for sharing, great article...

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    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

    Thanks for all your comments, friends. You deserve kudos for your own experiences and words regarding this hub. If children are our future, why not taking care of them? We were kids once and we know the deal. I cannot stop worrying about this Country's debacle as AEvans talked about, making the fall of the Roman Empire a prelude to our own..? Don't just save a tree, you can save a kid too. Thanks to all!


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    Levertis Steele 5 years ago from Southern Clime

    What a great article!

    When my son was six-years old, he was only interested in books about dinosaurs, so, I worried that he would not learn to appreciate variety. I mentioned this to his pediatrician, and he said, "Give him all of the dinosaur books he can read." I did just that and stopped worrying. The time was not long before he finished reading those books and expressed interest in others.

    Today, he is a man and has a passion for reading..

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    Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Excellent advice. When my twins were in school I hired a tutor for them and it really made a world of difference. She could get them to buckle down and pay attention, and study far better than I could.

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    Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

    Great Hub filled with practical and common sense things we can and should do for our children, and if that time in your life has come and gone....then, how about being a helpful influence in the lives of your grandchildren, nieces, and nephews? It can be done without irritating or threatening the parents. :) Thanks, Lord de Cross.

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    Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    Great advice, Lord. This is an excellent hub that shows readers how to teach their children while they are young. Great work, voted up, etc.!

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Great hub and wonderful advice for parents. Passing this on and voted up.

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    PurvisBobbi44 6 years ago from Florida


    I voted up, useful and awesome. Now, if only I had children, I would be able to follow your wonderful advise. But I am just Mama to Sweetie Angel and KeeKee, but you sound like a great Dad. Have a great year with your children, stay wise and happy.

    Your Hub Friend,


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    molometer 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Great advice Lord and coming from real experience as seen by your own children's great achievements. You can take pride in the fact you have done a good job and helped your kids to reach their potential.

    Voted up

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    mythicalstorm273 6 years ago

    Sounds like you really know what you are talking about :-) Great hub! Quite enjoyable and interesting!

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    Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

    What wonderful advice! Boys are smart when it comes to math, I know I have a smart one! Diet and exercise is also a good key, to many heavy children and not enough exercise! Rated up! :)

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    kelleyward 6 years ago

    Congrats on your boys achievements! Parenting is such a hard job! Thanks for sharing. I liked the way you presented the info in a simple yet compelling way. Hubs up!

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    Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

    Lord, you gave some really good advice here. Parents just don't spend enough time and energy with their kids. Your points on diet are good, too. Thanks for this. I voted it UP, etc.

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    JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    Great Hub Lord! It's funny because my brother in law (he's not on HubPages) posted this article to my Wall on Facebook. I have no idea how he found it! I thought that was funny. I like the way you broke down the information. Very useful and voted up as such!


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    Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

    This is an awesome hub Lord and I am going to link it into my hub where I interview my daughter! It will go nicely :)

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    Sunnie Day 6 years ago

    This was so good lord..I loved it..What really stood out to me is the diet. Being a retired school nurse, I am amazed how many children eat horrible and then are found at fault for their behaviors, put on meds, tired, anxious all because of sugar..Great hub my friend,


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    dotty1 6 years ago from In my world

    PS I love the choice of so cute

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    dotty1 6 years ago from In my world

    I absolutely love your hub and would totally agree .... I am very lucky to have three wonderful children who are and have always been bookworms. You are totally right in what you are saying and I am suprised sometimes when I see parents who donot encourage and develope their childs mind ...after all it will only enhance their future... Voting up

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    raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

    Thanks for taking the time to write this Advice for All Time Sage Lord...i'm wondering really why my kids don't love reading as I do...

    Congratulations on your kids success...

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    jeyaramd 6 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

    These are great advices to get your child to start thinking early. Intelligence must be cultivated at a young age. The first five years of a child's life has immense potential. We have to start from the crib. We should not assign our responsibilities to teachers and others. It takes great effort to get children on the right path. After that tjey are sailing. Great hub. Voted up.