ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Nurture your child's geniuses

Updated on March 25, 2015

Do you think your child is not a genius? Think again. Have you noticed his activities carefully, what does he do when he plays with his toys? Does he like to paint? Does he become alert when music is playing or does he like to create his own music? Does he enjoy breaking the toy and taking out the battery or does his curiosity peeks when he watches Disney cartoons? Just take another look what your child is up to. If your child is acting upon any of these qualities mentioned above then it’s a hint for you of a secret talent your child is harboring.


People usually measure geniuses with the yardstick of the academic achievement. If a child doesn’t turn up with 150 score in an I.Q test he might not be considered a genius. Not any other child could become Picasso, Mozart or Einstein, but if you look at the meaning of the word genius itself, you might see a different picture. The meaning of the word ‘genius’ is to give birth, derived from the word genesis and to be ‘Zestful or Joyous’ derived from the word genial. According to this definition, every child is genius. A child is born with this gift of wonder; curiosity, awe, spontaneity and vitality all are the synonymous of an individual being jovial and creative.


As Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D in child psychology writes in his article. ‘The Natural Geniuses of Children,’

“An infant has twice as many brain connections as an adult. The young child masters a complex symbol system (their own native language) without any formal instructions. Young children have vivid imaginations, creative minds and sensitive personalities.”

When children grow up they still hold these qualities within themselves. Some might lose their individual geniuses in the way due to the pressure of the grownup society where tests, judgment and fix notions for many things hardened their mind. What a good parent could do is to give a free range and space for their child to explore to wonder and to express what they think in their own way. In no time with additional positive support you will find the child developing into an artist, technician, musician etc.


The good news is that you can start training and developing your child’s talent even when he is an infant. According to Dr. Makoto Shichida, founder of over 350 Preschool Child Academics in Japan, infants have photographic memory. Large amount of information can be stored in the memory by just flashing information in front of the child. Before the age of six, the right brain dominates. It is capable of absorbing information quickly and it works as the subconscious and intuitive mind. That’s why in preschool for toddler’s flash cards for alphabets; pictures, words, math etc. are used because a child can retain the knowledge through his photographic memory.


So don’t wait anymore, no time is too early or too late, start from your own home as a teaching ground for young ones. Always remember the parent is the best teacher a child can have. Following are the basic dos and don’ts parents could follow to nurture their youngster and to bring forth an individual in society who will benefit others with his natural geniuses.



1. Discover the Interests:

Let your child be his/her own master. Let them choose whatever activity they like. Supply them with things they like mostly to use, such as toys, paints, musical instruments, books etc. You have to observe where your child’s concentration lies. It’s easy when they start using one particular thing more, you will know what special skill they inherit. Don’t be hasty. Give enough playtime to them to explore their own interest.


2. Don’t put pressure on your child:

Never pressurize your child with forced learning. Give them special training lessons to develop their gifts but don’t burden them. Children might stop taking interest in the activity if they get stressed.


Encourage but don’t push. Children often go through dormant spells where they stop altogether one activity of their particular interest. But don’t think they have lost interest or they don’t have any talent for that particular thing. They might come back after a while and pursue the same interest.


Have high expectations but don’t start testing and judging their talent instead enhance their interest by making it more fun. Again, encouragement is the best policy.


3. Become a child yourself:

Keep the passion of learning new things in you burning. The parent’s interests easily influence child. If you start thinking in the way your kid does in no time you will become his best friend and then you can easily communicate with him. The best way to get knowledge across is to talk and think like them.


Appreciate what their ideas are and take an interest in their activities. Play with them; talk to them and start listening to what your child is curious about. In this way you can provide good knowledge in their area of interest.


4. Expose your child to the world around him.

Tell inspirational stories of your family. Talk about your work experiences, current news etc. Anything, which might grab their attention, will eventually open new doors of wisdom. Visit places as museums, countryside, party, social gatherings etc. There is always a lot to inspire young minds in the world they live.


5. Allow them to make mistakes.

Have you heard this famous quote ‘try, try and try again?’ If yes then follow this famous line, never stop or scold your child if they commit a mistake. Let them try again, mistakes leads to greater learning. If one method fails, another method might work, so always encourage them to do things again in different way eventually they will succeed in it.

6. Accept your child as what he is.

Accept your child as he is. If you compare his disabilities with others abilities he will never progress. Ask any kid and they will tell you they hate being compared. If you love and accept your child’s strength and weaknesses alike and feel proud of him, you are developing an individual with strong personality. Your kid will mature with greater confidence and he will show better progress and show of talent at every stage.


Every body wants to raise a genius child. They can certainly do, only some careful upbringing is needed to achieve that goal. Next time if your kid does something new or talks about something you never acknowledged then take notice. There might be a tip-off for you of your child’s budding talent.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Lubna Moeen profile imageAUTHOR

      Lubna Shahab 

      3 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      Like father like son :)

    • Cynthia Hoover profile image

      Cynthia Hoover 

      3 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      I agree! His Grandfather was an electrical engineer and his father is a mechanical genius (although no degree in any field) it runs on a motor or any mechanism his Dad can fix it. So glad he seems to be getting the aptitude from them!

    • Lubna Moeen profile imageAUTHOR

      Lubna Shahab 

      3 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

      He can be an engineer one day :) Cynthia.

    • Cynthia Hoover profile image

      Cynthia Hoover 

      3 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      This is wonderful information thank you for sharing it! My son is now 19 months old, at 13 months he took a lamp apart. He did not break it, he literally took it apart piece by piece. He is often taking toys apart too. Fixated on how things work, I do not stop him (other than the lamp) I just let him explore the items so long as he will not get hurt.

    • Theresa Jonathan profile image

      Theresa Jonathan 

      3 years ago from Maseru, Lesotho

      I believe that every child is born a genius. This says parenting is a serious business of impartation of knowledge that seek to build on the given talents and spiritual gifts. This means if you are a parent or intend to be one, you cannot afford to be ignorant. This is why education is a right so that children should not be raised by parents who have no skill or access to empowering education.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)