- Step 1: Hug and play with your child Hug and play with your infant child. The loving connection formed will provide the foundation for your child’s higher thinking skills.
- Step 2: Talk, listen, and read Talk, listen, and read to your child to develop their language and communication.
- Step 3: Introduce new things Introduce your child to new activities and different approaches to attacking problems.
- TIP: Taking a vacation is a good way to introduce your child to new experiences.
- Step 4: Identify their interests Identify your child’s interests – the ones that make them spark. Foster those interests.
- Step 5: Applaud their efforts Focus your praise on their efforts, not their intelligence. Stress the importance of hard work and dedication.
- TIP: Children who are often praised for their intelligence tend to shy away from challenging activities.
- Step 6: Feed healthy foods Feed your child a high-protein diet full of natural carbohydrates from fruits and whole grains.
- Step 7: Exercise Encourage your child to exercise. It will make them strong and produce more brain cells in the process.
- FACT: Almost 70 percent of high school graduates attend college.
You Will Need
- A child
- A vacation (optional)