IQ or INTELLIGENT QUOTIENT. Not many know what it’s all about or why it’s important.

so, what is an IQ?
An IQ is a measure of a person’s level of intelligence. Although intelligence in the normal range is a polygenic trait, meaning that it is influenced by more than one gene more specifically, over 500, and is thought to be 50% to 80% genetic in origin. IQs are primarily measured with ABILITY TEST
It is important to know your IQ because it allows you to understand and focus on your intellectual strengths.

But how do you know if your child’s IQ is high?

well, research shows that highly intelligent kids often exhibit SOME of the following traits;
1. Early Reading Skills: One of the many stages of reading is the RECOGNITION OF WORDS and a lot of kids must learn to recognize and understand words before they can begin to read on their own, however, most extremely intelligent kids begin to sight-read before the age of 4years while most kids are closer to ages 6 and 7years before they reach this milestone.
2. Excellent Memory: Clearly, a good memory is important for children to learn and retain new information both at home and in school. A good memory is linked not just to learning but for making decisions in everyday activities.
3. Curiosity: Children who ask a lot of questions are demonstrating an innate desire to learn.
4. Sense of humor: Don’t discourage your child’s sense of humor, it could be a sign of greatness!
5. Adult friendly: because of their early maturity, a great awareness of current happenings and their inclination to associate with adults rather than other children some are often described as “little adults”.
6. Set High Standard: Smart kids tend to set a high bar for themselves . they have an instinctual need to improve and do better in areas that matter to them. This drive is what assist them to learn new skills and subjects in school to the best of their ability.

There are many other traits that kids who are SMART exhibit, based on observation of your child, you can think about these habits that researchers have found out to be common among really smart kids;

  • creative or artistic
  • introverted
  • Stay up late at night
  • Very stubborn
  • Musically inclined
  • Problem-solving/common sense
  • Associate with older peers
  • Self-disciplined
  • Process abstract things quickly.

well, if your child doesn’t exhibit any of these? don’t be scared, it doesn’t mean your child is dull, he/she may just be a bit slow.

so what can you do if that’s the case?
find out what you can do to improve your child’s IQ in my next article.
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