For parents wanting to create a genius child – lead by example and show them by action that creativity and invention is important.  Provide varied opportunities for learning.

Encourage creativity and the ability to stray from the norm as a style of raising. It will probably upset a lot of other parents that you’re letting them wander around unchecked but then again when has a genuis’ living generation ever respected them. It’s after they’re gone that they get their praise.

Becoming a genius is part genetic and part environment. For the genetic part, intelligent parents usually produce gifted children. However, a child can have a natural inquisitiveness which helps them to explored the world around them more than normal children.

For the environment part we suggest the following.

1. Make sure the child has good nutrition for brain development. Fresh vegetables and fruit, protein and vitamins in a balanced diet should be priority.

2. Talk to the baby. Start teaching the child  words, letters and numbers before the baby can even talk. If the child looks at something, say the word for it. Babies know words (and letters and numbers) before they can say them.

Start early – the most intelligent children might hear 20,000 words a day told to them before they turn three – often done by narrating everything that happens, reading signs and describing what is happening in a video.

While teaching a very young child to read but keep in mind that there’s a slight genetic aspect to true natural genius in youth. We’re all genius when we’re young but some more inclined towards intellect than others. One chance holiday visit, or an unusual teacher could spark the thirst or quest for knowledge in a particular field.

3. Play educational games and praise the child for making smart statements.
Look at every situation the child goes through as a learning opportunity.

4. Doing those things will make the child more advanced by the time he/she enters school. This will make it more likely that his/her teachers will identify the child as “bright” and “promising,” and then they will devote more attention to the child and encourage learning. Sounds mad to say this, but a bright child quickly becomes a teachers pet.

5. Encourage a child to help others with their knowledge.

How can I stand out?

Here is a real question, asked by a teenager. “I’m 14 and already on target to get A-A*s but how can I stand out from the crowd?”

Response points to note

A child genius is usually born, but with correct exposure and tuition – a genius can be made.  There may be tell-tale signs below.

Does the child finish work set first or nearly always first in the class?

Does the child learn quickly – only has to be told or shown a task ONCE?

Does the child remember previous lessons – without being prompted?

Does the child always come in the top 3 in class test results?

Has the child been tested for a gifted program at school?

Does the child participate in extra curricular activities?

Does the child do volunteering for charities or community groups?

Does the child participate in class discussions, and willingly helps others?

Does the child read often (without being told)?

Is the child normally shy and withdrawn but comes animated when their favourite topic is being discussed?

Does the child pursue hobbies to an advanced level without getting bored or giving up.?

If the answer to above questions are YES then the child is most likely already standing out from the crowd.

The challenge for some, is keeping them focused and not distracted by children who will call them names or mock them for being smart.

The standout kid need not be someone’s joke…

You show you are a genius by getting A+’s or 100% on all subjects, while maintaining an excellent social life, and having TONS of volunteering hours. If you can do that without destroying your health or relationships, then people will look at you in awe. Oh. And it would help if you win every award the school can give you.

A person can be a genius in one area only. For instance – a top musician, or golfer, or mathematician or chef are people who have focused on one discipline.

There are late developers exist who were rubbish at school, but now show exceptional talent in adulthood.  A creative genius might realise their talent only after they have taken a class or been inspired by another expert.  An academic can suddenly discover that they are great at cooking, or carpentry and decide that is all they want to do because it makes them happier.

An element of comparison and competition makes a genius.  If nobody tells the genius that they are a genius, they might never believe it, and assume everyone is like them.  This is where a  tutor, mentor or coach can help to tease out the best in a tutee or mentee.

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