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Nurture The Genius In Your Kid!


Nurture The Genius In Your Kid!

“Little eyes upon you gaze and watch night and day, Little ears that pick up every word you say!

Little hands eager everything you do, Little child who dreams of the day he’ll be like you.” – FS 

Each person is born in an environment that influences upbringing as from childhood and from the culture, society or family. The person ‘you’ makes waves to confront the darker shadows and its then being assertive that makes a difference. The world’s disaster, natural or man made may never stop but it’s the more unity of ‘We’ rather than ‘I’ to keep one community worldwide alike and that’s to observe a religion of ‘Humanity’. If differences defuse, black seeds of anger, ego, hurt, hatred ness or the like melts and remains is a universal dream of ‘spellbound happiness’ It is nick of time to infuse moral values in kids and check their EQ, IQ & adopt to SQ. Researchers puzzle that some of the IQ scores do fairly poor and waste their potential by thinking, behaving and communicating in a way that hinder their progress. It is more evident that present times demand more IQ, EQ and the coming third wave generation would definitely have to sort for the third ‘Q’ – SQ (Spiritual Quotient) Blend the three together and a ‘Genius’ is Born!

So, check those ‘Qs’ Live up to potentials, Keep breathing Alive, Quite Naturally!

Child Help line receives a number of distress calls for medical assistance, emotional support, shelter and assistance with the on-going Natural and man-made disasters. The most priority is the Emotional support, which is always found to be fairly on high rate. The tiny brains get into whirlpools of fear, anxiety and uncertainty as to what the future beholds. In today’s developed Technology world, EQ is the basic requirement for the appropriate use of IQ. Success to cope up with life’s situations depends on Emotional Intelligence – the thinking that gives us empathy, compassion and the ability to respond appropriately to pain or pleasure. Each child, flourish to bloom at a tender age with feelings of empathy, an innate quality that shapes by experience. 90% of Emotional communication is non verbal and children who score less in IQ have found to be successful in their up growth due to EQ. It is more evident that present times demand more IQ, EQ and the coming third wave generation would definitely have to sort for the third ‘Q’ – SQ (Spiritual Quotient) Blend the three together and one is sure to bloom with full creativity, emotions and intelligence with ‘Spirituality’ as the basic feeling of being connected with one’s complete self, others and the entire universe.

Kids are born with the capacity to be labeled ‘Genius’ but it’s the parental role that plays a keynote to nurture the genius in them at their tender age. Children below seven, normally begin to think with increasing logic about objects and experiences in their everyday lives. Part of the child’s natural self is the creativity and ability to fantasize, to think beyond the right answer, to wonder why and why not. One way to cultivate this trait, is for parents to strike a balance between challenging a child, exposing him or her to new ideas and activities and letting the child alone to experiment with toys, games and creative explosions varying from drawing, coloring, music, chatting. Most important is Reading, which should be encouraged. The more information stored up in the tiny brains, the more the child can draw on for the creative efforts landing him into the imagination world. To raise innovative thinker leads to a genius mind in the longer run. Kids today are on the brink of a confused lot who seem to have lost the thought, word and action manners due to their upbringing in a so-called mod progressing era. It is the way to ‘jumpstart’ to teach the children the values of life diving into the fantasyland of fairy tales. It’s the need of the time to have meaningful and lighthearted conversation with kids. From the tender age of concrete operational intelligence which is ability to think logically about concrete things, the child grows up and tends to have abstract thought, holding two or more conflicting ideas in the mind at the same time, as well as to thinking morally. Parents find a change as they grow up and realize their enormous potentialities to learn complex skills. Parents need to focus on their own behavior patterns so as not to surface their anxiety, inadequacy, prejudices or set backs to fall a negative impact on the child. A nagging parent who harps on ‘Do this, Don’t do that’ attitude has a push and pull way with the kid. Creativity do not thrive in restrained atmosphere as the child needs a free environment with a step-up learning method of experiencing. While there is a need of discipline, evaluating their skills and emphasizing on certain rules and regulations, a child whose creativity is suppressed will ultimately end up with more inferior complex letting them lose their confidence in comparison to parents who encourage creativity to flower to bloom in free atmosphere leaving aside their own attitude patterns.

Albert Einstein thought ‘Nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mostly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wreck and ruin without fail’ Each kid differs with his own strengths and weaknesses, memory skills and intelligence quotient. Some are branded as slow learners and some have sharp grasping capabilities. Creativity in a kid needs to be cultivated and a Genius is born. Children are born with various intellectual skills. These skills develop with the age and the educational feedback as well as the day-to-day core and living in free atmosphere. They possess the following main intelligence skills and its upon a parent to nurture their Genius minds in the category they fall into:

Linguistic skills: Some kids are fond of words and rhyme patterns. Reading, writing, communication and can adopt learning grammar and language skills quite at ease. They have the intelligence to read, write, narrate and grasp to gather information they want to derive. They are fond of words and so, poetry and word play becomes their choice. Anything to do with word search, crosswords or jumbled letter play is a source that cheers them due to their love for language skills.

Creative skills : Kids are fond of the fun world of colors. Some need not be good in the art skills of drawing but colors attract their attention whereas some are just artistic hands. Scribble and scrabble makes them turn their interest to pursue the activity or let go off. Same applies to an activity for Sports like swimming, skating, dancing, playing a game or so. Some kids tend to have their own choice but some pursue these activities due to the parental desire to make him stand out with the rest!

Logical skills: Kids at a tender age love to count and are good at maths. They have an understanding logical or numerical patterns and sequence of reasoning. These kids tend to adopt to activities related to science, puzzles, exploring and all that has logical reasoning.

Music : Sound sensitive kids adopt to musical scores. Rhythm patterns, melody, notes and all that relates to musical vibrations. These kids tend to have a ear for music, hum along the notes, mood swings with the magical notes vibrating them and they adopt to learn efficiently musical instruments. These kids think in tunes, whistle, hum, tap their hands and feet and sway their heads with glee. They have cool disposition and light hearts. Music fills up their life with laughter with the composition of notes and they tend to be fond of playing these notes on keyboard if their potentials are encouraged.

Bodily Movements: They have the energy of motion, anything to do with movements sway in and fro. They have tendency to express in movements – hand, eyes or gestures and these kids tend to be good dancers, actors or even athlete. Dancing, jumping, running would be their choice of interest. Kids who are hyper who can’t stick to a place has a way to adopt movements of showing their own tendency with bodily movements who can nurtured to excel with their choice.

Spatial Intelligence : The most overlooked aspect of intelligence. Spatial skills can be measured with easy reading of maps, remembering roads, visualizing a house from its floor plans, reading charts, understanding graphs and all related to quick sense of constructing objects. Interior Designers, sculptors possess these kind of genius qualities.

Empathy skills & Self Understanding : It’s like ‘walk in someone’s shoes’ or ‘see through their eyes’ Empathy understanding is that which easily relate and understand other people. Their moods, tempers and how and why people react to certain situations. Such kids sort for co-operation and act as peacemakers during time of conflict,. They possess the Inter personal relationship with good sense of HR, more friendly, believe in team work and get along way of coping with situations. They have lot of self-insight that helps them to make decisions and know their feelings too well. They tend to be good listeners and organize, lead and socialize in groups. They can be good marketing persons or politicians.

Harmonious Approach with Intra Personal capabilities: Some kids ‘blow up’ and bounce back to vent out their say words that are counter productive because of emotional outburst. They feel their ‘pulse’ in the group and this is when the harmonious approach calls for. They need to realize own feelings and analyze their own self. Being aware of own strengths and weaknesses, their intelligence levels of understanding makes them achieve their own goals. They would care a ‘hook-off’ what others think of them. Choosy and solitary, they tend to be dreamers, work in solitude to achieve their set up targets and goals. Research and philosophy work would suit to them.

Sense of Nature Love: Some kids are Nature freaks who love to see the sky, birds, plants, animals, seas and have an eye for god’s creation. They have keen observatory intellectual skills to understand the behavior patterns of animals, understand the nature’s law of energy and sustaining life. These kids possess interest in Botany, Domestic science or geology fields.

Recognizing the child’s potentialities and their interest reflects their intelligence skills and whilst most systems in school focus on Linguistic and Logical methods of learning, it is the Creative spirit to be nurtured in the kid and a Genius is Born. Once the pattern of child’s taste, interest and learning capability is recognized, the development is at leaps and bounds to nurture the Genius in the kid. As John Watson, the American psychologists and father of Behaviorism sets down in his theory saying ‘Learning is conditioning.” The kid is to be motivated to be a Genius and this is where the ‘Temperament style’ of every kid needs a keen observation from the very start. As Daniel Goleman refers in ‘Emotional Intelligence’ it is Emotional quotient more to be on check mark than IQ because success of individual depends on all the Temperament styles of the person – be it a kid or a parent! So, go ahead – Nurture the Genius in your kid but don’t forget the Freesoul Tip “Weave ‘Emotional Literacy’ into the fabric of daily life in you and the kid and take the flight steps to E-IQ with the added SQ. It’s the Spiritual quotient, faith that dispels ignorance, faith that moves mountains and faith that is deciding, daring and doing the job. A Genius is then Born!!!

 Are you concerned with your Kids behavior patterns? Open up, Speak up! 
Email : freesoul@kidsfreesouls.com 

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