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Wanna level up? TIME has some suggestions

Time magazine recently posted an article entitled How to make your kids smarter: 10 steps backed by science.

Do you agree with their claims? Are there any other steps which you would suggest to add to the list?

The steps are
1) Music lessons
2) The dumb jock is a myth
3) Don't read to your kids, read with them
4) Sleep deprivation makes kids stupid
5) IQ isn't worth much without self-discipline
6) Learning is an active process
7) Treats can be a good thing - at the right time
8) Happy kids = Successful kids
9) Peer group matters
10) Believe in them

Note by Calvin Lin
3 years ago

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Teach them how to answer Brilliant Questions. Lee Care Gene · 3 years ago

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Seems brilliant is not a community now.. a FAMLILY too! :P Sagnik Saha · 3 years ago

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wow i never have enough sleep.... i spend my sleeping time doing math :P Yan Yau Cheng · 3 years ago

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@Yan Yau Cheng That's an exaggeration . Sagnik Saha · 3 years ago

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Yeah, I agree.I think a child must be given a chance to choose rather than have it chosen by elders.(Obviously to some limit.) But it works. Letting them to choose at the same time makes them think "should I choose this, or should I choose that?" Which is needed. Like John Steinbeck's "East Of Eden".(the novel is based on one word "timshell" meaning "thou mayest" ) Biswaroop Roy · 3 years ago

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Can you please tell me how music lessons will help them? Hasan Mahdi · 3 years ago

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@Hasan Mahdi Music helps big time! It helps in increasing concentration and brings discipline in a child! Avineil Jain · 3 years ago

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@Avineil Jain Er...don't include rap or rock metal in that.Even Then concentration does increase...but only towards the lyrics. Having said that I love both rap and hard rock tremendously. Biswaroop Roy · 3 years ago

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@Biswaroop Roy Eh, when i say music, i mean the classical one ! learning Tabla, or Piano will do wonders! Avineil Jain · 3 years ago

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@Avineil Jain Yep.That's understood.And I do agree. Biswaroop Roy · 3 years ago

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@Avineil Jain I agree ! Abhishek Singh · 3 years ago

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Don't make them greedy Mustafa Rokadiya · 3 years ago

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@Beakal Tiliksew Since today.L.O.L. Biswaroop Roy · 3 years ago

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