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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, 7 months ago

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Teach them how to answer Brilliant Questions.

Lee Care Gene - 3 years, 7 months ago

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Seems brilliant is not a community now.. a FAMLILY too! :P

Sagnik Saha - 3 years, 7 months ago

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wow i never have enough sleep.... i spend my sleeping time doing math :P

Yan Yau Cheng - 3 years, 7 months ago

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That's an exaggeration .

Sagnik Saha - 3 years, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

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Can you please tell me how music lessons will help them?

Hasan Mahdi - 3 years, 7 months ago

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Music helps big time! It helps in increasing concentration and brings discipline in a child!

Avineil Jain - 3 years, 7 months ago

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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, 7 months 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, 7 months ago

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@Avineil Jain Yep.That's understood.And I do agree.

Biswaroop Roy - 3 years, 7 months ago

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I agree !

Abhishek Singh - 3 years, 7 months ago

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Don't make them greedy

Mustafa Rokadiya - 3 years, 7 months ago

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Comment deleted Mar 13, 2014

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Since today.L.O.L.

Biswaroop Roy - 3 years, 7 months ago

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