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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
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, 11 months ago

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Don't make them greedy

- 3 years, 11 months ago

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

- 3 years, 11 months ago

Comment deleted Mar 13, 2014

Since today.L.O.L.

- 3 years, 11 months ago

Teach them how to answer Brilliant Questions.

- 3 years, 11 months ago

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

- 3 years, 11 months ago

That's an exaggeration .

- 3 years, 11 months ago

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" )

- 3 years, 11 months ago

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

- 3 years, 11 months ago

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

- 3 years, 11 months ago

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.

- 3 years, 11 months ago

Eh, when i say music, i mean the classical one ! learning Tabla, or Piano will do wonders!

- 3 years, 11 months ago

Yep.That's understood.And I do agree.

- 3 years, 11 months ago

I agree !

- 3 years, 11 months ago