The Intelligence Quotient
IQ is genetic, mostly. It can't really be tested until a child is old enough to be
tested. If you teach your child basic reading and writing as soon as they
are able, some from age 1.5 or 2, and talk to them intelligently - not ¡®ga ga ga¡¯, and have them listen to intelligent music, it will influence their
score. I am not saying their natural IQ has increased, but when your child
comes to take that test, s/he will fare better for sure. Some children go to
school these days knowing very little (abc123), worse, some can hardly speak because their
parents barely speak to them intelligently. Would this affect their IQ? Well, you can argue about that all day but
one thing is certain, such a child already has a very bad start on life. However, if they can be awoken to
learning, their chances of success will rapidly improve.
It is quite
true that someone of lower IQ (90) who works hard can outperform someone of
average IQ (100). But they must work hard. Someone of higher IQ (115) who is
lazy, who fails to develop themself, can likewise be beaten to the mark by
a diligent person of average IQ.
Our real task
is to develop our children's brains while young to their maximum potential
so that they can harvest and live-off-the-fruit of it all for the rest of their lives.
The real trick is - to develop this by the self; having a good teacher will
only take them halfway there. If the child doesn't latch onto it and go for
it, there is only so much that outside influence can achieve. The reality is
that the vast majority of children do not do this, therefore, if you can get
a child to do so, they are already way ahead of the crowd.
The purpose of this program is to give children
the chance to go for and achieve real skill(s) at something they choose over
a long period of time = Educational Excellence! Once they have
motivation they will develop skills and gain confidence and become more positive. Through that
they can be taught anything, and they will begin to teach themselves and
head off in new directions.
children who begin to direct their own outcomes in school will have a
prosperous future in society.