Every parent has dreams for their child’s future. Whether it’s watching them compete in the Olympics, celebrating their Nobel Prize, or sending them off to their dream college, most parents hope they will have a smart child who finds success in whatever path they choose.
Parents often wonder how to raise smart kids who grow up to achieve their dreams. While there may not be a magic formula for how to raise a genius, parents do play a key role in their kids’ success!
Research from the National Institute of Health shows that 50 percent of intelligence comes from genetics, while the other 50 percent comes from other factors, including the child’s environment. For the 50 percent that parents can control, they play a key role in supporting the cognitive development of their child.