5 sneaky ways to raise smart kids

 
Related

Paella, the Best Way to Enjoy a Gastronomic Tour of Valencia

About everything
550 points

Monstera Deliciosa: This fruit either burns your throat or tastes like a tropical medley.

About everything
1876 points



Most recent

El Hijo de las aguas y el hermano de los Vientos.

Pablo Emilio Obando Acosta
24 points

MINÚSCULO PUNTO GIGANTESCA EQUIVOCACIÓN

Octavio Cruz Gonzalez
10 points

Estreno de La última paciente, domingo 7 de julio 2024, Teatro Nuevo Versalles. 5:30 p.m

Benjamin Bernal
12 points

Una encuesta de Pure Storage revela un aumento en la adopción de la nube nativa para acelerar la ent

Patricia Amaya Comunicaciones
20 points

Medio fundado por Andrea González-Villablanca publicó homenaje a influyente líder emiratí Al Jarwan

Periodistas Lideres
26 points

¿Cuál es la autonomía de las baterías solares?

MaríaGeek
14 points

Vívolo Café: Faro de autenticidad en el mundo del café colombiano

Comunicaciones
10 points

A pocas horas del estreno de "La última paciente", teatro nuevo Versalles

Benjamin Bernal
10 points

La lucha contra el ciberespionaje

Ciberseguridad
10 points

SSD externo de Kingston se ganó el Óscar del diseño

Prensa
10 points
SHARE
TWEET
No, employers don’t check your old school reports. But marks do matter. According to the authors of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation book Crossing the Finish Line, academic success is largely a reflection of character strength.

5 sneaky ways to raise smart kids

“Traits like grit and curiosity translate to better grades,” says co-author Dr Matthew M. Chingos. To wit: when the school district of Downey, California, put character development on its curriculum, scores on standardised tests rose more than 5%. “

We’ve come to understand that character is a central ingredient for success in school,” says Dr James J. Heckman, an economics of human development researcher at the University of Chicago. So the more you challenge kids at home, the better they can do on test day. Are you ready to give your child an edge?

Offer Them R100 to Learn to Juggle
Key trait: Commitment
The payoff takes some time. “Kids can’t master juggling right away, but it’s not so difficult that they can’t stick with it,” says Dr Anthony T. DeBenedet, co-author of The Art of Roughhousing.
Academic edge
Scientists at the University of Oxford noted a 5% boost in white matter – brain tissue involved in learning – in novice jugglers who had been practising for six weeks.

Tell Them to Go Climb a Tree
Key trait: Emotional Control
This kind of challenge calls for steady nerves. “Kids can’t climb if their emotions are all over the place,” says Dr DeBenedet.
Academic edge
Climbing trees encourages children to confront their fears. Plus, playing outdoors helps foster creative thinking and problem-solving skills, say researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Teach Them to Play Chess
Key trait: Perseverance
You lose a lot of times before taking your first king. “Chess teaches kids that a loss is something to learn from,” says Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed.
Academic edge
Playing chess may increase a child’s attention span even more than physical activity does, a recent Spanish study found. Chess-playing students also reported better attitudes toward learning.

Praise the Work, Not the Winning
Key trait: Self-Confidence
Acknowledging the struggle gives it value, says Tough. This can nurture a work ethic.
Academic edge
Say something when you see your child studying, says Dr Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University. Later, when the kid brings home
a stellar report, make sure he or she notices the connection: “I guess all that studying paid off, huh?”

Make Them Earn Honest Wages
Key trait: Patience
Your child must learn that toys and treats don’t come free, says Tough. So your boy is asking for an iPad? Have him rake leaves or clean the pool to save half the money.
Academic edge
A series of landmark studies that began at Stanford found that kids who could delay gratification scored higher on final exams years later. Those kids also showed higher measures of willpower as adults.


Fuente: www.mh.co.za
SHARE
TWEET
To comment you must log in with your account or sign up!
Featured content