Parents’ Roles for Children’s Intelligence
Oleh: Morinaga Platinum
Moms, do you know that the newborn’s brain is amazing? Imagine, there are a hundred billion of nerve cells that if stretched out, the length is more than 96 kilometers. How great is the children’s potential!
The existing potential has a chance to not properly develop if they receive inadequate and improper stimulations. Moms and Dads play an important role in providing the right stimulations that the children need in order to develop optimally. So, what do the children need to reach their maximum potential?
A Complete and Balanced Nutrition
One of the keys to prepare smart children is to give them a complete and balanced nutritional intake. Nerve cells require sufficient nutrients to grow to its maximum.
Having no breakfast will have a bad impact on the children’s performance at school. Lack of nutrition can also make the children becomes weak, tired, difficult to concentrate, and restrain the brain development.
Playing is a fun stimulation activity. By playing, children can explore and learn everything in their surroundings. There are a lot of different types of games with different benefits that children can do. There are types of games that can train the rough and fine motor skills, cognitive ability, language skill, problem solving, critical thinking, etc.
As parents, Moms and Dads should be able to choose the kind of games that can support their development but remember to adjust it according to their age.
Love and Affections
Make sure that the children feel loved and protected. With a bunch of love and affections, children will grow with better personality and behavior, and have better learning ability and memory as well.
Children need a regular sleeping schedule and adequate sleeping durations. Infants aged 1-6 months require 14-16 hours of sleep a day, while infants aged 6-12 months require 14 hours of sleep a day. When they reach the age of 1-3 years old, they need 13 hours of sleep a day. 4-6 years old “only” need 11 hours of sleep a day.
Sleeping helps the formation of their memory and learning process. Having enough sleep also helps to keep their emotion and behavior to be easier to control.