A genius child is a rare occurrence, if we’re speaking in terms of statistics. Usually, if parents find anything unusual or unique in their new born, then they probably think that their child is super gifted. Be that as it may, you're truly “blessed” when your child is one of those babies with unprecedented abilities.
Usually, there are always some hints ahead of schedule in life, particularly the early stages of your child’s growth. Ideally, you want to be able to recognize these signs early, and hone your child accordingly. You don't have to unnecessarily put pressure on your youngster, of course, but it truly is awesome to be the parents of a genius child.
Here are 11 signs that your baby is on the road to becoming a genius.
11 The Obvious Milestones
There are definite points of reference (beginning to read, walk, and talk early on) parents set for their child. If your child begins meeting these points of references early, they may be smart. Not necessarily “genius” smart, but smart enough (and that should be good enough for you!)
So, how can you tell? Well, one way is to observe your infant interacting with other children around the same age. This may incorporate expansive muscle abilities (like strolling, creeping or even running for a few steps). They will talk (baby talk, of course) more impressively than their friends and their speech patterns will definitely be more concise and coherent.
Which brings us to our next point.
10 A Keen Interest in Language
A genius child always has a distinct fascination in language, which manifests itself in some way or the other. You may not realize this, but they will give careful consideration to speech in their earlier life, especially if gifted.
When your kid turns 6 months, you will notice that they have the capacity to stay in one place (an impossible task for the average toddler) and pay a lot of attention to your lullabies or stories. And when they turn 14 months old, they’ll be speaking two-word sentences with no problems whatsoever, at least, in the majority of cases.
Basically, what you are for is an unusually large vocabulary and complex sentence structure for their age.
9 An Exceptionally Sharp Memory
Smart children tend to stun their folks at an early age, and that can be an understatement. A large portion of this surprise is brought about by a remarkably retentive memory and the associations children make with people and everyday objects.
For example, even when you’re confused about it, your child will display an extraordinary capacity to recollect where you had left their most loved toy (if you’d kept it in front of your child, of course).
8 Connecting the Dots Quickly
Surprised? Don’t be. Smartness is an innate ability, and the sooner a child displays it, the higher his chances of being a genius. Confused? Let us help you out with a scenario. Let’s say that one day you left your baby in the crib and when you returned home from work, you found them outside the crib.
How? For example, you may be entirely astonished to see your infant on the opposite side of an infant entryway. In all likelihood, they may have piled the books or bricks in their crib on top of each other to use them as a push to climb over the wall of their crib. See what we meant?
7 A Sense of Right and Wrong
Now, this may sound a little clichéd, but hear us out. When your child begins to display a sense of right and wrong from an age earlier than in most other children, something’s usually up. And that something is your baby’s ability to observe everything around them, like notice behavioral patterns and reactions of their parents to certain situations, analyzing them, understanding them and then coming to their own conclusion.
For example, your baby may get mad at you for shouting at the dog (even though the shouting is justified) because in their eyes, you’re the one who’s being unfair to their unarmed, defenseless little pet.
Although, keep in mind that even though intellectuals may have a better capability of determining right and wrong, it’s not a reflection of their intelligence whether they choose to act on it, or not. That completely depends on their upbringing and the environment in which they’re brought up.
Which fits in perfectly what we’re gonna say next...
6 Excessively Inquisitive or Curious
Curiosity and genius go hand in hand. Look at Tesla, Einstein, Ramanujan and so many other geniuses throughout history. While curiosity in children is pretty natural (and quite adorable at times), an extraordinarily curious child will always stand out.
They will always be asking you questions. Like, a lot. And sure those questions may annoy you and you may find something else for your child to focus on, but at the end of the day, they’ll get the answers they’re looking for (one way or the other). And if they can’t, they’ll become mini-Sherlocks and try to figure stuff out on their own.
Taking apart a toy to see what is inside, or fidgeting with the TV remote till they drain the battery – these are the signs of a keenly curious mind.
5 They Sleep Less
Now all those late nights of crying and wailing must be making sense to you, right? And you must be heaving a sigh of relief, for all those sleepless nights were nothing but a small price to pay for being the parents of a genius child. Most skilled children don't rest a considerable measure.
In spite of the fact that it might trouble you in the first place, you have to comprehend the purpose behind your child's absence of rest. A talented infant has a sharp mind which is continually contemplating something.
4 A Tendency to Fixate
Whether it is listening to a story or wanting to play with one specific toy - you may find a lot of determination during the early years of your child. Of course, it can be quite a handful at times, but this fixation is good when you want your kid to learn stuff rapidly.
Focus is very important, especially for a child. When they don’t focus on things like reading, writing, competing, working and other activities, they often lag behind in school. And quite honestly, seeing how most children show a complete lack of focus in their early years, you should thank your stars that you have a child that’s the complete opposite.
3 They’re Insightful
Do they see changes in their surroundings (new furniture), your appearance (new hair style), or even your state of mind (why does Mommy appear to be miserable?)? If they do show these sensitive insights, don't worry these because they are a reflection of how keenly they observe whatever’s around them.
In fact, this will help your child when they’re older by helping them foster and develop meaningful relationships with friends and family.
2 They Have A Vivid Imagination
Your child may have an excessively advanced imagination. For example, when they play do they make up nonexistent companions, circumstances and situations and then just roll with it? Also whether they are in company of other children or not – most smart children appear to be content playing independently, unlike most other children who prefer gatherings of other children.
And of course, they're guilty of coloring your walls in a bid to display the sheer burst of imagination that resides within them!
1 Heightened Awareness
A smart child is constantly mindful of his environment. This mindfulness can sometimes disturb them when you roll out any changes in their environment. For example, your child may dislike when you change their arrangement of toys.
Rather than yelling or attempting to control your infant, you ought to figure out how to quiet them down and make them understand why change was essential. For example, you can change their toy arrangement for 1 minute, then change it back to its original state.
After some time, change it for 10 minutes and then revert to its original state. So on and so forth. Acclimatize them to the changes. For a skilled child, it won't take long to embrace new changes in their life (yet another hint that your baby’s a genius!)
So if you’re convinced you’ve got a little Tesla in your hands, then go ahead and get them tested. Good luck!