A child`s intelligence is mainly inherited from his parents, and the parents` intelligence is usually a guide to the child`s. However, parents of very high are low intelligence usually have children who are nearer average than they are themselves.
Children brought up at home, with all that this means in terms of loving care, are more advanced by the age of six months then are children brought up in an impersonal institution, and this trend often continues into the school years. Some parents teach their children counting games and,later, word games. They also stimulate children to develop ideas and to invent new games. Many doctors believe that in spite of a poor start, a child from a deprived environment often `catches up` in later life.
Source: Reader`s Digest
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