Talk:Raising Smart Kids

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Raising Smart Kids

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Studies have found strong evidence that twins seperated at birth and educated differently may score differently on IQ tests as children, but their scores tend towards each other as they get older. This would support De Bono's theory that potential intelligence is mostly genetically determined, but that thinking (the ability to make constructive use of intelligence and apply that raw power to problems to actually find workable solutions) is a skill that can be improved with practice. This also ties in with the practice effect (quoted by Martin Gardener) whereby there are several sub-areas of intelligence and you can influence whether you become better at playing chess or playing the violin by which one you practice. See ToothyWiki for further info.

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