Parenting is a rewarding experience. Children grow, taking from our lessons, and become responsible adults with their own legacy to leave behind. Children are also around for us to share our love. But, with parenting comes great responsibility.
You have to be the parent and not the friend. You are the person(s) who is going to show your child what they need to know and why. When you speak, your child is going to listen and in many ways emulate you.
Babies have a strong capacity to observe their surroundings, learn words, and develop with great intelligence when given the chance. You are reading this book because you want to find out the essentials to raising a smart child, who will be special to you and perhaps reach special heights in the world.
You want the “recipe” of life that will ensure your child is happy, well adjusted, and above all capable. It all starts as soon as your baby arrives. Your nurturing and caring attitude, plus your desire to teach your baby many things will help you set up the path they will follow.
As your child ages, you will be responsible for teaching more and more lessons. These various lessons are how you will develop their brain and increase their intelligence level, not only for school, but also the real life they will someday face.
Your job starts now. You will need to be:
And put your child first
You are no longer a couple on your own. You are the parents, raising a child who depends on you.
Throughout your reading experience, you are going to find little stories of real life application. You are going to discover how food, exercise, playtime, interaction, music, and worldly activities can help you raise a smart, prepared child.
Allow your child to reach their potential, even if that potential exceeds your own. Your children are depending on you to help them through all the tough times in learning and life.
Ultimately, you want to raise a happy, healthy child. Making your child happy 24/7, is not possible. There are going to be days where they are sad, angry, or unhappy. It is a part of life. However, making your child see the happiness in the little things is one of the most important lessons you can provide your child.
A child that can see good in little things will learn to accept that not everything can be the way they desire it. To want constantly and never be satisfied with what has been given, is only going to lead to unhappiness and low self-esteem.
Take these lessons, adapt them to your style, and help your child grow. Enjoy the life experience. Feel the unconditional love your child is willing to provide and simply enjoy the lifelong “work” you are signing up for when you have a child. At the end of the day, when you know you did your best, you will be proud and happy.