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Do you think that intelligence is only based on genetics or can a child's environment boost intelligence?

What environmental factors might affect a child's intelligence?
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
Proven fact you can increase your own intelligence.

*Read to your child
*Show them how to do things
*Actively encourage them when you see them making an attempt
*Play Classical music to them
*Take them to Opera/Theatre/Ballet.
*Get a decent set of Encyclopedia and show them how to research things.
*Create a wall with interesting words on it. Helps broaden their vocabulary.

Stuff like that.
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
I don't think anything can alter native intelligence, but the right environment can definitely unlock it and make it available. Without the proper building blocks of communication and comprehension, tests can't [b][i]measure[/i][/b] intelligence.
SweetMae · 61-69, F
I think it starts with genetics. Some children want to learn and they can't seem to grasp what they are being taught. I provided an atmosphere of fun learning for my sons. I surrounded them with art, music and good books.
GlassDog · 41-45, M
I think what people eat can have an impact on "measured" intelligence. I don't have any proof it changes "innate" intelligence, but I'd be prepared to believe it.
hippyjoe1955 · 61-69, M
The type of play the child has will increase its intelligence. Video games are lowering the IQ of many children today.
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environment has an affect

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