Difference between a smart child and a smart child
Have you ever wondered if it is the same to be smart as smart, or if there is a difference? And, in case of differentiating into something what is better, being smart or smart? Today we answer these questions because despite being used as synonyms these words do not mean exactly the same. As you wil
Have you ever wondered if it is the same to be smart as smart, or if there is a difference? And, in case of differentiating into something what is better, being smart or smart?
Today we answer these questions because despite being used as synonyms these words do not mean exactly the same. As you will understand at the end of the article there are clever children and intelligent children.
What differentiates clever children and smart children?
In a conversational way, when speaking about our children, we use the terms intelligent and clever to refer to the intellectual capacities that they manifest in school or in other environments. However, there are subtleties between these two words that differentiate them, so it is not exactly the same to be smart as to be intelligent.
How is an intelligent child
The intelligent child is one who shows, in general, intellectual abilities higher or higher than the average. An intelligent child can shine in many facets, be very proficient with mathematics or natural science. He usually gets very good grades at school but it can also be the case that, precisely because of his high intelligence, he fails academically if he is not properly attended to. These are usually children with a high IQ, who usually obtain scores higher than 115-120 in standardized intelligence tests.
How is a clever child
Unlike the intelligent child, the clever child usually has normal intelligence. In the tests that are used to measure intelligence (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children, WISC-V) it obtains average scores between 90 and 110. Scores obtained by 90% of the population.
Thus we observe that, even though his intelligence is like that of any other child of his age the clever child makes the most of his intellectual, emotional and social potential to adapt to different situations and obtain the best results. The smart child will not only be able to get good grades but will also be able to achieve great personal achievements. In short, the smart child will be more likely to succeed in all areas: family, social, academic and, in the future, professional. What influences the development of our children's potential
- Environmental factors: nutrition, physical health, stimulation received during the first years ...
- Family members: educational styles, family values, ...
- Psychological balance: an intelligent but emotionally unstable child will not be able to get the most out of their abilities, as it can be broken at any time by not knowing how to control emotions such as fear, anxiety or anger.
Given the difference between the intelligent child and the clever child, we observed that the concept of intelligence should not remain in the mere score that the intelligence coefficient of standardized tests offers us (WISC-V).
Intelligence must be seen as a global capacity of the child to adapt to life
, achieve its objectives successfully, adapt to the environment and those around it and obtain from itself what it wants to obtain.