- Book Style: Parenting book for parents of babies, toddlers, and children as well as prospective parents
- Reading Length: 283 pages
- Author: Dr. Julie Harvard, Gabriel Morales
- Author/Book Page: IQ Baby
IQ Baby is a well researched parenting book that details a systematic approach to developing a child with the highest intelligence possible. It’s very thorough, as it runs through all of the stages of life for a young child. It includes details about the choices parents can make even before finding a partner, while with their partner, up to and including conception, and all the way to the birth of their child. What’s more, the book details choices you as the parent can make all the way up to the age of five that will assist in the development of your child’s overall intelligence.
One of the things I’ve learned from IQ Baby is that, like many things, the choices you make as a parent can significantly affect your child’s intelligence level. That means that you can learn from books like this, and then you can apply it to exact some measure of control over this key asset. I know that I personally wanted to help my child develop as much as he could through his early years. It was so great to watch him excel at things and to have things come easily to him and, in contrast, difficult to watch him go through hardship when he couldn’t understand something.
Now, most people associate intelligence with simple book smarts. They think of intelligence as a measure of scholastic capability and performance. Personally, I don’t and I found that the authors (Gabriel and Julie) were in complete alignment with me. They placed great importance on different kinds of intelligence, including social and emotional intelligence. Why is this important? Well, as many of you know, emotional intelligence can be one of the most important factors in success in today’s world. People who can identify their own emotions, manage them, and then harness emotions to help them succeed are (some of) the most successful people on the planet. I love that the book focuses on all types of intelligence, and not simply one.
As you might imagine, 283 pages of content comes with some pretty deep content. That doesn’t mean you’re going to be bored to death with details or that you’re going to struggle reading through the book. What occurs in IQ Baby is that the authors have used graphs, pictures, and summaries as methods to bring content together in an easily understood form. I personally found the summaries at the end of each chapter extremely useful, as they reinforced a lot of what I’d just seen and read.
In the end, this is a pretty easy book to recommend for parents who’d like to help their child just that little bit extra. The book states that essentially 40% of their intelligence level comes from environmental factors that you, as a parent, control and provide for your little one. For the price of $24.90 USD, you can add a measure of control into your child’s intelligence development. What’s more, the webpage for IQ Baby contains a massive amount of information on its own and you can head there to read about the book and then purchase it.
Thanks for reading…with your toddlers!