Steve Jobs’ adoptive Dad taught him rudimentary electronics as a kid. It seems likely that he couldn’t have imagined how that time would pay off.
“Intelligence is 49% genetic and 51% stimulation”, says Lewlis.
Other experts agree that, if anything, environment has the edge in influencing a child. “We assume smart kids are born smart and you can tell practically out of the womb,” says Rhee. But I’ve seen it over and over again: You think a child will be a superstar…. And then, he isn’t. While a child who was written off, achieves tremendous things.” It is a close call. As Brenneman points out: “Giftedness may be genetic- or maybe he’s been learning from you.”
Here’s what you can do to help your child not only get better grades but have more enthusiasm for learning.