10 Ways to Raise a Smart Kid

Stephanie Booth | Feb 18, 2015 Big Kid
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  • 10. Just Let Them Be Kids


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    Kids don't need lessons all the time, according to an article published in JAMA Pediatrics. In fact, free play promotes problem solving that may increase a child's executive functioning. Unstructured fun also minimizes anxiety and depression, and let's face it, it won't matter how smart your kiddo is if he's not also happy.

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