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How to Multiply Your Baby Vol.1B-A4

# How to Multiply Your Baby Vol.1B-A4

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10what does I.Q.really mean?
To answer the question which the title of this chapter poses we firsthave to determine how intelligence comes about.We bring it about.We've got six years of chronological time and then it's over.Into those six years of elapsed or chronological time we can producevery little brain growth if that's what we want to produce.All we need do is lock a baby in a closet and slip food under thedoor. If you lock him in a
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closet and give him no information for the first six years of his life,there's only one possibility:At age six he will be an idiot.If, during the first six years of life, you don't lock him in a closet buttreat him as if he were an idiot by ignoring him, he'll do a little better.He'll be able to learn a bit on his own, he'll at least learn all there is tolearn about his rubber duck, and he'll pick up English by listening toeverybody around him talking. By the time he's six he'll be well belowaverage six-year-olds and he'll have a true I.Q. of less than 100.If you treat him exactly how average kids are treated he'll end upexactly average. In short, he will be intellectually six years old when heis six years old chronologically. That's what average means. He'll havean I.Q. of precisely 100.If you understand the principles of how your child's brain grows youwill deal with your child in a totally different manner during those vitalfirst six years than you would otherwise have done.This is so whether or not you ever pursue an organized and consistent program of reading, math or general knowledge.If such were the case your child ought to arrive at six years of ability by the time he is four years old chronologically. That will give him anI.Q. of 150.

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If you read this book and truly understand it and deal with him in atotally different way through all those vital six years of life and alsoteach him how to read and how to gain encyclopedic knowledge andhow to do math, then he ought to have gained the six years of abilitythat an average six-year-old has no later than three years of age, andthat will give him an I.Q. of 200 or above depending on how much before three years of age he reaches that all important sixth year of life.What's even more important is that he will have the brain growth of asix-year-old by the time he is three years old. We will expand upon thisall-important point in a later chapter.When parents really understand this point it is often difficult for themto restrain themselves.Frequently they find themselves saying to us, "Do you understandwhat you are
saying?
Do you realize how
important
it is?"We do understand.Indeed, we have been saying it for a very long time.This is the very heart of why tiny children think that it is absolutelyvital to grow up as quickly as possible.There is a kind of neurological imperative within each child thatdemands it.
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Don't you remember when you couldn't wait to be a teenager, andhow desperately you wanted to be sixteen, and then to be eighteen, andthen to be, at long last, twenty-one? And then twenty-one, and thentwenty-one and then twenty-one?All tiny kids want to grow up right now. It is adults who want tinychildren to stay tiny children. How often have you heard somebodysay, "Wouldn't it be nice if they could just stay four years old forever?" No parent of a brain-injured child ever said that.They know the truth and it is their greatest fear that their four-year-old will stay four years old forever. Nobody ever told the parent of a brain-injured child that we mustn'tsteal his precious childhood. Not unless he wanted a black eye. Those parents share a knowledge of the absolute truth. They share it with alllittle kids.Certainly childhood is marvelous, providing you grow a day's worthevery day. The problem with hurt kids is that they don't.We have spent half a century finding ways to make hurt kids grow aday's worth every day.When we found ways to make them grow
faster
than a day's wortheveryday, we did it so they could catch up.

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When some of them did catch up and kept right on going faster wefound that to be remarkable.In children who start out unhurt and therefore even with the board it'sremarkable too. About twice the regular rate is very good—and faster is even better. The name of this book is
How to Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence
and that's what it means.I.Q. means nothing more than this. It means how you compare withyour peers. The rest is nonsense.If a two-year-old can do everything that an average four-year-old cando and do it precisely as well, he's got an I.Q. of precisely 200. Nomore and no less.This is not based on some arbitrary and often ridiculous test he can pass but on what he can do.Can you imagine what would have happened if Thomas Edison had been Thomas Edison three years sooner? Not three years added to theend of his life but to the beginning?You couldn't get the same result by creating three Thomas Edisons.But then of course Thomas Edison
was
Thomas Edison three yearssooner wasn't he? I mean he was a genius, wasn't he?I don't know whether or not Thomas Edison
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ever took an intelligence test in his life or not, but I know Leonardodidn't.If we gave Linus Pauling an intelligence test and he got 100, wouldwe take away his Nobel Prize? Both of them?Or would we conclude that it was the intelligence test which waswrong?The only true test of intelligence is what a person does. Every minuteof every day is an intelligence test and we all take that test every day.Intelligence is not a theory, it's a reality. Genius is as genius does. Nomore and no less.If ever there was a person who scored as a genius on an intelligencetest but who never accomplished anything I would propose two things:1. The world never heard of him;2. The test doesn't measure intelligence.Genius is as genius does.The test of whether you can swim is swimming.The test of whether you can play the violin is playing the violin.The test of whether you can read is reading.