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Difference between a smart kid and a smart kid


Have you ever wondered if being smart is the same as being smart, or if there is a difference? And, in case of differentiation in something Which is better, to be smart or smart?

Today we answer these questions because, despite being used as synonyms, these words do not mean exactly the same thing. As you will understand at the end of the article there are smart kids and smart kids.

In a colloquial way, when talking about our children, we use the terms clever and intelligent interchangeably to refer to the intellectual abilities that they manifest at school or in other settings. However, there are subtleties between these two words that differentiate them, therefore being smart is not exactly the same as being smart.

The intelligent child is one who shows, in general, high or above average intellectual capacities. An intelligent child can shine in many facets, be very skilled with mathematics or natural science. He usually gets very good grades in school but it can also be the case that, precisely because of his high intelligence, he fails academically if he is not treated properly. These are generally children with a high IQ who tend to score higher than 115-120 on standardized intelligence tests.

Unlike the intelligent child, the clever child usually has normal intelligence. In the tests used to measure intelligence (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, WISC-V), he obtains average scores between 90 and 110. Scores obtained by 90% of the population.

Thus we observe that, despite the fact that 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 get the best results. The clever child will not only be able to get good grades in school but will also be able to achieve great personal achievements. In short, the smart child will have a better chance of success in all areas: family, social, academic and, in the future, professional.

- Environmental factors: nutrition, physical health, stimulation received during the first years ...

- Family: educational styles, family values, ...

- Cultural.

- Economic.

- Psychological balance: uA intelligent but emotionally unstable child will not be able to get the most out of his abilities, since he can break at any time because he does not know how to control emotions such as fear, anxiety or anger.

Given the difference between the intelligent child and the clever child, we observe that the concept of intelligence should not be limited to the mere score offered by the IQ of standardized tests (WISC-V).

Intelligence should be seen as a global ability of the child to adapt to life, achieve your goals successfully, connect to the environment and those around you and obtain from yourself what you want to obtain.

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