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Children are not born smart

Post by SamCogar on Thu May 03, 2012 7:05 am

They are nurtured to be smart.

Nurturing a newborn is akin to building a skyscraper.

Iffen you don't get the "foundation" right in the very beginning then the future of your "building" will always have serious limitations.

2-year-old becomes the youngest US Mensa member

WASHINGTON A toddler was making headlines Wednesday as the youngest U.S. member of Mensa -- with her amazing development attributed in large part to a simple pair of glasses.

Emmelyn Roettger, from the Washington, D.C., area was admitted to the prestigious high-IQ institution in March, a month before her third birthday, reported.

As a baby, Emmelyn's slow development led doctors to warn her parents that she might have "unspecified delays," but her mom's insistence that her daughter's vision be tested found the cause of her issues: poor eyesight.

"It turned out that she just needed glasses!" mother Michelle Horne said. "It was so obvious that any delays she had were vision-related. From there on out, she just took off."

Emmelyn began recognizing letters at 15 months and was writing them before she turned two. Within months she could write her own name and count to 100 as well as in lots of two, five and 10.

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