Children these days are smarter. Yours...

@sivanj (1263)
India
September 19, 2008 9:01pm CST
I like children esp small children. My friend has a 11 month old child. She is so smart in reading what everyone does in the house. She tries to imitate what we do. She can't even walk but uses the walker to support her. With that she walks so fast, threatens people (all older than her), demands things she wants (i don't know how she knows), shows off to all at home when newly dressed, all these and more. She does not like old toys (older than a day) so she disturbs all of them arranged in the shelf. Then she turns around to give a gentle smile as if all happend by itself and she doesn't know anything. Hows your experience. Any exciting expereinces from you or around you?
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@mookhor (304)
• India
21 Sep 08
HOW good this morning as I have got to read this piece.You have left in it all that a child does and I have pondered over this so many times. It appeares to me that the love and affection a child receives from us he/she does not receive without a value and that his/her such actions as you have enumerated are the treasures that are only exchanged. Let me submit a tale of a child, a tale and still it is fresh and true.The girl aged 3 is one of our dear neighbor and has just begun to learn the alphabet. She has a pet, a brown cat, small and lovely. It is her friend. Once that has reached to such a corner of the terrace that it could only call to let other know what a miserable state it had selected by itself. The little girl asked her to jump from the third floor assuring it that it wont get injured thanks to its padded paw. The cat did not oblige but its frighted call was regular. Then the girl wrote a letter in a small piece of paper and threw it to the terrace. We all asked her what she had done. She was very much worried and answered : It is not listening to me. May be it is a deaf one. Hence I am sending this letter and he will read and jump and save its life. Believe it or not, this is from the pages of my life.
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
my nephews and nieces are like that, too. they go around walking in the house like royalties, waiting for older people to cater to their needs. they also like to be the center of attention, especially during reunions and gathering. in fact, they would even block the television if someone is watching so that they could be watched instead. they are so intelligent, too. they already know stuffs that they are not supposed to know. i think they got it from watching tv shows, i don't know. i think it's due to technological advances that they are growing more intelligent generation by generation.
@donburi (316)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
I agree, most children these days are getting smarter and smarter. Maybe it's caused by the technology today. I remember before when children go out in the playground and play with friends. Nowadays children are more fond of playing video games and computers at home. I think in the future, children will be more smarter than before because technology is improving day by day.
@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
I believe on it also. Children nowadays are smarter. Maybe because people are now concern in the intelligence of their children. That from period of conception till they grow, they continuously support them with proper food and guidance in order to be smarter and healthier as well.
• United States
20 Sep 08
It's so true that kids don't miss much of anything and will surprise you with how much they know and understand. When my oldest (she's 25 now) was just about a year old, my best friend was walking across the living room and tripped. She caught herself before she fell, but in her excitement, she blurted out, "Sh...ugar!" I really appreciated it that she recognized that my baby was in the room and cleaned up her language even in her surprise. A few minutes later, we were sitting there drinking coffee and my daughter went walking across the living room and pretended to trip at the exact same spot, looked over at us and yelled, "Sh*t!" She knew what my friend really WANTED to say... amazing what they pick up even when you don't intend to teach them.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
20 Sep 08
Children at those ages are a wonder isn't. They tried to do and say so many things that they see others around them does that they amazed you. I love children and wish I could be able to have but you know just being around them fulfilled my days. My ex boyfriend has a grand nephew and whenever times he sees me he has a big cheeky smile. He was one in the August. The other grand nephew he blushes when I talk with him. Their grand mother doesn't like when I am around. But kids are really amazing.
20 Sep 08
From my observations in the UK, they are actual getting stupider. I remember when I first went to school aged 4, I could do some basic writing because my parents have some of my work from my first year at school where i'm writing things such as "My name is Becky. I live with my mum, my dad and my sister Katie. I have a rabbit called Huxley" etc. But I went to help in a school a couple of years ago, and even in year 1 (I think that's second grade in America) they were still learning to write the alphabet. But I suppose that is the school system being dumbed down rather than the children themselves getting dumber.
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
My child is 18 months and she know a lot of things that a three year old child know, even smarter, she sings, count etc, but the most special thing about her is that she understand three different languages, ilocano (our native language which we use at home), tagalog (our national language which my husband and my brothers use to talk with her), and english (which i use to talk with her).
@NrgDfenZ (1810)
• Belgium
20 Sep 08
I have no kids, but yeah I think they are smarter these days.. We spend more time with them and by that they learn more.. Have a nice day..
@mkrijos (80)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
You're right they are smarter and smarter as generation keep going. Was it in the milk, was it how you give them, show them during your preggie day? This show how you love them so they are comfortable in seeing so many things, so many toys, and so many gadgets at home. Remember at their age you can't hide anythings that has been seen, they registered them all in their data base, their brain and through their eyes is much easier for them to imitate what you do. Watching Tv in a variety show, you can watch him imitate the dancing not perfectly presented but if they continue watching the same scene, is so easy for them to make it perfect. If you keep on feeding him the same, the curiousity will continue as it develop. If your let them hear the same music, you will find them singing as it registered in their brain. Still agree, practice makes perfect, so what's new Mom, you have given them the opportunity to do what you feel important to them, and this is it, you never knew they were able to compute as faster than you are. The change is not how we feed them, we show them the world thats why they become smarter.
• United States
20 Sep 08
I have 3 kids, ages 13, 9 and 8 and they are all too smart for their own good. They all walked and talked very early and get excellent grades now. The worst (best) part is their vocabulary. Sometimes I wonder where they learned some of the words they use (and understand the meaning). I understand the oldest now, because he's 13 and has learned a substantial amount of vocabulary in school, but the 2 youngest still amaze me!
@alnoodle (48)
• United States
20 Sep 08
My daughter is 13 months and just had a development screening. I was so excited... they said at her age she should score 21... and she scored 47! It was very cool! She talks sooooo much... and walks around. Kids learn by imitating!