Studies show that 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years.
“When I read this, I was blown away. I told myself that I need to take this seriously and do everything I can to help Archie maximize this crucial phase. Five years can pass by so quickly, so I make sure that he has everything he needs to support his brain development,” Georgina Wilson, economist, established model, host, and businesswoman said.
Georgina and husband Arthur have resolved to avoid overprotecting their son Archie so they can further enhance his thinking skills and leadership capabilities. They do this by explaining things to him instead of sugarcoating the truth and telling him to do something with no questions asked.
“Children are so much smarter than we give them credit for. He’s learning at a much rapid pace at this age. For Archie to develop his thinking skills, I need to respect his intelligence.
He can already process what’s going on when things are explained to him properly,” Georgina said.
“Aside from thinking fast and demonstrating leadership skills, Archie is not afraid of being in various situations. He loves talking to other people. I love how sociable he is. He’s not scared of anything or anyone,” Georgina added.
Reading and storytelling are beneficial in raising an AlphaKid, and they promote imagination and brain development in preschoolers. It also develops language and emotions as well as strengthens relationships.
Georgina knows the importance of exposing Archie to more learning opportunities. A graduate of economics, she shared how important it is in their family to be informed, have an opinion, and debate. “I believe that every child can be smart and it’s up to us moms to give them the right nutrition and the right environment for learning,” Georgina said.
According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”, a combination of grit, ambition, self-control, and reliance are great predictors of a positive outcome than intelligence alone. Georgina believes in the importance of helping Archie develop grit by placing him in different activities outside of his comfort zone.