This is a question very common to parents, grandparents and even to aunt’s and uncle’s. So how would you really know if your kid or grandson/granddaughter or nice/nephew is really smart?
Determining if the child is smart is quite hard in the first one year and below since he/she can’t talk that well or express himself strongly, but as he/she grows you would know if he is really smart by observing the following signs…
Starts to reason out every time you correct him/her
Ask a lot of question and sometimes, his/her questions are something you can’t answer
Observes everything in his/her surroundings
Imitates you or whoever that he/she thinks is doing something cool or different
Loves to learn, you would find him/her asking you to teach him how to do something such as; read, write or spell
When you try to ask him/her a question you would find his/her answers pretty amazing and you would end up wondering where he/she got it
Understands your instructions and will never whine in front of other people
Always wants to take the lead and be ahead of other kids but also knows how to give way
You would see him/her educating other kids if that kid did something not really nice
Does what he/she is told but you would always see him/her doing something out of curiosity
Now these are just one of the many signs you can see from a smart kid, now let me just inform you that kids who are really bright tend to be really persistent on asking questions and would not stop until you give them an answer that will satisfy them. In this situation it pays to be extra patient and though they are getting into your nerves just think of the brighter side that you have a gifted child.