- Book Style: Parenting book for parents of children 0-5 or for people considering a baby
- Reading Length: 283 pages
- Author: Dr. Julie Harvard, Gabriel Morales
- Purchase Page: IQ Baby
IQ Baby is a parenting book that details an incredibly well-thought out and heavily researched way of ensuring your child has a high level of intelligence. The book runs through the many stages of life, including pre-life and even the choices you make as a person before you conceive, as times to influence your child’s IQ and/or intelligence level. Like I said, it’s a heavily researched book, and I’m personally impressed with just how much it provides and how much evidence it provides to prove its methods are successful.
I know that there are a few things that every parent wants to ensure their child has. Foremost is health and other basic necessities like food and water. However, after that, I would say that intelligence is relatively paramount from a parent’s perspective. I know it was for me, and I’m happy to say that, after reading IQ Baby, I can say that I’ve done a number of things right for my child’s intelligence level. Really, what I’ve learned from IQ Baby is that developing intelligence is something you can learn about and then ultimately, can take control of.
One of the things that impressed me about Gabriel and Julie’s book is that they didn’t just speak about intelligence in the “book” sense. They’re not simply focused on helping you produce a book-smart child; instead they are helping you produce a well-rounded individual who’s intelligent in a number of ways. As many of you know, emotional intelligence can be one of the most important factors in success in today’s world. People who can identify their own emotions, manage them, and then harness emotions to help them succeed are (some of) the most successful people on the planet. I love that the author has ensured that this part of intelligence is addressed and is part of his plan.
Another thing that I noticed about this book is the sheer number of changes that most parents should make to maximize their chance at a high intelligence baby. These aren’t just the simple things either. You’re not reading a book of “eat lots of good foods like vegetables”. Instead, you’re reading about some significant changes that you as a (future or present) parent can make to assist. Now, this is a hard thing to talk about without giving an example so I’ll provide you with one. It’s not one that I love the sound of, but it sure made sense as I read it:
Hold off on sexual intercourse before your fertility window. The reason? Well, if dads give their sperm a few days to build up, you’ll have a better and better crop of sperm that will be competing to start the process of making a baby. Makes sense, doesn’t it? If you pick the strongest out of 1 million and then pick the strongest out of 100 million, which is likely to be the stronger of the two?
Like I said, there are a massive number of changes that you’d likely make after reading this book. This is a very well researched book that provides concrete evidence to everything it suggests, and as such you can take what the book suggests at face value. In this day and age, that’s incredibly important as we’ve all been impacted by Fake News and false information. In any case, the webpage for IQ Baby contains a massive amount of information on its own and you can head there to read about the book and then purchase it.
Until next time…smash, crash, and learn!