IQ, or Intelligence Quotient, is a score that compares people's intelligence based on a standardized test. The average IQ by definition is 100. Scores above 100 indicate a higher than average IQ, while scores below 100 indicate a lower than average IQ.
"A person's IQ is not set in stone. There are ways to improve your score, and the smartphone may be this generation's way of attaining it," said Romeo Mendoza, CEO of the mobile advertising company Adzookie.com.
If your children want to play with your smartphone, let them have at it. The video games, puzzles, and logic games available on smartphones can increase their IQ. Scientific studies have shown that playing challenging games like "Tetris" lead to more efficient brain activity.
Another way to increase your IQ is to text with the opposite hand. This leads to stimulation of the opposite side of the brain.
Reading ebooks on a smartphone enhances the mind's ability to comprehend. It encourages critical thinking and imagination. Bill Gates once said, "I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot."
If tunes are what your kid is begging for, set your smartphone to play classical music. Scientists studying the "Mozart Effect" concluded that children who listen to classical music are aided in their intellectual development and thus increase their IQ.
If your children are afraid they aren't smart enough to become who they want to become, hand them a smartphone. Reassure them that they can increase their IQ and still dream big.
"Having a higher IQ may give a person an advantage, but believing in yourself shouldn't be overlooked. Without self-confidence I wouldn't have started Adzookie.com. And now I get to live my dream," said Mendoza.