Parents restrict TV time of four-year-old son who is a Mensa member | #parenting


In case you didn’t know, Mensa is a community of people with high IQs.

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Having set times for your child’s screentime is usually a good idea. Unrestricted time can have some not-so-positive effects. 

But most of the time the reason behind limited screentime is to avoid kids learning the wrong things from an overexposure to TV. 

However, young Saashwat Aroon has quite the opposite problem when it comes to television time. 

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The young boy was accepted into Mensa, the High IQ Society, when he was just three years old, which makes him one of the youngest members currently part of the society. 

“His impressive IQ score ranked him in the 99.9th percentile despite having only been to nursery for a few months prior. The top possible IQ score for his age is 151.” (Daily Mail)

His parents, though, have found it challenging – after all it ain’t easy being a parent to a child genius. 

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“The parents of a four-year-old member of Mensa have had to restrict their son’s TV usage because he easily picks up new languages and speaks back to them in Arabic and Spanish which they can’t understand.” (Daily Mail)

Mom and dad have had to restrict usage because there are times when young Saashwat would speak to his parents in Spanish and continue despite them responding in English. 

They found that he was able to do things that many other kids his age couldn’t do, and after taking an IO test, it was revealed that he could read and use numbers like a seven-year-old. 

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This young man sees the world in numbers and often gets bored in his nursery. 

“Saashwat’s parents say they are ‘very proud’ of their son. ‘We want to give him that focus and those opportunities which are very prevalent in UK so he can develop skill sets and become something he wants to be,’ Mr Ramarajen said.” (Daily Mail)

It is certainly not something all parents go through, therefore there’s no guidebook here. But it certainly sounds intriguing and challenging. 

We guess the main thing is support. When parents are willing and able to support their children through everything, it really makes a difference in their upbringing. 

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