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Are kids smarter than their parents?
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Are today's kids smarter than their parents?
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Where exactly did you base this question off of?
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not all but i am
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I don't think so. It would depend on each individual. Some kids don't want to learn while their parents are well educated. Then there are some who's parents didn't have a chance to go to school, but their kids do and they want to learn (the kids). I mean it really depends on the family and everything. Not all kids are smarter just as not all parents are smarter. There is really not a right answer to this.
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Posted 12/16/09

jaotsu wrote:

Are today's kids smarter than their parents?


in my opinion it all depends on how stupid the parents are
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rarely!

although with some of the more dense parents out there its not unheard of!
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jandarujora wrote: Where exactly did you base this question off of?


General observation within society.



chicasuerte22 wrote: I don't think so. It would depend on each individual. Some kids don't want to learn while their parents are well educated. Then there are some who's parents didn't have a chance to go to school, but their kids do and they want to learn (the kids). I mean it really depends on the family and everything. Not all kids are smarter just as not all parents are smarter. There is really not a right answer to this.


True, it does depend on the individual. But what about in general? Are kids in general smarter than their parents?

Does having an education mean that you are smarter? If that is true, then people who go to college and pay for it, must mean that if a person wants to be smarter, they can just buy being smart?.

When I was younger, I worked for a man who owned his own silk screening company. He didn't even have a high school education. Yet he invented a new vacuum based printing press which made him millions. Just talking with him led me to believe he was very smart. One day he had his IQ tested and it was 157 on the Stanford-Binet scale.




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It can vary between subjects as well...

In most cases, parents will have more knowledge of financial and business subjects, while kids could very well surpass their parents in the area of technology and new trends. It could be with anything, depending on the individual's own experiences.

Honestly, I think middle and high school students are probably better at math than most average parents.
Intermediate and advanced math are easy to forget if you don't use it often, which many adults don't, but subjects like grammar last with almost every situation, and tend to get better as you grow and learn.

Different interests influence different areas of knowledge. IQ tests are mostly testing logic and grammar skills, but there are many different areas of knowledge that also cannot be tested with IQ tests.
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Are you smarter than a 6th graaader~~~ *lalala*

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It's kind of hard to say. There's skilled, talented, knowledgeable, and other words that could possibly define "smart", but I'm assuming the first poster is trying to ask about IQ... so I
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i dont think so, im still a kid & i dont think im smarter than my parents. (:
but theres probably a few in this world. uu never know? o.o
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Emm.... I don't know, there are things I'm better in than my parents, but when it comes to think to solve a problem, my parents are -slightly xD- smarter
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Uh this is dumb. I'd say there's no definite answer for this. You'd have fob parents who hardly know English and then those who're college Graduate. Saying "smart" is pretty broad in itself. If you're talking in terms of knowledge, I'd say it varies in age. For instance, if you were asking me, i'd say no since my parents never finished college. Yet i'm 22, I probably had more knowledge than both my parents when I was only 16.

But i've seen people in their 50s still in College. So like I said, there is no definite answer. Generally speaking, the answer to this question doesn't exist.

If you were to ask if we were smarter than our parents, that might get somewhere. I just honestly can't grasp someones intellect level in comparison to their parents.
Posted 12/16/09

jaotsu wrote:



True, it does depend on the individual. But what about in general? Are kids in general smarter than their parents?

Does having an education mean that you are smarter? If that is true, then people who go to college and pay for it, must mean that if a person wants to be smarter, they can just buy being smart?.

When I was younger, I worked for a man who owned his own silk screening company. He didn't even have a high school education. Yet he invented a new vacuum based printing press which made him millions. Just talking with him led me to believe he was very smart. One day he had his IQ tested and it was 157 on the Stanford-Binet scale.






Having an education does mean you're smarter than someone that does not. That's a fair given.
Anyone can have an education. We can all go and read dozens of books and research on our own, or we can enter a learning institute and tackle the specific area we intend to gain knowledge upon. It's just convenient.

Your friend the millionaire did in fact have knowledge. Whether he went to college or educated himself through his own research, trial and error. I don't believe many people are born gifted with the knowledge of the world so we all go through education of some form to a certain point.

I pay the college for providing a learning center. I need that help help from my professors telling me where I've gone wrong and where can I improve. To have help from fellow students in work and research is a great thing. It beats being stuck alone not knowing if I'm reading the right material or if my paper makes any sense. I never once considered my money being used to buy education. Education is free, if it was education I wanted, I have my computer and local library.
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It matters on how education there is one both sides.
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