Did you know that from 1900 to 2012, the mean IQ of Americans rose nearly 30 points, climbing slowly but steadily? According to research published by the American Psychological Association in 2012, an average person had an IQ that was 95% higher than that of the population in 1900.
It was further added that formal schooling, belief in hypothetic and the wealth of visual images in the modern world were the three major changes that had occurred since 1900, which led to the rise in the long-sustained and substantial increase in both fluid and crystallized intelligence test scores, also known as the Flynn Effect. It is for this reason that a modern child has an IQ much greater than that observed just two decades ago.
Kids with increased IQs are highly self aware. They use this self-awareness not only to improve their learning, but in choosing how they dress and therefore how they look.
Technology is Responsible
All of us remember our childhood, when our parents would urge us to learn and do something useful. However, today’s children with access to the internet at an age as early as 1 or 2 years, are already busy doing something useful, not because they have to but because they want to, says an article published by The Huffington Post in June 2017. Advancements in technology have not only aided adults in being more aware and informed, they have had the same impact on children too.
Kids today are exposed to tons of synthetic visual imagery through computers, television and video games, which compels their brain to adapt in a more abstract environment. Another reason for their smartness is nutrition, on which huge attention is paid in their formative years, which leads to much stronger brain development.
Modern Kids are Aware of Their style
Long gone are the days when parents would have the last say in how their child dressed. Modern kids are very sure of how they want to look and therefore prefer to make their own choice when it comes to the clothes they wear, including size and color. Dressing oneself is an important psychological and emotional milestone in kids, which today can even be observed among toddlers.Instagram is loaded with pictures of mini fashionistas, who love to flaunt their style in real life and in the virtual world.
Even when their parents choose clothes for them, the way these kids flaunt those clothesclearly depicts how comfortable and stylish they feel while wearing them. It is for this reason that the global children’s wear market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 6% by 2020, according to market research analystsfrom Technovia.
Modern kids are being raised to be independent. When they wear something perfectly, they receive a boost to their self-esteem, which helps them more confident of making choices and decisions in various aspects of life. Experts say that self-dressing also lays the foundation of other gross and fine motor skills,according to an article on Parents.
However, it is not as though they never mismatch. They do make mistakes. Sometimes, they over-accessorize, dress down, dress up, and even dress themselves in ways that are far beyond your imagination. But they learn. Children are attracted to colors and prefer clothes that have a pop of colors, although there are those that ape their favorite celebrity and only dress in black, says a spokesperson from Amelia J Collection, adding that they want maximum choices in their closet, from those cold shoulder dresses to high-waist skirts, flared jeans, cute hoodies, trendy rompers, comfortable swimwear, handcrafted shoes, and more.
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