• She will start to develop specific intellectual skills. For instance, an ability at math, languages or writing may become apparent, where before she just seemed generally "smart." Experts say that her interest in only one particular subject isn't troublesome, as her single-mindedness may appear to you. Just the opposite: The accumulation of knowledge within a specific area can improve her overall ability to solve problems and boost her memory. Even if the field she's interested in isn't academic - a sports team, coin collecting, pop music - the more she learns about it, the better her ability to organize and comprehend new information.
• She is also becoming more independent in her thinking and is able to come to reasonable conclusions on her own. Her tastes in reading material (and other academic issues) will become more discriminating as she flexes her intellectual muscle: Just any old novel won't do.
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