3 Year-old Malaysian Genius becomes Youngest Mensa UK Member

Transmission of characteristics from parent to their offspring is known as inheritance. Well you all knew this common phenomena but you might be surprise to know that the intelligence is inherited from the mother’s side and color of eyes and hair is adopted from the father’s side.

In other words, if a child is intelligent, credit goes to the mother. A boy made us proud when he joins Mensa. At a very small age, he was able to gain an award and made the Muslim community proud worldwide.

A 3-year-old Malaysian boy living in the U.K. has become the youngest member to join Mensa U.K., the largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world, Mensa officials said.

The mother of the child, Nur Anira Asyikin, told that:

“Muhammad Haryz Nadzim was invited to join Mensa after meeting with a psychologist and scoring 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test, placing him in the 99.7th percentile.”

John Stevenage, the chief executive of British Mensa was very impressed with the effort of this youngest intelligent kid. He said in a statement:

“Well done to Haryz on his invitation to join Mensa. He is obviously a very bright young man and we are delighted to welcome him to Mensa.”

The supervised Mensa IQ test is designed for children and adults above 10 and a half years old. For children less than 10 years, they have to be assessed by an educational psychologist to determine their IQ score.To become a member of British Mensa, an individual must “demonstrate an IQ in the top two per cent of the population,” according to their website.

Mensa spokesperson Charles Brown told:

“Along with his evaluation by a psychologist, Haryz’ score on the Stanford-Binet played a large role in his acceptance to British Mensa.

The test consists of a combination of math, reading, memorization, and logical thinking questions.

Haryz mom, an engineer living in Durham, England, says her family knew that he was special even before Mensa.

At Kumon, the after school math and reading program, he was named last September to the honor roll for advanced students in both subjects.

Although she refers to him as her “mini brainbox,” the little genius is a normal kid by all other standards.

Asyikin told:

“He’s very much your typical 3-year-old. He really loves painting and reading books, really anything arts and crafts. He loves playing with Legos and Play-Doh especially and when he isn’t painting or building, Haryz enjoys singing.We are so proud and happy for Haryz.

He’s not only good at academics, but he’s just like other children who loves playing and growing up. We know he will give so much back to society in the future.”

Intelligence is a gift but it needs continuous learning and grooming. Our job as parent is to teach and train the whole child: the spiritual, moral, emotional, social, physical, and intellectual spheres.

Within each of these areas our kids will have strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes though, when we see a significant growth in one area we let the other areas lapse.

But we should keep all areas in balance in our training and expectations.


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