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The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child
- By Inderbir Sandhu, Ph.D


~ B R A I N Y - Z I N E ~

" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "

Volume #10   Issue #20

ISSN: 0219-7642    Apr 1, 2012

Andrew Loh, Publisher

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Very demanding parents always believe that only strict parenting will make their children succeed in life. Experts also believe that most of them overprotect children by keeping a strict control on their activities and behaviour. However, overprotection and demanding parental techniques may eventually contribute to their children's low self-esteem, self-confidence and accompanied by bouts of uncertainties.

Overprotection seems to be the result of a parent's self-chauffeured type of parenting. Self-limiting parenting could be disastrous for children, because they may never get a chance to test their level of endurance, or to know what limits they need to cross so as to achieve the best in life and in what manner they can test their ability to think and act in an independent manner.

Every child is an image of himself! Self-esteem and self-image are the essential mirrors to children's life. Low self-confidence may dent a child's right to live like any other children who have better self-esteem. Parents may like to adjust their overprotective learning style to help their children integrate with the normal world that exists around them. Providing optimum protection to children seems to be the best idea for parents. All the best!

Thought for today:
"Your child will be better prepared to tackle the bumps on the road of life if he has been given the gift of guided independence." - Jacquie McTaggart

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Andrew Loh
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Feature Articles

The Perils of Parental Overprotection - Understanding a Dicey Topic
Many parents do not know the difference between protecting and overprotecting. What they think and feel is that what they are doing is right for their children.

How Not to Overprotect Your Children - Meeting Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
Parents could use a series of techniques to learn how not to overprotect their children. It is possible to deploy techniques that do not endanger the safety of children.

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Creating Survivors: Children Able to Navigate the Ups and Downs of Life with Grace
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I know parenting can be a joy, because my three wonderful loving children have given me a lifetime of joy and continue to do so. I also know that parenting can be a struggle and a major stress. Watching parents and children struggle has pushed me to write this book. My oldest son who is raising two beautiful girls said, "Make it short. We don't have time to read all the philosophical stuff."


Setting Limits: How to Raise Responsible, Independent Children by Providing Clear Boundaries
By Robert J. Mackenzie

Do your children misbehave? Do they repeatedly ignore or refuse your requests for proper behaviour? Are you constantly fluctuating between permissive and authoritarian parenting, with little or no success? Are you convinced there has to be a better way?

There is. Setting Limits will help you establish the positive, respectful, and instructional groundwork your children need for proper ethical and behavioural development. In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Dr. MacKenzie demonstrates proven techniques and procedures that not only correct misbehaviour but instil the cooperation and conduct you want and expect from your children


Latest Brainy News

Nurture children with empathy
Central Wisconsin Hub Mar 23, 2012

A new study recently completed at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., has shown that children who are nurtured have larger hippocampus areas in their brains. Larger hippocampus areas are associated with the ability to handle stress, the ability to form and store memories, the ability to relate memory and emotions, and the mediation of physical stress responses and inflammatory processes.

Can good music help improve young brains?
Windsor Star Mar 27, 2012

Exposing a child to great music - as a listener and as a player - is good for brain development. “Nothing activates as many areas of the brain as music,” says researcher Donald A. Hodges, Covington Distinguished Professor of Music Education and director of the Music Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Child's growth shaped by age 3
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune Mar 25, 2012

At birth, an infant's brain is only 25 percent of the size of an average adult's brain. By age 3, a child's brain has grown to 90 percent of an adult's brain.

Want a brilliant baby? Feed him on demand
Nigerian Tribune Mar 28, 2012

A baby's feeding pattern is associated with his or her academic attainment in life and the well-being of the mother. Experts say that babies who are permitted to regulate their own feeding bouts perform better academically later in life than those who are fed on a schedule, reports Sade Oguntola

Tots under 4 should move more, sit less: guidelines
CTV Mar 28, 2012

Toddlers and preschoolers should be moving more and sitting less, according to new recommendations that aim to nip the problem of childhood obesity at its earliest ages.

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