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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 #11   Issue #19

ISSN: 0219-7642    March 3, 2013

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It's human nature to compare ourselves to the people around us - our relatives, our friends, our peers...etc. We just like to compare who owns a bigger house, who drives a nicest car or who has the most expensive watches or clothes. Inevitably, we also compare our children against others. Who is better in school? Who is fastest in the race? Who is gifted in music? We just like to compare. It is totally normal. Almost everyone does it.

But the truth is every child is unique. So, perhaps when we are comparing our child against other, we are simply comparing an apple to an orange. It's not the same. So, let's try stop comparing ;-) Have a great week ahead!

Thought for today:
"You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them." - Malcolm Forbes

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Feature Articles

How Much Do You Compare & Compete With Other Parents?
Do you ever compare your child's behaviour or progress with other children of the same age? It's tempting to use other children's development as benchmarks for your own children's development. It's also tempting to use other children's behaviour as benchmarks for your own child's behaviour.

Comparing Children - A Solution For Parents In Just A Few Short Words
Comparing our children to anyone - inside or outside the family - is a only an invitation for negative feelings. Here is a simple solution whenever we are tempted to compare.

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

Do your children misbehave? Do they repeatedly ignore or refuse your requests for proper behavior? 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 behavioral development.

In this revised and expanded edition of his popular book, Dr MacKenzie demonstrates proven techniques and procedures that not only correct misbehavior but instill the cooperation and conduct you want and expect from your children.


Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People
By Jane Nelsen, Ed.D

On its tenth anniversary, this parenting classic returns with fresh, up-to-date information to offer you inspiring and workable ideas for developing a trusting relationship with children, as well as the skills to implement the necessary discipline to help your child become a responsible adult.

Those who think in terms of leniency versus strictness will be surprised. This book goes beyond these issues to teach children to be responsible and self-reliant - not through outer-directed concerns, such as fear and intimidation, but through inner-directed behavior.


Latest Brainy News

Play important in brain development, expert says
Postcrescent Mar 2, 2013

Playtime is just as important to early childhood brain development as proper nutrition, says Deborah McNelis, an early childhood brain specialist. The play and interaction and experiences of a child need to incorporate all of the senses for real learning and optimal brain development to take place.

Brain Development Could Suffer as Cursive Writing Fades
kaaltv Feb 18, 2013

The signature and cursive handwriting are in danger of fading away. In Minnesota, schools are no longer required to teach cursive. But it's not just the signature that's taking a hit, the way students learn and how their brains develop could suffer.

Study: Sesame Street helps child brain development
9news Jan 4, 2013

Experts at the University of Rochester had 27 children and 20 adults watch Sesame Street while undergoing a functional MRI scan. They found children whose brain activity resembled that of adults scored better on math and verbal tests.

Prenatal Exposure to Fish Beneficial to Child Development
URMC Jan 3, 2013

A study published recently in the Journal of Nutrition adds to the growing scientific evidence that when expecting mothers eat fish often, they are giving their future children a boost in brain development even though they are exposing their children to the neurotoxin, methyl mercury, present in fish.

Breastfeeding can boost child's brain
Trinidad Express Feb 4, 2013

Researchers have found a connection between breastfeeding and the development of a child's brain. Researchers concluded in a study of more than 17,000 infants from newborn to six and a half years that prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding improved brain development.

Shedding New Light On Infant Brain Development
ScienceDaily Feb 18, 2013

A new study by Columbia Engineering researchers finds that the infant brain does not control its blood flow in the same way as the adult brain. The paper, which the scientists say could change the way researchers study brain development in infants and children, is published in the February 18 Early Online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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