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


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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "

Volume #8   Issue #18

ISSN: 0219-7642    Apr 4, 2010

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Social competence is very essential to the overall growth of humans, including small and growing children. Yet, as many as three in ten school going children face difficulties in keeping or retaining their friends, let alone making new ones. Social competence relates to a number of skills like social, emotional and cognitive and to different social behaviors that are so much essential for social adaptation and survival.

In simple terms, social competence means your children's ability to establish, maintain and retain high quality, mutually beneficial and satisfactory relationship with others both in the school and out of it. To become socially competent, your children will need to learn different social skills and techniques. Parents are the main source of social and emotional growth of children. However, in the school years, peers and teachers play a dominant role in the socio-emotional development of children. Social competency offers your children a number of benefits and advantages. As a parent, you may wish to teach and train your children about the basic norms of social competency and social adaptability. Have a nice day.

Thought for today:
"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.." - Christopher Columbus

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Promoting Social Competence in Young Children - Learning the Basics
Social competence is a key skill that can offer your children a number of significant benefits. Social competence is a challenging subject to understand, tackle and manage. Learning the basics of social competency will help you in training your children in acquiring a number of social skills.

Promoting Social Competence in Young Children - Simple Methods and Techniques
Teaching and training your children in acquiring social competency skills could be a challenging task. It involves modifying your children basic social behavior towards learning very good and socially beneficial skills and techniques. However, it is possible to train your children when you apply the most basic principles of social competency and adaptability.


Activity-based Approach to Developing Young Children's Social Emotional Competence
By Jane Squires

This book describes how to implement social-emotional (SE) interventions with young children (birth to age 5) in their daily environments. The target audience is professionals who are working with families whose children may be at risk for SE difficulties, such as families living in extreme poverty and those who are experiencing mental health problems or substance abuse.

Another target audience is early interventionists who are working with children who have an identified disability or who have experienced some biological risk (i.e., low birth weight, in utero exposure to drugs or alcohol).


Pathways to Competence: Encouraging Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children
By Sarah Landy

This new edition of a guide to social and emotional development of young children gives readers everything they need to understand social and emotional development and how to support it. Healthy social and emotional development in young children, an area in which interest is always growing, is a crucial part of ensuring positive developmental outcomes later in life.

In this resource, professionals, para-professionals, home visitors, and students fully address this aspect of child development, discovering not only how to interact positively with children and their families, but also how to improve parents' interactions with their children.



Activities to Boost Brain Development in Children
Live Strong Mar 16, 2010

The human brain changes tremendously over the course of childhood, creating new neurons in some regions of the brain and trillions of new connections between neurons. This developmental process extends throughout childhood.

Baby Brain Food
Brill Baby Mar 23, 2010

During the first year of life, your child's brain grows rapidly. The brain and nervous system continue to develop until about the age of three - and it's important to make sure your baby gets the nourishment he needs to develop to his fullest potential.

Breast is best
The Star Mar 21, 2010

Want your child to have an edge over other babies? Give her breast milk. MILK is the main source of nutrition for all babies, and the milk produced by mothers has is tailored specially to the newborn's needs.

If you want smarter babies, talk to them!
The Med Guru Mar 27, 2010

All those who want smarter babies should talk to them as words play a key role in boosting their cognitive skills, finds a new study. Findings of the study suggest that words have more influence on a baby's brain development than simple sounds.

Excess stress can hurt memory development in kids
News Leader Mar 22, 2010

A 2005 Harvard University study found that toxic stress -- not positive, everyday stress or even tolerable stress but chronic, uncontrollable stress experienced by young children with no caring adults to rely on -- can disrupt the architecture of the developing brain.

How to motivate your kids in school
The Globe and Mail Mar 22, 2010

It's the final stretch of the school year: Your kids are burned out, they've been hit with spring fever and they lack motivation. We explain how to encourage them, whether their latest report card shows they're struggling, just getting by or excelling.


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