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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 #2   Issue #10

ISSN: 0219-7642    Mar 5, 2004

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Hi Everyone,

I have the best readers in the world! I'm not saying that just to flatter you, I mean it. You know I sent out my MBA online survey last Friday and the responses were not very good initially. Therefore, I sent out a follow-up email to request your help again. Since then, many had responded to my online survey and some even wrote to me to wish me luck on my studies. I'm really touched and would like to take this opportunity to thank you again. 

BTW, for those who participated in the survey, I hope you like the "Helping Your Child Get Ready For School" eBook as a token of appreciation from me. And for those who would like to help, the online survey is still open till March 12, 2004. Take care and have a great week!

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Don't Turn Your Child Into An Over-Achiever!

While it may be true anywhere in America, I've noticed that children who grow up in an urban environment face an unusual amount of pressure to over-achieve. Maybe it's the eclectic atmosphere, but I also think it's their parents.....

Help Your Children to Love Reading

It is so important to create an environment that promotes the love of reading. Not only is reading necessary for survival in today's world, it is educational, it sparks imagination, it is a stress reliever, provides entertainment and enjoyment, the list goes on. Here are some ideas to help you help your child love reading....



By LeapFrog
Average Customer Review - 4.5 Stars
Recommended Age: 4 - 7 years

This talking book comes with an interactive "magic pen" that works like a hand-held computer mouse pointer. Children can opt to turn the paper pages and listen to the story read with different voices for each character. Or they can interrupt the read-aloud session to play with the magic pen (permanently attached with a wire). They can point the pen tip to any word on a page and hear it pronounced, or touch a picture and hear a sound effect (such as "Strike one!" for the baseball bat)

My First LeapPad  - Blue
By LeapFrog
Average Customer Review - 4 Stars
Recommended Age: 3 - 5 years old

Kids will develop key reading readiness skills like ABCs and 123s in an entertaining, self-directed, on-the-go portable format. My First LeapPad teaches alphabet, counting, object, shape, color identification, and cognitive development. Children touch, play, and learn with interactive Flip Books that feature a story on one side and activities, games, and music on the other. Touch the special Flip Book or Phonics Bus game board with the magic pen to hear words, music, and sound effects


Autism Claims Attention at Schools
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Feb 18, 2004

Less than a generation ago, doctors considered autism to be relatively rare, striking fewer than one in 1,000 children. But in the early-to-mid-1990s, physicians started seeing more toddlers displaying signs of autism.

Too Much TV Bad for Babies
The Straits Times Feb 6, 2004

The Japanese Pediatric Association said Friday infants who watched too much television may experience delays in learning languages and may develop other problems such as avoiding eye contact with others.

Low-Carb Diets Unhealthy for Kids

Children on low-carbohydrate diets essentially are starving themselves of critical nutrients, which may take a serious health toll on their physical and intellectual development, says Bruce Rengers, Ph.D., assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at the Saint Louis University Doisy School of Allied Health Professions.


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