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


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Volume #4   Issue #8

ISSN: 0219-7642    Jan 08, 2006

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Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a great and nice holiday. It's a brand new 2006 and I've set new goals for myself. What about you? Some of you may want to lose few pounds; while others may want to quit smoking this year…. No matter what your goals are, personally I believe the most important step to achieve your goal is the strong reason why you're doing it in the first place! Once you have the strong intention to meet your goal, you will subconsciously direct your thoughts into effective planning and organized action towards your goal.

The mechanisms or methods to meet your goal are not important. For example, there are hundred of ways to lose weight (did you know of a diet method called 'cocktail' diet …;-). Most people who fail to lose weight are mainly due to lack of intention. If you have such a strong intention to achieve something, you'll find a method or way to meet your goal. In other words, your level of success and achievement in any area of life is depending upon your 'thoughts'.

OK, enough rambling. To help you kick off the New Year and it is the first issue of BrainyZine in 2006, I want to share a gift with you. It is an ebook titled "Setting Goals: A quick and easy way to make sure you have direction in your life and business" by Paul Smithson. You can download the ebook here. Take care.

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Parent Spanking - The golden rule of child discipline?
By Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D


Q1: I have an 8 year old grandson, who although has never been tested, is a gifted child. He also is a perfectionist. Just yesterday he came home from school and had missed one spelling word out of 18 and he just lost it. It is either success or failure for him. ....

A: Find Dr. Sandhu's answer on Parenting the Gifted Perfectionist

Q2: From a television educational channel about a year ago explained the development of the brain of a young child. It was explained that a small section of a child's brain holds music knowledge. By the time the child is 8 years old - this small section brain usually closes and can no longer collect the knowledge.

Do you know of anyone who can explain that to me?

A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on Music and Brain Development

Q3: My son recently took the Wesley test to enter the gifted program in his school. He scored an average of 139 with a Math score of 149. According to the tester he was off the chart literally. Where can I find information about the testing and how to deal with a gifted child?

A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on The WISC-IV Test of Intelligence

Q4: I wanted to know what are the symptoms of a slow developed brain of a 4 year old child?

A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on Brain development of a young child




Brain Games for Babies, Toddlers & Twos: 140 Fun Ways to Boost Development

Stimulate your baby's brainpower with this collection of 140 fun-filled games devised to increase brain development during the critical period from 0-3 years. Grouped by age and accompanied by information on related brain research, the games have been developed meet the needs of each stage of your child's young life - from a newborn's hand-eye coordination to an infant's language acquisition to a toddler's movements and musical ability. Your child will love the one-on-one attention these activities afford and the chance to show off his burgeoning brainpower.





Baby steps to sharper mind
Sydney Morning Herald Dec 23, 2005

A psychiatrist at Cambridge University, found those who learned to stand independently before nine months scored on average two points more in intelligence tests than those who could not stand until after their first birthday.

Seafood: New Research on Its Health Benefits Dec 29, 2005

omega-3 fatty acids in fish play a major health role at every stage of life, from healthy infant development through the prevention and management of certain diseases and chronic conditions that may appear later on.

Omega oils could improve child's behaviour, learning Dec 12, 2005

Supplements of omega-3 and omega-6 oils can improve the behaviour of rowdy kids and help language skills, researchers from England have found.

Researchers look to predict developmental difficulties in babies Dec 26, 2005

Brain scientists are experimenting with tests to show in infancy whether a child will later develop autism, trouble speaking, or even problems reading.

Why Do Asian American Students Excel in School? Dec 28, 2005

Asian Americans make up 4% of the U.S. population, but represent 20% of the students now attending America's elite Ivy League schools. They are not more intelligent or gifted than non-Asian students. The reason they outperform their peers in the classroom has everything to do with how they are raised.

Common cold 'may trigger child cancer' Dec 13, 2005

A study led by Newcastle University suggested the cold and other minor ailments such as mild flu or a respiratory virus may be a key trigger in leukaemia and brain tumours.

Brains in toyland Dec 23, 2005

it seems those "educational" toys aren't such a smart choice. According to child development psychologist Mark Strauss, it's just as good to get a red bouncy ball.


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