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


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Volume #5   Issue #22

ISSN: 0219-7642    July 8, 2007

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Last month, an interesting new research shows that first born is smarter than the others with 2.8 point higher on IQ test than the next oldest brother and more than 4 points higher than the third son. Being the youngest among five siblings in my family, my IQ may be way below my eldest sibling. That really got me worried ....;-). But we all know there are exceptions to the above belief. Did you know that President Bush is the oldest among his siblings? Depending on your view, it either reinforce or destroy this theory ...;-). Have a great week ahead.

Thought for today:
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. " - Mike Murdock

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Boys' Behavior - Why Boys Behave the Way They Do
By Troy Parrish

In this article you will learn why boys behave the way they do. You will be exposed to evidence that suggests that the behavior of boys is innate to boys and that it is a part of their normal development. Find numerous of helpful tips in dealing with boys to help you be more successful in dealing with you boys behavior.


Smart and Smarter: Enhancing Your Child's Intelligence Through Cognitive Coaching (Hardcover)
By James Gardner, Ph.D

This book is based, in part, on the Behavioral Assessment Rating Inventory (BARI), an instrument developed by Dr. Gardner specifically for assessing and enhancing the development of preschool-age children.

No other book on enhancing the intelligence of children uses this instrument, which possesses both diagnostic and prescriptive teaching qualities. For elementary school-age children, Dr. Gardner has reviewed all major intellectual assessment instruments and formulated a broad-based program for expanding both left-brain and right-brain thinking skills.




Inside the mystery of genius
Yorkshire Post July 6, 2007

A genius is easier to recognise than to define. A new television series attempts to find out if they are born or made. Exploring the inner workings of the human brain, a compelling three-part documentary series on Five, looks at a group of remarkable people and poses questions about the origins of genius. Are these extraordinary abilities genetic, developed or acquired by accident?

Study of Kids' Brains Hopes to Answer: What Is Normal?
Wall Street Journal July 6, 2007

Not only is every new brain different from any other, but the variations within each one as it adapts, swells and contracts confound analysis. "A developing brain looks weird," said pediatric neurologist Katrina Gwinn at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, who directs the NIH project. "Something that might be normal in an adult might look abnormal in a child.".

Blossoming young brains need fertile ground for their talents to flourish
Campbell River Mirror July 4, 2007

We touched on unstructured play, simple games, books, music and songs, healthy nutrition, and everyday positive routines as examples of key factors for fostering early brain development .... and then settled into discussing the importance of supporting young children’s emerging sense of self.

New Book Raises Questions About IQ Test
NRP July 3, 2007

Despite its critics, the IQ test remains a widely used tool for assessing intelligence. Stephen Murdoch, author of a new book " IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea" about the IQ test, argues that IQ scores are a flawed measurement of intellectual ability.

High IQ: Not as good for you as you thought
CognitiveDaily July 7, 2007

IQ has been the subject of hundreds, if not thousands of research studies. Scholars have studied the link between IQ and race, gender, socioeconomic status, even music. Discussions about the relationship between IQ and race and the heritability of IQ (perhaps most notably Steven Jay Gould's Mismeasure of Man) often rise to a fever pitch. Yet for all the interest in the study of IQ, there has been comparatively little research on other influences on performance in school.

Curriculum Focused on Cognitive Skills May Improve Child Behavior
huliq June 29, 2007

Children who were taught a curriculum that focused on self-control and awareness of their own and others’ emotions were found to exhibit greater social competence and fewer behavioral and emotional problems.

Scientists Say The Critical Period Determines Whether Kids Will Get Sick Later in Life
American Chronicle July 5, 2007

Toxic exposures to chemical pollutants during times of increased susceptibility can cause disease, functional deficits, and disability in infants and children that may stretch across their lifetime. Congenital malformations are well recognized and documented to occur with environmental exposures to contaminants, such as pesticide exposure during gestation. The researchers believe that discovering the critical windows of susceptibility is a crucial factor in protecting infants from harm.


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