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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 #6   Issue #20

ISSN: 0219-7642    June 8, 2008

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These are some good lessons you can learn from your and have a good laugh!


1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
'If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.'

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
'You better pray that will come out of the carpet.'

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
'If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!'

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
' Because I said so, that's why.'

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me.'

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
'Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.'

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
'Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.'

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS .
'Shut your mouth and eat your supper.'

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!'

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
'You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone.'

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER .
'This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.'

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
'If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!'

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE ..
'I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.'

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
'Stop acting like your father!'

15. My mother taught me about ENVY .
'There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do.'

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION .
'Just wait until we get home.'

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
'You are going to get it when you get home!'

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
'If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way.'

19. My mother taught me ESP.
'Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?'

20. My mother taught me HUMOR .
'When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.'

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
'If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.'

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
'You're just like your father.'

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
'Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?'

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
'When you get to be my age, you'll understand.'

25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE .
'One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!'

I hope this lighten up your day! Ciao...

Thought for today:
"You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. " - Charles F. Kettering

Best Regards,
Andrew Loh
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Mom's Diet can Boost Baby's Brain
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The mother of a toddler and infant did not rush out to the grocery store in order to change her diet after she found out she was pregnant. Her normal diet included foods such as pork chops, grits, bacon, apples, strawberries, spinach and salad. A mix of good ingredients can really help aspiring moms to give birth to smart and intelligent kids.

Can Omega Fatty Acids Make Your Child Smarter?
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If you really want to give your child an edge in the classroom, you may want to start by eating fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids and low in mercury while you are pregnant. Preschoolers, whose mothers regularly consumed low mercury, high Omega-3 fish during pregnancy outperformed their peers on verbal, visual and motor development tests. Above all, women on a diet rich in these fatty acids gave birth to babies, whose physical and mental were far above and better than other babies whose mothers consumed a diet that was deficient in low mercury and high Omega-3 fatty acid fishes.

NATUROPATHY: Nutrients for Brain Development
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Healthy eating and good nutrition are the foundations of growth and development. The first few years of life are growing phases for the development of many abilities like the visual centers of the brain and language abilities. Encourage your child to eat a variety of food to ensure a good balance of nutrients for optimum health and development. Fish is a food of exceptional nutritional value, providing a high quality of protein and a wide variety of minerals and vitamins. Children should increase their intake of marine omega-3 fatty acids by eating more fatty fishes like salmon, mackerel, tunas and sardines.

I can do it! 7 Tips for Teaching Your Children Self Reliance
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"Parents- You're your Child's First Teacher!"
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Poor grades may due to poor hearing
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The school year has just wrapped up, you have received your child's report card, to your dismay, it wasn't what you hoped would be. The questions begin to stream: was he not paying attention? Is he disinterested in school? Was he misbehaving? Often times, however, it is not a lack of interest or a behavior issue; it is the result of a central auditory processing problems in which they are unable to understand spoken language in a more meaningful way. Hearing is imperative for speech and language development, but is also plays a vital role in overall brain development.


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