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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 #12   Issue #02

ISSN: 0219-7642    Jun 9, 2013

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Failure is a strange thing in life. It can cause frustration, sadness, anger and disappointment. On the other hand, success is a sweet event and it is like a delicious fruit. In a child's life, both success and failure are common, while they are bound to fail repeatedly until they get results that can be deemed as successful. John Maxwell, the noted personality development expert, believes that “ Failure is the price you pay for success.” It also means that a person must fail many times to succeed in the end. One must fail in life, learn from experiences and later devise strategies to avoid similar mistakes in the future.

Children, with their tender mind and developing brain, are the usual victims of failure. They do not have the capability and reasoning power to explain what is failure and success and why and how they fail in their tasks and goals. Nor do they know that failure could be a potentially powerful tool to succeed in the future. Children may need to learn from their failures that occurred either in the classroom or in the playground. Have a great week ahead!

Thought for today:
"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison

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Feature Articles

Fear is good! - Teaching Children Different Ways of Using Fear as a Stepping Stone for Success
Failure is an enduring event. Failure is not permanent and it is a stepping stone for future success. In other words, it is a powerful tool to convert possible, future failures into definite success. Click to learn more.

Teaching Children How to Convert Failure into Success - Simple Tips and Suggestions
Is it possible to convert failure into success? Parents could use a number of methods and techniques to train their children in the art of converting failures into success. Read the article to learn more.

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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
By Paul Tough

How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories - and the stories of the children they are trying to help - Tough traces the links between childhood stress and life success. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do, and do not, prepare their children for adulthood.

This provocative and profoundly hopeful book has the potential to change how we raise our children, how we run our schools, and how we construct our social safety net. It will not only inspire and engage readers and it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.


Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
By Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD MSEd FAAP

Families, schools, and communities can prepare children and teens to THRIVE through both good and challenging times. Building Resilience in Children and Teens offers strategies to help kids from 18 months to 18 years build seven crucial “Cs” - competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control - so they can excel in life and bounce back from challenges. The book describes how to raise authentically successful children who will be happy, hardworking, compassionate, creative, and innovative.

Dr. Ginsburg reminds parents that our goal is to think in the present and prepare for the future, to remember that our real goal is to raise children to be successful 35-year-olds. It's about more than immediate smiles or even good grades; it's about raising kids to be emotionally and socially intelligent, to be able to recover from disappointment and forge ahead throughout their lives. The stable connection between caring adults and children is the key to the security that allows kids to creatively master challenges and reach their highest potential. This book offers concrete strategies to solidify those vital family connections.


Latest Brainy News

Student Test Scores Show That 'Grit' Is More Important Than IQ
Business Insider May 28, 2013

What's the best predictor of success? IQ, talent, luck? Nope. It's 'grit,' more than anything else. Through her research at the University of Pennsylvania - and firsthand experience teaching in New York City's public schools - psychologist Angela Duckworth has found that the ability to withstand stress and move past failures to achieve a goal is the best indicator of future success.

Medical know-how: ‘Thyroid deficiency leads to lower IQ in children’
Tribune May 31, 2013

Decreasing levels of iodine in the diet lead to an insufficient production of thyroid hormone which in turn results in lower IQ levels in children.

Tips for parents to prevent summer Brain Drain
Maryland News Zap Jun 01, 2013

Each summer, parents look for ways to combat “summer brain drain,” which occurs when children lose some of the knowledge they gained during the school year because they're not regularly exercising their brains.

The Illusion of the ‘Gifted’ Child
Time Ideas Apr 25, 2013

What exactly makes a child “gifted”? In New York City, like many school districts, giftedness is decided by a standardized test that measures verbal and nonverbal facility. Score at the 90th percentile and you make the cut for some programs, but at the 97th percentile students become eligible for the highly competitive citywide options for gifted students.

3 myths about gifted students
Indian Colleges May 30, 2013

Many parents wish they had gifted children without realizing the implications of what it means to bring up a sensitive child who is a quick learner, often gets bored and is more comfortable with older children rather than their classmates.

8 Tips for Grand parenting Unequally Gifted Kids
Huffington Post May 24, 2013

There's a secret, unspoken rule of family dynamics (well, there are hundreds, but this is one of them): Wherever you find families you find favoritism. Gather any group of relations for more than about 10 minutes, and you'll soon hear tales about who was (and wasn't) a shining golden child, even if all involved swear otherwise.

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