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


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Volume #6   Issue #2

ISSN: 0219-7642    Sep 9, 2007

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When you consider what the purpose of having a high IQ is, how does this effect what you want for your child? As a parent, we always want what is best without feeling as if we are simply pushing our child to only do what we as the parent want. Looking towards the various reasons that IQ is important it is easy to see why such a high emphasis is placed on this single number.

As a parent there are some things you can do to help improve your child's IQ. Helping your child achieve the best success in life that is possible is something that is always highly encouraging to most parents. Let us work together to help your child achieve the higher IQ that you are looking to help your child earn.

Thought for today:
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light somewhere nearby. " - Ruth E. Renkee

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Music Develop The Child Brain
By Alvin Poh

Music has the ability to train our brain for higher level of thinking. It was found that music can help in developing human's spatial-temporal reasoning skill - the ability to perceive the visual world accurately and form mental images of objects.

Riddles and Children's IQ Development
By Natalie Aranda

Today, riddles are part of children's education and they serve to develop mental skills in children. Trivia and pictorial riddles are easy to understand for all kids, and yet fun and challengeable.

Chess Games for Kids
By Eddie Tobey

Studies carried out in different countries have clearly shown that chess games build up concentration, perception, self-discipline, planning and much more. In other words, chess games for kids combine developmental thinking and enjoyment.


Q1: I have identical twin boys who seem very bright. I spend a lot of time teaching them, so find it hard to distinguish what is simply learned from exposure and what is their natural ability. I would also be very interested to know in the case of identical twins does it follow that if one twin is gifted the other will also be?

A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on gifted children with Above-Average Advancement here.

Q2:  I want to know whether there is any way of bringing my nephew's intelligence to someone's attention and getting him tested. He is 3 years old.

He is extremely inquisitive, has a very accurate and amazing memory. Counts in English and French, recognizes written words, knows his alphabet, all his colours and what they make if you mix them together....So, do you think he could be gifted? And if so how could we get him tested. He comes from a working class family. Thanks.

A: From your description, I believe your nephew may be gifted. You did not mention any effort in helping him learn, so I assume that he is learning on his own without much help – a natural innate trait of gifted children ... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on A Possibly Gifted Toddler - The Next Move here.


The IQ Answer: Maximizing Your Child's Potential
By Dr. Frank Lawlis

In the bestselling The ADD Answer, Dr. Frank Lawlis provided thousands with valuable information about treatments for ADD and ADHD. Now he shares his expert advice on how to unleash the power of the mind.

Through his groundbreaking thirteen-step method, Dr. Lawlis offers clear, easy-to-follow strategies for overcoming thinking patterns that hamper success. Many case studies of his former patients illustrate how these simple techniques can change lives. The result of years of clinical research, his program is a mind, body, and soul approach that includes breathing exercises and nutritional advice.



Parent's Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education

This book gives parents an insiders look at how the selection process for special programs really works. It answers questions such as how schools identify gifted students and who gets tested and why. It also discusses the question of whether gifted classes are right for your child. It reveals what the signs of giftedness are and why every parent should recognize the signs of this as well as learning disabilities.

This book presents the common discussion of what an IQ score means and if there is a down side to having a high IQ, and if there are special programs available for bright kids with learning disabilities. This book is a must for all parents and grandparents.




Top Brains Vying for World Memory Title
Gulf Daily News August 31, 2007

TODAY will see the start of a gruelling three-day competition in which some of the brightest minds in the world will be vying for the title of champion.

Teenagers' Health and Education Could be Threatened by a New Phenomenon
This is Scunthorpe August 30, 2007

Teenagers' health and education could be threatened by a new phenomenon - junk sleep.

Students Set Own Pace in Online Cyberschool
AZ Central August 30, 2007

Carl Wilson can go to school in his pajamas. His daily commute to classes is measured in steps rather than miles.

Get Your Kids Hooked on Seafood
Thousand Oaks Acorn August 30, 2007

How does this year's National Spelling Bee champion spell success? S-E-A-F-O-O-D. Champion speller Evan O'Dorney has a unique precompetition ritual. He enjoys eating a tuna fish sandwich.

IQ at Five Foretells Earning Potential
The Sydney Morning Herald August 31, 2007

WORKING mothers need no longer feel guilty, according to new research which has found that children who attend preschool have the best chance at a prosperous working life.

Theories Abound on Boys' Slow Reading
Pittsburgh Post Gazzette August 30, 2007

In recent years, boys have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. A Newsweek cover story focuses on "The Boy Crisis." Business Week writes about "The New Gender Gap." First lady Laura Bush leads a campaign to help boys do better in school.


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