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The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child
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Volume #2   Issue #23

ISSN: 0219-7642    Sep 10, 2004

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Hi Everyone,

We've had a great response on "Ask an Expert" by Dr. Sandhu that I announced to this list two weeks ago. If you had sent in your question, please be patient if did not hear any response from her. This is because Dr. Sandhu has many requests to answer and keep in mind that she is doing this free service on part-time basis.  To share her views on gifted children, I have added the 'Ask an Expert' column below for your reading pleasure. Please feel free to send in your comment and feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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Q: How do I identify a gifted child?

A: To recognize if a child is gifted, there are numerous characteristics that are distinct to gifted individuals and quite easily observable, especially for parents. See Dr. Sandhu's detail answer on the characteristic of gifted children here.

Q: What is that one important thing I must do to increase my son's IQ level?

A: Unfortunately, there is no single best way to increase one's IQ. It requires a combination of methods and a great deal of effort. See Dr. Sandhu's complete answer on Increase children IQ Level here


Parents Guide to Raising a Gifted Child 
By James Alvino, Ph.D

A practical, informative, and authoritative primer for raising and educating our gifted children from preschool to adolescence. Beginning with sensible strategies to determine whether -- and in which area -- your child is gifted, this book takes parents through selecting an appropriate day-care center, a school, and a home reference library.





Little wonders
The Tribune Aug 28, 2004

They show exceptional abilities at an early age. They are subjects of envy as well as adulation. Priyanka Singh delves into the intriguing world of prodigies and finds out that these little geniuses require sensitive nurturing and the right kind of push. Excessive pressure could be harmful to their development.

Mercury levels in fish a3 concern for at-risk groups Sep 1, 2004

THE federal government advises eating fish but in limited amounts if you're pregnant, nursing, a woman who might become pregnant or a young child. That's because methylmercury, an industrial pollutant from coal-burning power plants and other sources, turns up in fish and can harm an unborn baby or young child's developing nervous system and brain.

Preterm Birth Impairs Brain Development
Reuters UK Aug 30, 2004

Brain volumes are significantly reduced in children who were born prematurely compared with children born at full-term, investigators report in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Fattest newborns are likely to be most intelligent Aug 21, 2004

Next time you see a plump baby, compliment the parents on how smart their child will be, as a new study has shown that baby fat is linked to the size of babies' heads and future intelligence.

Get homework off to good start
The Mercury News Sep 1, 2004

The quest for havoc-free homework should start in kindergarten and first grade, when assignments are short, educators say. (The National Parent-Teacher Association and the National Education Association recommend no more than 10 minutes of homework multiplied by grade level each night. So ideally, first-graders would have no more than 10 minutes of homework a night.)


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