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


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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "

Volume #5   Issue #14

ISSN: 0219-7642    Mar 11, 2007

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With the new season of Desperate Housewives (America's favorite nighttime soap opera) returns now every Monday night, my wife has stressed that nobody (of course, her children and husband) should disturb her during the air time of the show. I just don't get it. What's so great about the show? Are men and women so different? Are we really process information differently? Here is a good example:


I asked him what was wrong - he said, "Nothing." I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said it had nothing to do with me and not to worry.

On the way home I told him that I loved him, he simply smiled and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior; I don't know why he didn't say,"I love you, too."

When we got home I felt as if I had lost him, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there and watched TV. he seemed distant and absent.

Finally I decided to go to bed. About 10 minutes later he came to bed. I decided that I could not take it anymore, so I decided to confront him
with the situation but he had fallen asleep.

I started crying and cried until I too fell asleep. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else.

My life is a disaster.







Today Man U lost to Arsenal. Shit...

Note: Man U and Arsenal are soccer teams in UK.

You have a great week. By the way, for those readers from Singapore, be sure you check out Dr. Sandhu's interview on Testing for Giftedness in 'Motherhood' magazine March issue.

Thought for today:
Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still. " - Linda Brakeall

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Andrew Loh
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Positive Parenting: The Benefits That Last A Lifetime
By Michelle Bery

Raising children can be subjective and complicated. But there are many hard and fast rules that seem to bridge the gap between a myriad of parenting styles. Positive parenting - offering children positive feedback for their achievements and efforts - can go a long way towards raising positive, emotionally healthy adults.

Is Your Child Becoming A Praise Junkie?
By Michael Grose

Can parents praise children too much? For years parenting experts have claimed that praise is important for children's self-esteem so parents have immersed children in words of praise. But too much praise can demotivate children rather than motivate them to extend themselves and take risks.



The Power of Positive Parenting : A Wonderful Way to Raise Children
By Dr. Glenn I. Latham

This is a child-rearing manual that provides practical methods for working with children. This instructional book goes a long way in helping parents to resolve problems using specific strategies for dealing with inappropriate behavior of children. In general, it's a book about child-rearing practices and how the management of consequences can be the key to creating good home environment.





Rewards for Kids!: Ready-To-Use Charts & Activities for Positive Parenting
By Virginia M. Shiller, Ph.D

Dr. Shiller's method is to teach parents how to enter into dialogues with their children so that the Reward Plans they develop are customized to their own families and so that both kids and parents are motivated to give them a try.

Instead of simply giving the adults rules to follow, she provides explanations of the underlying principles so that the parents themselves can learn how to address common behavioral problems in a caring and creative manner. Specific examples are given of such common battlegrounds as struggles over bedtimes, picking on siblings, and homework. She describes how to use humor and creativity in order to enlist the cooperation of the children, so that they can become able to experience the rewards of self-control.



'Brain-building' toys get taken down a peg March 5, 2007

The Academy of Pediatrics is not going so far as to tell parents what toys to buy young children, but it would approve. "We like simple toys that encourage imagination. That's when learning occurs," says Kenneth Ginsburg , a pediatrician at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and lead author of the AAP statement on the importance of free play.

Spending time supports child's brain development
Scoop Feb 23, 2007

Leading paediatricians say giving children time is especially important for growth and development in the first three years of life. New Zealand Brainwave Trust’s medical spokesperson Dr Simon Rowley, says research suggests children who are nurtured, given every opportunity to explore the world and enjoy a variety of positive experiences, become flexible, empathetic and intelligent members of society in later life.

Performance IQ and gene link confirmed
Record Mar 8, 2007

If you're particularly good with puzzles or chess, the reason may be in your genes. A team of scientists led by School of Medicine psychiatric geneticists has gathered the most extensive evidence to date that a gene that activates signaling pathways in the brain influences one kind of intelligence. The researchers confirmed a link between the gene CHRM2 and performance IQ, which involves a person's ability to organize things logically.

Your brain on music
NTimes Colonist Feb 25, 2007

Subsequent studies on the effects of playing music have shown it also helps to develop linguistic, logical, mathematical and co-ordination skills in children. Some of the leading research in this area is taking place in Canada.

Link Between Morbid Obesity in Toddlers and Low IQ
Associated Content Mar 5, 2007

It is a well-known fact that obesity leads to health problems such as diabetes, hypertension and elevated cholesterol. Recent research suggests that there may be intellectual and cognitive effects as well. Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered a link between morbid obesity in toddlers and lower IQ scores, cognitive delays and brain lesions similar to those seen in Alzheimer's disease patients.

Moms who eat more fish have brainier babies
YobServer Feb 27, 2007

pregnant women who limit their fish and seafood consumption or eat no more than three portions a week may be doing their unborn babies more harm than good, increasing the risk of their children developing poor verbal and social skills, according to a study from the National Institutes of Health, in the USA.

ALPHA bets gifted can be identified at kindergarten Mar 5, 2007

I can tell you that any child who can read going into kindergarten is going to have a problem in kindergarten. They’re going to be bored out of their mind.


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