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


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Volume #2   Issue #11

ISSN: 0219-7642    Mar 19, 2004

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Hi Everyone,

Happy St. Patrick's Day! St. Patrick day is an Irish's festival. To inline with everyone wearing green, I decided to use a lot of green on the newsletter today....8-). I still remembered the first Saint Patrick's Day parades I visited with my friends more than 10 years ago at Kansas City, USA was a memorable one. Each of us bought and put on a "green hat" to avoid getting pinched. However, putting on a "green hat" to Chinese also signify our spouse has committed adultery ;-). It was certainly a fun day to remember as we teased each other while wearing the "green hat"...8-). Anyway, as green also marks the start of spring, I hope you have great fun in coming weeks. Take care.

p/s: here is a link to understand the history of St. Patrick's Day

Andrew Loh
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Students Learning From Video Games
The L.A Daily News Feb 23, 2004

Some 8,500 elementary students are pointing-and-clicking their way to a better understanding of math, playing specially designed video games that administrators say have led to impressive double-digit gains on standardized tests.

Created by a nonprofit group called the MIND Institute, the games are paired with a music curriculum that teaches students how to visualize and think critically about math concepts.

Schizopherenia Link to Lead Petrol
BBC News Feb 14, 2004

US scientists say they have found a link between exposure to lead in the womb and schizophrenia in adulthood. Dr Ezra Susser, from Columbia University in New York, believes that lead may interfere with the growth of nerve cells in the baby's brain during a developmental period known as synaptogenesis, when brain cells make many connections to one another.

Parents Wired To Respond To Child
BBC News Dec 25, 2003

The brains of parents - especially mothers - appear to be wired up to respond to the cries of babies.

Brain Scan Clue to Delayed Speech
BBC News Nov 30, 2003

Children with delayed speech tend appear to use a different part of their brain to listen, research suggests. The researchers also found that the children with delayed speech had less total brain activity indicates that they are less stimulated by language than normal.

The researchers say their findings suggest that children with speech problems should be given help as soon as possible. They suggest that if a one-year-old child has not made verbal sounds - or if his or her speech is extremely unclear compared with that of children of similar age - then it may be advisable for parents to seek advice.


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