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- By Inderbir Sandhu, Ph.D


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Volume #3   Issue #04

ISSN: 0219-7642    Nov 19, 2004

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Welcome to the 2nd year anniversary for BrainyZine! I'd like to thank you, among many hundreds of subscribers, for opening BrainyZine, reading it and learning from it, and sending me your feedback and questions. It's been a great run since Nov 15, 2002. Mighty cool!

Come to think of it, last year this time, I ask myself this question: "Will I continue to do this?" Typically, I spent about 6-8 hours to edit an issue. Financially, only makes enough to cover its' web hosting and autoresponder cost. Like I told Dr. Sandhu, there was no compelling financial reason to continue to operate and BrainyZine. In the end, it's not how much money BrainyZine can make, but the positive impact of BrainyZine have on other people's lives that really matters. And I guess that's the only reason that keeps BrainyZine ongoing. I want to thank you so much for staying with me. Also, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Sandhu for her times and contribution to BrainyZine. Take care!

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Attitudes-Based Learning (or ABL, for short) is a program initiated in the year 2000 to inculcate positive attitudes and characters in children and teens.

IQ, Intelligence and Brain Development- Another Breastfeeding Benefit

Modern parents want to do everything they can to help their children's brain development. Never before have there been so many products and books sold that claim to help parents stimulate their baby's brain, assist in brain development, and give baby an intelligence "edge".


Smart Boys: Talent, Manhood and the Search for Meaning 
By Barbara A. Kerr Ph.D, Sanford J. Cohn

Why do so many of our brightest boys and young men underachieve in school and fail to reach their full potential in the world of work? Why do so many smart boys have problems with depression in adolescence or later in their adult years? The authors explore these questions using their extensive work with gifted youth, current research, examinations of other books, and personal interviews with gifted men who have experienced min-life crises or failures. This book is filled with many suggestions for parents and teachers to help smart boys stay smart, as well as thought-provoking insights for gifted men.



Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness (Revised Edition) 
By Barbara A. Kerr, Ph. D

Why do talented, gifted girls so often fail to realize their potential as they reach adolescence and adulthood? This outstanding book explores this question and offers practical advice to parents, teachers, and policy-makers about ways to help gifted girls continue to grow and succeed. Over 60,000 copies sold!




Do Smart Toys Really Make Kids Smarter? Nov 6, 2004

No studies exist, they point out, to show that any of the toys or videos give children an intellectual edge over playmates who stick to old-fashioned building blocks and baby dolls.

Although researchers have found that some babies who are deprived of certain stimuli during the first years of life never completely recover, they have yet to demonstrate that increasing stimulation makes babies smarter. And some experts say the toys may even be detrimental to development because they lead children to focus on memorization rather than imagination and problem-solving abilities.

Understanding ADHD and the Creative Child
WebMDHealth Nov 13, 2004

Creativity and ADHD share similar traits. Now, some experts weigh in on how frequently the two are confused. "People who don't understand intelligence and giftedness and creativity think that if you're smart you ought to know how to behave, and if you don't behave you're not smart -- or you have something wrong with you -- but that couldn't be further from the truth," says Minnesota child psychologist Deborah Ruf, PhD.

Give a child help to start into reading
Detroit Free Press Nov 17, 2004

Boosting confidence is key to helping children learn to read, experts say. And learning to read -- and enjoying it -- is essential to a child's later success in life.

> See the book Teaching Kids to Read for Dummies by Tracey Wood

Some parenting advice bizarre, abusive
SunCurrent Nov 11, 2004

In the book, "Your Child's Emotional Health" by the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, we learn that a parent is never more important to a child's physical and emotional well-being than during the pre-school years. We also know that parents are their child's most significant teachers, and that environmental influences clearly affect brain development.

Health Canada reviewing fish guidelines
CNews Canada Nov 17, 2004

Studies over the last decade suggest that even low levels of mercury in a mother's blood or breast milk can affect the developing brain of her child, leading to learning disabilities and lower intelligence.

Nestle Launches NESTLE(R) GOOD START(R) Supreme Soy DHA & ARA
Yahoo! News Nov 11, 2004

Though experts agree breastmilk is best, moms who cannot or choose not to breastfeed will be comforted to know that now there is complete iron-fortified nutrition in a milk-free, lactose-free formula that uniquely combines both Supreme Soy Proteins specially designed to be easy-to-digest and DHA & ARA for healthy brain and eye development. 


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