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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 #9   Issue #18

ISSN: 0219-7642    Mar 20, 2011

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The painful tragedy of Japan is still lingering in our minds. As we try to cope with the intensity of the damage, we also attempt to focus on all those closely-knit and traditional families that lost near and dear ones, especially those tiny ones who departed this world immaturely. The humongous loss of life is too painful for all those families in the world that care for family values and tradition.

It brings to our mind and conscience that how resilient and tolerant are Japanese. In spite of a large scaled tragedy, amazing Japanese families are tolerant, patient and persevering in their approach to the aftermath of the tragedy.

Let us pause for a moment and pray for all those who suffered and are trying to cope with the future events! Please donate to the Red Cross at your local community if you can help! So many times, life in unpredictable. So kiss longer, laugh harder and smile sweeter!

Thought for today:
"One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering." - Anonymous

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Andrew Loh
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Helping Children to Control Anger
Anger is common in children and it pays to know more about anger. Help your children to learn to control their anger and impulses.

Helping Children to Control Anger - Anger Management Techniques
Anger management is all about helping children to find appropriate and effective ways to express their anger. Here are some practical ways to help children manager anger.


The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child Is Out of Control
By Timothy Murphy, Ph.D and Loriann Hoff Oberlin

Will a hard-to-handle six-year-old make headlines later for shooting up a school? It is unlikely, but parents need to know how to deal with an angry child--how to help the child manage anger and aggression, and how to recognize the signs of serious problems. Psychologist, child development expert, and Pennsylvania state senator Murphy offers "easy-to-follow strategies for coping with all the conflicts, both large and small, that arise each day."

With simple, direct techniques, Dr. Murphy shows it is possible to help an angry child understand what triggers his outbursts and develop new approaches for coping with potentially explosive situations. Identifying the ten telling characteristics of an angry child, Dr. Murphy provides examples from his clinical experience to help adults guide their children to more responses that are appropriate.


How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger (Laugh and Learn)
By Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis

Anger is a part of life. We cannot avoid it, we should not stuff it, and we cannot make it go away. Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to kids and offers strategies they can start using immediately. Blending tips and ideas with jokes and funny cartoons, it guides kids to understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways - some healthy, some not.

It teaches them how to recognize anger in themselves and others, how to deal with situations and emotions (loneliness, guilt, frustration, fear) that lead to or mask anger, and how to deal with the anger they feel. Young readers learn that violence is not acceptable and there are better, safer ways to resolve conflicts.



Breastfeeding aids child brain development, study finds
The Guardian Mar 13, 2011

Breastfeeding produces not only healthier babies but also brighter children, according to a study. As little as four weeks of breastfeeding for a new-born infant has a "positive and significant effect" on brain development, it finds, right up to secondary school and beyond.

Is emotional intelligence as important as IQ?
The Age Mar 15, 2011

Emotional intelligence is all about understanding, managing and effectively using emotions - or having a high "emotional intelligence", according to neuroscientist Con Stough.

How to parent a gifted child
My Joy Online Mar 01, 2011

Statistically, most children are not “gifted”. While they are always exceptional to us, they are probably not exceptional to the point of being gifted. If you feel your child is well beyond advanced, however, don't ignore it.

Gifted students have special needs
Inside Halton Mar 04, 2010

As a child with an IQ over 150, I was very unhappy. There was nothing at home or at school that was geared to me. Outside of school, I enjoyed sports, but beyond that, friendships were difficult.

Experts laud early education
Sentinel Mar 15, 2011

Kathy Colfer sees early childhood education as having an impact on the Maine economy in three ways: It generates many Maine jobs and creates revenues; it supports thousands of children of Maine's working parents - and 80 percent of that workforce is made up of parents who need childcare; and it supports healthy brain development for the children who are our future workforce.

Gifted Lives: What Happens When Gifted Children Grow Up
Cypnow Mar 08, 2011

By documenting the lives of 20 gifted children, the author illustrates many of the problems they face. These include perfectionism, challenging behavior, underachievement and bullying.


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