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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 #6   Issue #3

ISSN: 0219-7642    Sep 23, 2007

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As a parent where do your responsibilities lie for your child's education? Most parents readily agree that schools alone are not responsible for developing children into mature and well educated adults. Most parents readily agree that it is partly their responsibility to help mold their child into a successful and well educated adult. From this concept it has been discovered that many parents enjoy teaching their children fully, while still others prefer to have an official teacher.

However, still there is the ideas that you can combine the two methods. If you are uncomfortable with taking over your child's education fully you can always create a homeschool plan that will work in conjunction to your child's normal schoolwork to help them where it is needed most and help develop the skills you as the parents want to see developed.

With more parents considering homeschool each year, more are also considering a combination of the methods. The ultimate result for all parents is the same, raising a happy healthy child. How each family chooses to get there is entirely up to them. With the help of this newsletter it is my hope that you can discover some things that you can do with your child to help further their education, either completely from your home, or as a joint venture with their teachers.

Thought for today:
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. " - Arnold Schwarzenegger

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How to Get Started in Home Schooling?
By Jay Moncliff

If you are a parent who find homeschooling a bit of a great task, here is a list of some tips on how to get you started in home schooling your child.

Homeschooling Your Children and the Ins and Outs of Do It Yourself Education
By Donald Saunders

Many people see homeschooling very much as 'do it yourself education' and most parents immediately see themselves as the 'you' in 'yourself'. As a consequence, many parents who have busy lives earning a living or undertaking other important activities, and especially single parents, tend to dismiss any ideas of homeschooling out of hand. But are they wise to take this course of action?

Pros and Cons of Home Schooling
By Diane Crawford

What are the pros and cons of home schooling? Find out here!



Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
By: Rebecca Rupp

Finally, homeschoolers have a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts. , Rebecca Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school.





Homeschooling for Success: How Parents Can Create a Superior Education for Their Child
By Rebecca Kochenderfer, Elizabeth Kanna, Robert T. Kiyosaki

Statistics show that homeschooled children score higher on the SAT and ACT exams than traditionally schooled children, and by the 8th grade are doing work four grades above their level. Now, for the more than two million parents who currently homeschool their childrenand the countless others who are considering this educational optionthefounders of the #1 homsechooling Web site,, present a comprehensive, nondenominational guide that can help anyone create a customized education to suit the strengths and weaknesses of their child.

This book covers everything from getting started to legal requirements to single and working parent concerns and is an essential resource for anyone interested in homeschooling.


Coordination Determines IQ
The Times of India September 14, 2007

Many areas in the human brain work together to determine a person's intelligence according to a latest research. In fact it is how efficiently information travels through the brain that determines how smart you are rather than the sheer size of your brain.

Bringing Up Brainy Baby
The Denver Post September 13, 2007

Boulder-based Infoture is selling a device to measure how much parents talk with young children. A small study correlated such speech with the level of later IQ.

All in the Genes?
The San Francisco Chronical September 17, 2007

Heredity versus environment, nature versus nurture: the argument over what best explains intelligence has been going strong for more than a century. It's been a nasty fight, with each side questioning the other's bona fides, and it's not just an academic squabble. What's at stake isn't simply the definition of good science but the meaning of the just society.

Professor Makes Case for Musical Mind
The Daily Sentinel September 18, 2007

Don’t forget to thank mom and dad for those piano lessons when you were a kid. Chances are, whether you liked it or not, the hours spent practicing scales and sonatinas probably made you a little bit smarter, Mesa State College biology professor Gary McCallister says.

Breakthrough Education
The Manila Bulletin Online September 20, 2007

The effective use of the hands by doodling, highlighting or taking notes to understand and retain new and difficult information is a learning preference of tactile learners. You will often catch them moving their fingers, twirling their pencils, doing any manner of sketches on any available piece of paper.

Lack of Love Could Impair A Baby's Development
CBS4 September 12, 2007

On any given day, blood curdling screams of abused and neglected children being separated from their parents, caretakers and siblings can be heard ricocheting through the halls of Miami-Dade juvenile court.

Throw Away Questionable Toys From Your Child's Room
The Detroit News September 18, 2007

The recall this summer of millions of children's toys contaminated by lead-based paint has left parents such as Natalie Gamble of Ventura, Calif., with more questions than answers.


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