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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 #2

ISSN: 0219-7642    July 25, 2010

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Spending quality and productive time with your children could be fantastic! However, most children never need their parents spending full time looking after them. In fact, they enjoy timely breaks from you as much you look for breaks from them.

When you feel that you have some free time, just go ahead and join your children. Become a child yourself and live every minute of it. You will be amazed to find that your life is suddenly blooming with millions of colorful hues and shades. Have a great week ahead!

Thought for today:
"Your children need your presence more than your presents." - Jesse Jackson

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Andrew Loh
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Important Internet Safety Tips for Kids - Part I
Usage of internet by children is very common today. Children use internet for a number of purposes like research, projects and communication. With all those immense benefits, internet also comes with many pitfalls. Internet could pose lot of potential problems to your children.

Important Internet Safety Tips for Kids - Part II
Children should know how to use internet services in a safe and effective manner. They should also know and understand about the potential dangers that always come along with the usage of internet. Parents may need to learn how to help their children use internet in a safe manner.


Q1: I have been reading the information on and would like to ask whether my son is brainy or whether its normal for his age. He is 2 years and 4mths old. He can count 1-10 and can identify each number. At the moment he is learning numbers between 10-20 and can nearly identify them all. He has also started to learn letters and spell his name. He knows at least 6 colors and at least six shapes by sight such as rectangle square circle hexagon kite star...

A: As a rule of thumb, gifted children would demonstrate development that is at least 30% more advanced than their peers. At two, it can be hard to determine giftedness, however, parents can tell if their child has a potential for giftedness. Today, it is much harder to determine giftedness since many children are exposed to various activities by parents; these activities actually make them learn faster regardless of ability..... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on Gifted or Average here.

Q2: I am the mother of a 9.5 month old baby girl (August 25, 2009 born) who shows advanced development, her milestones are briefed below:

  • Smile- 14 days

  • Laughter at 2.5m

  • Head control- 2.5 months

  • Turn- 3months (video)

  • Pulling up - 4.5 months (we did a mistake of keeping her in the walker (she started moving in the walker at 54 months) during that period, hence walking delayed - took first steps at 8 month 5 days)

  • Sitting without support- 4 months few days.

  • Transfer object from one hand to another - 4 months.

  • Pincer grasp - 4.5 months.

  • Hold her bottle on her own - 2 months 3weeks (video).

  • Eating on her own - 5 months.

  • Separation anxiety and stranger anxiety developed as early as 3 months.

  • Walking - 8 months.

  • First words (she called Vappa (father), Umma (mother)) discriminately- 6 month.....

A: From your description, there is no doubt that your baby has very advanced abilities that shows that she is potentially gifted. Her early development is milestones ahead of her peers and you are right in being concerned about her guiding her to develop her full potential.... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on Advanced Abilities here.


Internet Safety Tips For Kids & Parents: What Every Child & Parent Needs to Know!
By M K Wade

Parents and kids both need to learn and know about the dangers that lurk online in the world of cyberspace. As a parent you need to be aware of simple basic common sense strategies you can teach your children and teens to help keep them safe online. As a child or teenager you need to be aware of simple rules that can keep you safe while you still are able to enjoy exploring the online world.

This Information Superhighway is part of our children's everyday lives. Parents need to learn how they can help keep their children safe, teach them to take responsibility and make good choices while online. Both you and your child need to be able to recognize trouble spots and equip yourselves with the knowledge to stay safe.


Online Safety for Your Child: Learn Internet Safety For Kids And Keep Your Children Safe On The Internet
By K M S

Protect your child from the most dangerous online crimes lurking in the internet! Internet crime is at its peak. Worldwide statistics reveal the perils of the internet to vulnerable victims...such as children. Do all you can to make certain your child does not become a statistic!

This book gives you a comprehensive discussion on online safety and how to shield your child from the dangers of the internet. Learn to monitor your child's internet use whether at home, in school, or in other popular internet hotspots. Recognize the warning signs that can tell you if your child is in any danger online. Equip yourself on the skills of what to do when your child is in online trouble.



Good mothering passes benefits across generations, study reveals
Vancouver Sun July 14, 2010

Rat mothers who touch and groom their offspring create happier, smarter rats -- not just for one generation, but for successive generations, according to researcher Michael Meaney. Good mothering, in other words, changes the DNA of generations of rats.

Is your child getting enough omega-3s?
Dr Cutler July 19, 2010

Prominent paediatrician and author Dr. William Sears says the lack of omega-3 fatty acids in the diets of American children is "one of the biggest problems facing American children today."

Music Training Boosts Learning
Babble July 21, 2010

Ask just about anyone if they can play a musical instrument and you will likely get one of two answers: "Yes!" or "No, but I sure wish I could!" Music touches everyone and the ability to actually make it is pretty fantastic.

The Pitfalls in Identifying a Gifted Child
NY Times July 04, 2010

The purpose of identifying young gifted students is to recognize two groups of children: those who because of their advanced development need much greater challenges than they are likely to receive in a traditional education setting and those who may with intervention become advanced.

The brain: How children learn language
Parent Central July 16, 2010

What drives the students graduating with perfect marks from high schools in the GTA? Parents' expectations, peer rivalry, and a lot of intangibles.

Keeping Kids Safe on Cell phones
Forbes July 20, 2010

Colorado mother Sharon Hamilton thought she had a close eye on her son's technology use. The 15-year-old turned in his cell phone every night at 10 p.m. One evening, Hamilton became suspicious when he frantically deleted text messages before giving over his phone. Her worst fears were soon confirmed.

4 most common parenting mistakes
ABC Local July 15, 2010

Parents generally feel they have only two choices when misbehavior occurs: the first is control-based parenting, which is to punish the child because he's acting in a completely unacceptable manner.


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