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The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child
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Volume #2   Issue #22

ISSN: 0219-7642    Aug 27, 2004

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Hi Everyone,

I have good news to tell you today. Dr. Sandhu was a BrainyZine subscriber. She contacted me few weeks ago and after few emails communication, she has volunteered to provide f*ree advice on child's giftedness to all BrainyZine's readers. Dr. Sandhu holds a Ph.D in Educational Psychology (Gifted Education) from University of Cambridge, UK. Her areas of expertise include psychology and identification of the gifted and educational testing (namely IQ and creativity). So, take this opportunity to ask any specific questions that you may have on giftedness in young children at  "Ask an Expert". Dr Sandhu is providing this f*ree service at part-time basis, please be patient if you don't get her reply immediately. Have a great week ahead.

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One of the most powerful tools a parents have for raising their children is the natural emotional bond that exists between them and their child. Children who feel close to their parents will have a strong desire to obey them. No child with this type of connection to his parents will want to risk hurting that connection by disobeying them.

Making promises to your kids

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Dr. Toy's Smart Play : How To Raise A Child With a High PQ (Play Quotient) 
By Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D (Dr. Toy)

We've all heard of IQ but do you know your child's PQ or Play Quotient?

A child's ability to play does more than provide for fund and diversion; it is critical for his or her emotion and intellectual growth, an teaches everything from social skills to analytical thinking. For the developing mind of a child, learning to play is paramount--but is your child getting the most out of playtime? This book will tell you about that.



Creative Resources for Infants and Toddlers 
By Judy Herr Ph.D,  Terri Swim

Provides a wealth of information to parents, caregivers, and educators to assist in promoting healthy development of young children. Helps you create a strong foundation for the thinking, interacting, and learning progressions of the children in your care.






Dietary doctor says "Feed problem child more fat"
eMediaWires Aug 16, 2004

If your kids are "bouncing off the walls" or having concentration difficulties at home or school, the advice from a leading dietary doctor is, "Don't give them medication -- feed them more fat at the dinner table."

> See the book Fats that heal, Fats that kill by Dr. Udo Erasmus

Movement and infants Aug 19, 2004

Neurophysiologist Carla Hannaford, in her excellent book, Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head, states: "Physical movement, from earliest infancy and throughout our lives, plays an important role in the creation of nerve cell networks which are actually the essence of learning." She then goes on to relate how movement, because it activates the neural wiring throughout the body, makes the entire body not just the brain the instrument of learning.

> See the book Smart Moves: Why Learning is not all in your head by Carla Hannaford

National TV epidemic takes toll on children's minds and bodies
The Mercury News Aug 18, 2004

Sitting passively in front of the tube for hours is taking its toll on the bodies and minds of the United States' children. Studies have documented unhealthy effects on weight, attention span, reading skills and socialization among children who spend hours a day watching television or playing video games.


Experts concerned about children's creative thinking Aug 15, 2004

In recent years, many child development experts have voiced increasing concern over the fact that children are accorded little time or encouragement to engage in imaginative play. Too many children are overscheduled with school and other activities, according to these experts.

Anxiety in pregnancy linked to child's behavior problems
Medical News Today Aug 25, 2004

Children may be more likely to develop behavior problems like attention deficit disorder if their mothers report high levels of stress and anxiety during the earlier half of their pregnancy, researchers report in the journal Child Development.

How long should you breast-feed?
Kron 4 Aug 14, 2004

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breast-fed for at least 12 months and thereafter for as long as mutually desired. The only acceptable alternative to breast milk is infant formula iron fortified and solid foods can be introduced gradually when the baby is 6 months old, but a baby should drink breast milk or formula, not regular cow's milk, for a full year.


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