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The Secrets to Raising a Smarter Child
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Volume #4   Issue #4

ISSN: 0219-7642    Oct 30, 2005

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Halloween!! It's that 'Trick-Or-Treating' times of the year and it is one of the favorite holiday in many countries. Many parties and spooky things will be going on for the next three nights. So, have you got your kid a unique Halloween costume - Witch, Scarecrow, Hobo? Better still, have you put on your home's Halloween costume yet? While it is an exciting night for children and a busy time for you, do remember to follow the Halloween safety tips for your kids so that everyone has a happy and fun filled Halloween.

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Q1: My son took the third grade terra Nova tests and scored very high. His scores ranged from a 5th grade to 12th grade level with an average of 9th grade level. He also has ADHD and gets into trouble in class because he says he is "bored". He is on the 504 plan in school which I think makes the school view him differently than they might another child with these results. My question is where can or should I go from here?

A: Find Dr. Sandhu's answer on ADHD Children and Boredom

Q2: What types of behavior would a advanced 2.5 year old display?
My son has a large vocabulary- speaks in full sentences. He asks why, what, who, where and when questions. When interested in an activity will play for long periods of time. He has a wonderful imagination ... These are just some of the things he does. Is my son advanced or are all these things normal for his age?

A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on advanced development of a toddler

Q3: I am from the Philippines (which unfortunately do not have a wide knowledge of giftedness). My daughter is 2 years & 9 months now & studying in Nursery 1. I refuse to believe (though I detect it myself) that she is gifted until her teacher noticed it too. Here in Cebu (one city in the Philippines), we only have 1 Doctor who caters to Child Behavioral Development and assessment would cost us 1,500.00 PhP ($1 USD = 56Php). That's why I would like to ask your assessment or your impression if she is really gifted since I cannot right away send her to that Doctor for evaluation for monetary reasons....

A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on early signs of a gifted child




Art Table and Chair Set - Red
* By GuideCraft USA

Use this solid wood table for coloring, painting, or drawing. It can also be used without paper as a project table! Features a paper roll caddy and a child-friendly paper cutter. Set includes table, chair & paper roll. Some assembly required.









2 in 1 Snug Secure Swing
* By Little Tikes
* Review: 4 Stars

Young children will get the hang of hanging with this cute swing from Little Tikes. Its blue plastic body sports sturdy yellow shoulder straps and a red T-bar to keep babies and toddlers safe; the T-bar can be removed for older kids. Parents should make sure not to hang the swing above concrete or another hard surface, and they should check that the support structure is secure. (The instructions don't specify how to attach the swing to the support.) The swing holds a maximum weight of 50 pounds.






Brain Power
Greeley Tribune Oct 22, 2005

The best way to build your baby's brain power is simply to hang out and have fun with your kid. Babies learn from their experiences, said Judy Gump, professor of early childhood education at Aims Community College in Greeley. The more parents can do to expose their children to different experiences and senses, the better she said.

Is poor nutrition putting your kid's future at risk? Oct 24, 2005

A one-year-old needs about 1,000 calories a day to sustain that high growth rate. If they don't get the nutrition their bodies need, brain cells do not develop properly and a permanent shortage may result - which can also result in lowered IQ. But it isn't just a case of having enough to eat.

Moms and Mercury: Fine-Tuning Fish Consumption during Pregnancy Oct 21, 2005

Due to ongoing concerns that high mercury intake via fish can cause adverse neurologic effects in the developing fetus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now recommends that expectant mothers should limit their consumption of fish to two or fewer meals per week.

To spank or not to spank Oct 22, 2005

Kids need discipline, but a swat isn't always good option, experts say.

Don't Mix Apples And Oranges Oct 28, 2005

If males and females look and behave differently in so many ways the premise that they should be taught differently does make sense. It is well known that girls are approximately a year and half ahead of boys in reading and writing ability, as the US department of education recognises.

Dolphin sounds 'aid brain growth in unborn child'
Telegraph Oct 23, 2005

Expectant mothers have played music to their unborn children for years in the belief that it gives their babies a good early start. Now scientists say that the squeals and squeaks of dolphins may be more effective at stimulating brain growth in a foetus.

Baby IQ Device Opens Communications with the Unborn
MobileMag Oct 26, 2005

This device is considered to be an effective state-of-the-art communicator that facilitates intimate communications and development of the emotional bond between mother and child when the latter is in the womb.


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