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Volume #4 Issue #12
ISSN: 0219-7642 Mar 5, 2006
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Do You Expect Too Much From Your Kids?
By Michael Grose
Expectations of children are tricky for parents. Expect too much of children and they may
become discouraged as they know they can't deliver on your expectations. Expect too little
and they may well meet your expectations and deliver very little. So, what is the 'right' expectation?
My son is 3 years 10 months old and severely speech delayed. At
present he will string together short commonly used phrases and will
repeat almost anything one prompts him to, but is by no means
conversational....Can my son be gifted even though is so behind in other areas?
A: Find Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Late Talker and Gifted
I have a hard time sending her to school. She doesn't feel like
going already. Also, she hates and cries being in a crowd, even with
relatives she know already. Is this connected to being gifted?
A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Fear of Crowd
My daughter (27.5 months) does not really engage in pretend or
imaginative play and I'm not sure if it's because we have not
fostered it or modeled it for her. Is that a skill she would develop
on her own? Is she too young for conversation? or even the early
stages of conversation? I worry that she just repeats and doesn't
initiate original conversation topics or recount things she did on
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Development of a Bright Toddler
He is able to recognize a guitar and drums and violin in
music that has multiple instruments playing together. Also
at 10 months he started speaking in complete sentences such
as "I want that, Mama." The other day he started
correcting my grammar such as, I said 5 bucks his response
was "It's 5 dollars, Mommy." At dinner I asked if
mommy was done eating. His response was "Mommy is now
finished with her dinner.".... Please tell me what
I have here. Is he a genius or am I just being his Mommy.
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Highly Advanced Development of a Toddler
Raising IQ: Help Your Children Reach Their Full Potential
By Nancy Lu
Nancy has two highly gifted children. Her son has an IQ of
194 and entered college at age 10. He got his Master in
Computer Science from Stanford University at age 16. Now he
is 19 and is working on his third year of the Math Ph.D.
program. Nancy’s daughter is also highly gifted with an IQ
of 189. She is a Jr. in college majoring in English and
She has poured her experiences raising two children with
high IQs into a book she hopes will help parents stir their
own children's creative juices.
Early 'detection' aids gifted children
IndyStar.com Feb 22, 2006
Recognizing and nurturing gifted students early is crucial for
parents to be able to properly meet their children's academic,
emotional and social needs, experts say.
Parents help needed for emotional, social growth
Exeter News Feb 21, 2006
The emotional experiences that children have from the moment they
are born influence how their brains develop. Babies learn that their
actions bring responses from their caregivers.
Leap Pad an effective tool, but doesn't replace mom and dad
WNDU-TV Feb 22, 2005
Educational computer games have been popular for a while now, and
now, there's a fun-learning device called a Leap Pad. When it comes
to learning to read, they can be a big help. However, they are not
intended to replace the time kids spend reading with mom and dad.
Fish-Heavy Diet May Have Fostered Human Brain Growth
FOXNews.com Feb 21, 2006
Human brains are bigger and better than any of our closest living or
dead non-human relatives in relation to body weight. Scientists say
we have fish and frogs to thank for this.
Children at risk from lack of iodine
The Sydney Morning Herald Feb 20, 2006
Iodine deficiency in pregnant and breastfeeding women can damage the
brain of a foetus and young baby, lowering the child's IQ by up to
15 points, cause hearing difficulties and stunt growth.
Keeping up with mother's milk
Los Angeles Times Feb 19, 2006
Formula companies keep trying to emulate human milk, but the mixture
still differs from the real stuff in key ways. "We know a lot about
what's in breast milk, but it's hard to replicate all the
ingredients," says Dr. Richard J. Deckelbaum, a professor of
pediatric nutrition at Columbia University and chairman of the
Institute of Medicine's infant formula safety committee.
Those ingredients include, among other things, living cells,
hormones, active enzymes and antibodies that fight infection.
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