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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #12 Issue #04
ISSN: 0219-7642 Jul 7, 2013
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It might never be possible to raise an Einstein or a Newton. For that matter, it is also very difficult to
raise a legendary singer or a dancer. However, recent research suggests that every child will have his or
her own hidden intelligence and talent that is dormant until someone helps to break it out of the shell. In
fact, parents could help their children expand their inner talent and hidden potential to become stars of
One of the best ways to help children is to nurture natural talent and refine it to the best possible extent.
Most children are born talented however it is also almost always hidden within their body and soul. Any
hidden talent and intelligence is always linked to Gardner's multiple intelligences. If a child exhibits
certain intelligence, parents may like to help children indulge in those activities that assist them boost
and refine that intelligence.
Unwrapping a child's hidden talent and potential might take some time and calibrated action plan on part of
a parent. However, it is a worthwhile activity that can significantly impact children's eventual performance,
both in the school and out of it. All the best!
Thought for today:
"Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" - Benjamin Franklin
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Identifying Hidden Talents in Children - Part I
Every child is naturally talented and skilled. Identifying hidden talents in a child is a vital duty for parents
because it might help to unlock hidden potential in their children. Click to learn more.
Identifying Hidden Talents in Children - Part II
Children, who hide their talents and skills, can never do it for long. They are bound to explode them if given an
opportunity. Parents have an immense responsibility to unlock children's hidden potential. Read the article to learn more.
Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
By Howard Gardner, Ph.D
The theory of multiple intelligences was proposed by Howard
Gardner in this book as a model of intelligence that
differentiates it into specific (primarily sensory)
"modalities", rather than seeing it as dominated by a single
Gardner argues that there is a wide range of cognitive
abilities, but that there are only very weak correlations
among them. For example, the theory postulates that a child
who learns to multiply easily is not necessarily more
intelligent than a child who has more difficulty on this
task. The child who takes more time to master multiplication
may best learn to multiply through a different approach, may
excel in a field outside mathematics, or may be looking at
and understanding the multiplication process at a
fundamentally deeper level.
Such a fundamental understanding can result in slowness and
can hide a mathematical intelligence potentially higher than
that of a child who quickly memorizes the multiplication
table despite possessing a shallower understanding of the
process of multiplication.
In Their Own Way: Discovering and Encouraging Your Child's Multiple Intelligences
By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D
Does your child have a favorite
subject, activity, or hobby? Children learn in multiple
ways, and educator Thomas Armstrong has shown hundreds of
thousands of parents and teachers how to locate those unique
areas in each of our children where learning and creativity
seem to flow with special vigor.
In this fully updated classic on multiple intelligences,
Armstrong sheds new light on the "eight ways to bloom," or
the eight kinds of "multiple intelligences." While everyone
possesses all eight intelligences, Armstrong delineates how
to discover your child's particular areas of strength among
The book shatters the conventional wisdom that brands our
students as "underachievers," "unmotivated," or as suffering
from "learning disabilities," "attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder," or other "learning diseases."
Armstrong explains how these flawed labels often overlook
students who are in possession of a distinctive combination
of multiple intelligences, and demonstrates how to help them
acquire knowledge and skills according to their sometimes
The IQ mineral
Border Mail July 01, 2013
One UK study published in the medical journal The Lancet in May,
reported that children of women with a mild to moderate iodine
deficiency in pregnancy had lower scores for verbal IQ, reading
accuracy and reading comprehension, compared to children born to
women with adequate iodine intakes.
Will a new learning system really make your children smarter?
Herald.ie July 04, 2013
Released in May, SMART stands for Strengthening Mental Abilities
with Relational Training and it has been developed over the last 20
years by behavioural and educational psychologists as an
intervention for those who may have learning difficulties, but also
for kids who simply are not reaching their educational potential for
Breastfed babies 'upwardly mobile' study claims
Nursing Times July 02, 2013
Previous research has linked breastfeeding to a number of health
benefits for the baby, including improved brain function and reduced
vulnerability to infection. But can breastfeeding your child really
have any lasting benefit? A recent study suggests it can.
Taste June 16, 2013
Author George Elliott wrote, 'no man can be wise on an empty stomach'. While no single food can make you brilliant,
good nutrition is important. The brain is a hungry organ, needing a steady supply of nutrients.
9 Smart Ways to Help Build Your Child's Vocabulary
Parade July 01, 2013
“There’s a lot of emphasis on vocabulary these days, which is
interesting, because little kids are essentially word-learning
machines,” says Christine Dollaghan, Ph.D., professor in the school
of behavioral and brain sciences at the University of Texas at
Dallas. “It’s hard for them to avoid learning new words, and the
best thing that parents can do is really just talk to their children
all the time. Experts call this ‘bathing’ your child in language,
and the more your talk and the more words you use, the larger your
child’s vocabulary will be.”.
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