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Volume #5 Issue #16
ISSN: 0219-7642 Apr 8, 2007
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Parents - We Can't Escape What We Model
By Dr. Randy Cale
Children watch and absorb every move their parents make. This
includes every word that comes out of their mouth and every body
language move that is made. They absorb everything parents do
because they want to be just like them. By modeling good and
appropriate behavior you are able to have children who behave
appropriately as well.
Teaching Children - Should You Let Nature Take Its Course Or Intervene?
By Donald Saunders
The role of parents in teaching children about the consequences of
their actions is not always an easy one and one of the difficult
choices we face is whether to intervene to teach our children a
particular lesson or to simply stand back and let them learn from
their own experience. Even if we manage to get over this hurdle we
still then face the second hurdle if we decide to intervene of
deciding just how we should intervene.
Brain-Building Nutrition: How Dietary Fats and Oils Affect Mental, Physical, and Emotional Intelligence
By Dr. Michael A. Schmidt
In this new, updated edition of
the classic book on brain performance and nutrition, Dr.
Schmidt provides a host of practical dietary information and
new, ground-breaking research to support his findings. A
remarkable but little known fact is that the brain is nearly
60 percent fat.
The author helps the reader
distinguish between harmful and beneficial fats and oils,
and warns the "French Fry Generation" of the dangers of a
poor diet. The effects of nutrition on mood, memory and
behavior are explained by a number of compelling case
studies. Finally, the author presents various strategies for
enhancing mental, physical and emotional intelligence
through the conscious use of supplements and a healthy diet.
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Beyond IQ: Youngsters Who Can Focus on the Task at Hand Do Better in Math
Scientific America Mar 26, 2007
Turns out that sheer intelligence is not enough to become a young
math whiz. It also takes a good attention span and training your
mind to "self regulate" or focus on the task at hand.
The measure for academic success for decades has been a person's
intelligence quotient, or IQ. But new research published in the
journal Child Development says that a thought process called
"executive functioning," which governs the ability to reason and
mentally focus, also plays a critical role in learning, especially
when it comes to math skills.
Self-regulation plays major role in early child achievement
News-Medical.net Apr 3, 2007
The researchers found that all aspects of children's self-regulation
are uniquely related to their academic abilities, over and above
their intelligence. They also found that one particular aspect of
self-regulation, termed the inhibitory control aspect of brain
function used in planning, problem solving, and goal-directed
activity, is predictive of all academic outcomes but was
particularly associated with early ability in math.
Ways to make your kids smarter
Nigeria Tribune Mar 29, 2007
Intelligence, an inherited gift can both be nurtured and enhanced by
the right environment. While intelligence clearly has a genetic
component, scientific research is beginning to show that certain
approaches boost learning and mental development in young minds.
Find the proven strategies for building your child's brainpower
scientists have outlined here.
Parent to Parent: Baby brains
WHDH-TV Mar 26, 2007
"Just having a conversation, even though it's a one-sided
conversation, increases their vocabulary connections and language
connections." Another baby step is showing them how much you love
them. Bridget Martel, brain researcher:"Touching and snuggling
and cuddling and smooching and kissing their cheeks are all really
fun to do, but we've found it really has a big impact on the brain
with the connections they make. That power of touch is incredibly
important with neurological connections.".
Largest US Child Study Finds Early Child Care Linked to Aggression and Disobedience
LifeSite Mar 26, 2007
Analysis of the largest, longest running, and most comprehensive
study of child care in the United States has found that the more
time children spent in center-based care before kindergarten, the
more likely their teachers were to report such problem behaviors as
"gets in many fights," "disobedient at school," and "argues a lot.".
Young child's brain is wired to learn new languages
InsideBayArea Mar 25, 2007
A child's brain is primed to learn languages - at least for the
first 10 to 12 years of life. After that, many researchers believe
language acquisition is more difficult as we progress through
adolescence and adulthood.
Toddlers benefit from tumbling
argus Observer Mar 25, 2007
One way children’s brains develop hand manipulation and body
awareness is through tumbling or gymnastics, Becky Wolery, All Star
Gymnastics and Cheerleading, said. "People don’t realize how
important it is," she said. "Motor skills are very important for the
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