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Volume #4 Issue #8
ISSN: 0219-7642 Jan 08, 2006
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Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a great and nice holiday. It's
a brand new 2006 and I've set new goals for myself. What about you?
Some of you may want to lose few pounds; while others may want to
quit smoking this year…. No matter what your goals are, personally I
believe the most important step to achieve your goal is the strong
reason why you're doing it in the first place! Once you have the
strong intention to meet your goal, you will subconsciously direct
your thoughts into effective planning and organized action towards
The mechanisms or methods to meet your goal are not important. For
example, there are hundred of ways to lose weight (did you know of a
diet method called 'cocktail' diet …;-). Most people who fail to
lose weight are mainly due to lack of intention. If you have such a
strong intention to achieve something, you'll find a method or way
to meet your goal. In other words, your level of success and
achievement in any area of life is depending upon your 'thoughts'.
OK, enough rambling. To help you kick off the New Year and it is the
first issue of BrainyZine in 2006, I want to share a gift with you.
It is an ebook titled "Setting Goals: A quick and easy way to
make sure you have direction in your life and business" by Paul
Smithson. You can
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Parent Spanking - The golden rule of child discipline?
By Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph.D
I have an 8 year old grandson, who although has never been tested,
is a gifted child. He also is a perfectionist. Just yesterday he
came home from school and had missed one spelling word out of 18 and
he just lost it. It is either success or failure for him. ....
A: Find Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Parenting the Gifted Perfectionist
From a television educational channel about a year ago
explained the development of the brain of a young child. It
was explained that a small section of a child's brain holds
music knowledge. By the time the child is 8 years old - this
small section brain usually closes and can no longer collect
Do you know of anyone who can explain that to me?
A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Music and Brain Development
My son recently took the Wesley test to enter the gifted program in
his school. He scored an average of 139 with a Math score of 149.
According to the tester he was off the chart literally. Where can I
find information about the testing and how to deal with a gifted
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
The WISC-IV Test of Intelligence
I wanted to know what are the symptoms of a slow developed brain of a 4 year old child?
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Brain development of a young child
Brain Games for Babies, Toddlers & Twos: 140 Fun Ways to Boost Development
Stimulate your baby's brainpower with this collection of 140
fun-filled games devised to increase brain development
during the critical period from 0-3 years. Grouped by age
and accompanied by information on related brain research,
the games have been developed meet the needs of each stage
of your child's young life - from a newborn's hand-eye
coordination to an infant's language acquisition to a
toddler's movements and musical ability. Your child will
love the one-on-one attention these activities afford and
the chance to show off his burgeoning brainpower.
Baby steps to sharper mind
Sydney Morning Herald Dec 23, 2005
A psychiatrist at Cambridge University, found those who learned to
stand independently before nine months scored on average two points
more in intelligence tests than those who could not stand until
after their first birthday.
New Research on Its Health Benefits
abc13.com Dec 29, 2005
omega-3 fatty acids in fish play a major health role at every stage
of life, from healthy infant development through the prevention and
management of certain diseases and chronic conditions that may
appear later on.
Omega oils could improve child's behaviour, learning
nutraingredients.com Dec 12, 2005
Supplements of omega-3 and omega-6 oils can improve the behaviour of
rowdy kids and help language skills, researchers from England have found.
Researchers look to predict developmental difficulties in babies
boston.com Dec 26, 2005
Brain scientists are experimenting with tests to show in infancy
whether a child will later develop autism, trouble speaking, or even
Why Do Asian American Students Excel in School?
voanews.com Dec 28, 2005
Asian Americans make up 4% of the U.S. population, but represent 20%
of the students now attending America's elite Ivy League schools.
They are not more intelligent or gifted than non-Asian students. The
reason they outperform their peers in the classroom has everything
to do with how they are raised.
Common cold 'may trigger child cancer'
scotmans.com Dec 13, 2005
A study led by Newcastle University suggested the cold and other
minor ailments such as mild flu or a respiratory virus may be a key
trigger in leukaemia and brain tumours.
Brains in toyland
PittsburgLIVE.com Dec 23, 2005
it seems those "educational" toys aren't such a smart choice.
According to child development psychologist Mark Strauss, it's just
as good to get a red bouncy ball.
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