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Volume #3   Issue #20

ISSN: 0219-7642    Jul 08, 2005

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Hi,
With due respect to the victims of London's terrorists act, I do not feel like writing much in this issue except to share with you an inspirational speech by Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple) that has been spread like a fire on the Internet now. If you have not read it, you can read the Steve Jobs' Stanford University Commencement Speech here. Have a nice day!

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Are You Present With Your Children?
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D

Kids, Clothes, and Image
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Q: My daughter is 42 months old. Below are my questions:

Q: My son is 29 months old. How strong should his vocabulary be at this age? He does not speak in full sentences. He usually says things like "Come", "Follow Me", "Stairs" for going up stairs. "Side" for wanting to go outside. He can repeat quickly many things he sees and hears from us or from TV. He is my first child so I am wondering about what is normal - if normal exists.

A:See Dr. Sandhu's answer on speech developments here! Also, see another reader's question about delayed speech developments on children here.

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Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D

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Minding the brain
Malaysia Star July 7, 2005

Current research in the brain sciences shows that the brain is a very plastic organ, and that learning and experience can change the brain in significant ways. This means we must redefine what is meant by intelligence, and design new and adaptive ways of assessing it.


Health comes with a dash of iodised salt
The Hindu June 30, 2005

Even as a foetus, any deficiency in iodine can affect its normal brain development and body growth. Hence it is imperative for pregnant women and lactating mothers to have iodised salt and ensure that they never suffer from iodine deficiency.


Keep children away from chemicals
Poughkeepsie Journal June 26, 2005

Chemicals that poison the developing brain — neurotoxicants — pose an insidious threat to children's health. These include lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and certain pesticides. In the months right before and after birth, when children are passing through the most rapid phases of development, they are especially vulnerable to these threats.


Toddler talk, in 2 or 3 tongues
North Jersey Media June 26, 2005

Research from the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Applied Linguistics suggests that children who learn a second language are more creative and better at solving complex problems than those who do not.

Other studies show that a 2-year-old brain has twice as many synapses as the adult brain, and the young brain must use these connections or lose them.


Depression risk for tiny babies
BBC News July 1, 2005

Babies with small birthweights are at an increased risk of depression in later life, research suggests.


Children's perfectionism can lead to misery and even mediocrity
FortWayne.com July 5, 2005

"(Perfectionists) try to protect themselves from embarrassment, criticism, anger and the withdrawal of love or approval," says Virginia Smith Harvey of the National Association of School Psychologists. "This results in fear of making errors or wrong decisions, emotional guardedness, inclination to worry and cautiousness."


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