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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #5 Issue #22
ISSN: 0219-7642 July 8, 2007
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Last month, an interesting new research shows that first born is
smarter than the others with 2.8 point higher on IQ test than the
next oldest brother and more than 4 points higher than the third son.
Being the youngest among five siblings in my family, my IQ may be
way below my eldest sibling. That really got me worried ....;-). But
we all know there are exceptions to the above belief. Did you know
that President Bush is the oldest among his siblings? Depending on
your view, it either reinforce or destroy this theory ...;-). Have a
great week ahead.
Thought for today:
" You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. " - Mike Murdock
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Boys' Behavior - Why Boys Behave the Way They Do
By Troy Parrish
In this article you will learn why boys behave the way they do. You
will be exposed to evidence that suggests that the behavior of boys
is innate to boys and that it is a part of their normal development.
Find numerous of helpful tips in dealing with boys to help
you be more successful in dealing with you boys behavior.
Smart and Smarter: Enhancing Your Child's Intelligence Through Cognitive Coaching (Hardcover)
By James Gardner, Ph.D
This book is based, in part, on the Behavioral Assessment
Rating Inventory (BARI), an instrument developed by Dr.
Gardner specifically for assessing and enhancing the
development of preschool-age children.
No other book on enhancing the intelligence of children uses
this instrument, which possesses both diagnostic and
prescriptive teaching qualities. For elementary school-age
children, Dr. Gardner has reviewed all major intellectual
assessment instruments and formulated a broad-based program
for expanding both left-brain and right-brain thinking
Inside the mystery of genius
Yorkshire Post July 6, 2007
A genius is easier to recognise than to define. A new television
series attempts to find out if they are born or made. Exploring the
inner workings of the human brain, a compelling three-part
documentary series on Five, looks at a group of remarkable people
and poses questions about the origins of genius. Are these
extraordinary abilities genetic, developed or acquired by accident?
Study of Kids' Brains Hopes to Answer: What Is Normal?
Wall Street Journal July 6, 2007
Not only is every new brain different from any other, but the
variations within each one as it adapts, swells and contracts
confound analysis. "A developing brain looks weird," said pediatric
neurologist Katrina Gwinn at the National Institute of Neurological
Disorders and Stroke, who directs the NIH project. "Something that
might be normal in an adult might look abnormal in a child.".
Blossoming young brains need fertile ground for their talents to flourish
Campbell River Mirror July 4, 2007
We touched on unstructured play, simple games, books, music and
songs, healthy nutrition, and everyday positive routines as examples
of key factors for fostering early brain development .... and then
settled into discussing the importance of supporting young
children’s emerging sense of self.
New Book Raises Questions About IQ Test
NRP July 3, 2007
Despite its critics, the IQ test remains a widely used tool for
assessing intelligence. Stephen Murdoch, author of a new book "
IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea" about
the IQ test, argues that IQ scores are a flawed measurement of intellectual ability.
High IQ: Not as good for you as you thought
CognitiveDaily July 7, 2007
IQ has been the subject of hundreds, if not thousands of research
studies. Scholars have studied the link between IQ and race, gender,
socioeconomic status, even music. Discussions about the relationship
between IQ and race and the heritability of IQ (perhaps most notably
Steven Jay Gould's Mismeasure of Man) often rise to a fever pitch.
Yet for all the interest in the study of IQ, there has been
comparatively little research on other influences on performance in school.
Curriculum Focused on Cognitive Skills May Improve Child Behavior
huliq June 29, 2007
Children who were taught a curriculum that focused on self-control
and awareness of their own and others’ emotions were found to
exhibit greater social competence and fewer behavioral and emotional problems.
Scientists Say The Critical Period Determines Whether Kids Will Get Sick Later in Life
American Chronicle July 5, 2007
Toxic exposures to chemical pollutants during times of increased
susceptibility can cause disease, functional deficits, and
disability in infants and children that may stretch across their
lifetime. Congenital malformations are well recognized and
documented to occur with environmental exposures to contaminants,
such as pesticide exposure during gestation. The researchers believe
that discovering the critical windows of susceptibility is a crucial
factor in protecting infants from harm.
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