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Volume #3   Issue #01

ISSN: 0219-7642    Oct 08, 2004

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Hi Everyone,

I hope your week isn't quite as busy as mine. My wife is on business trip for more than a week. I have to take care almost everything myself. But I'm getting back into the swing of things and have a lot of information in today's newsletter for you. So let's get straight to the good stuff!

Have a great weekend and take care!

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Discipline without punishment

This strategy gives parents something we all long for. We want to feel like we can actually overcome the battles and feel like we have won, but not at the expense of our kids' love and respect. Discipline that empowers the parent and the child is a winning formula for the long haul.

Preventing Obesity in Young Children

Do you have a young child whose weight or eating habits are out of control? Need some real world help with 'taming the cookie monster'? Here are some things that worked for our family.

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Brain Food: Games That Make Kids Think 
By Paul Fleisher, Patricia A. Keeler

Be the one to make a difference in your students' thinking! With over 100 games to choose from, this is your one-stop source for exploring the fun in learning. This compilation is filled with new as well as traditional games, and most need little more than paper and pencil to get you started. Each game is classroom tested and tailored toward enhancing the intelligences of your students. Games by their very nature require thinking. 

 

 


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Food for budding Einstein
Scotsman.com Sep 29, 2004

EVERY PARENT knows the importance of feeding their child a well balanced diet to ensure their bodies perform at their best. But can you apply the same principle to your child's brain? Is it possible to boost your child's natural intellectual capacity by feeding them certain foods? By making sure that particular nutrients are not missing from their diet, can you enhance their brainpower as well as their general health? 


Learning should be mix of nurturing and play
Post Crescent Oct 4, 2004

The emphasis on facts and memorization, pushing more elementary academics into the preschool years, scheduling young children into classes to give them an edge and purchasing expensive educational toys, whatever happened to those important hallmarks of childhood learning — play and just hanging around?


Good manners outweigh any 'jump-start' program
Herald.com Oct 2, 2004

There is no good evidence that the artificial "gains" produced by such programs are of lasting value. Researchers have consistently found that by the third grade, one cannot tell the difference between children who came to first grade knowing their ABCs, numbers, or even how to read and kids of comparable ability who came as "blank slates".


The myth of 'infant determinism'
Spiked Online Oct 5, 2004

The idea that we are determined by infant experiences - which can be described as 'infant determinism' - is increasingly being promoted on both sides of the Atlantic.


Bilingual skill 'linked to brain activity' 
TheStraistTimes Oct 5, 2004

NOT all bilinguals are created equal.

New research here has uncovered differences in brain activity which separate people who have a knack for picking up a second language and others who have more of a struggle doing so.


Midwife warns of brain damage to unborn babies
Liverpool Daily Post Oct 6, 2004

A LIVERPOOL midwife has warned that medicines could damage the brain of an unborn baby - after research showed women ignoring medical advice.


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Yahoo! News Oct 6, 2004

Mead Johnson Nutritionals announced today that it will introduce Expecta LIPIL DHA supplement softgel capsules. Expecta LIPIL is the only non-prescription, non- fish DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) supplement marketed exclusively for pregnant and nursing women. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid not found in most prenatal vitamins. DHA is most abundant in fish such as salmon, tuna and halibut and is essential for brain, eye and central nervous system development during gestation and the first two years of life.


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