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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #3 Issue #01
ISSN: 0219-7642 Oct 08, 2004
Andrew Loh, Publisher
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I hope your week isn't quite as busy as mine. My wife is on business
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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.
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.
Food for budding
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.
Expecta(TM) LIPIL(R) DHA Supplement Now Available For Pregnant and Nursing Women
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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