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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #2 Issue #6
ISSN: 0219-7642 Jan 09, 2004
Andrew Loh, Publisher
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Well, the Holidays are over and a bit of the commotion and craziness
of New Year countdown had finally subsided. It was good to
kiss Year 2003 goodbye especially due to the many 'bad' events that
happen last year. Certainly, we all hope that the brand new year of
2004 will be a good year for everyone.
Reflection on the past is wonderful
teacher. So, what did you do in 2003 that you want to change
or improve in 2004? Have you made your new year resolution? You
know, the biggest thing anyone can do to change their life involves
a change in attitude. Bad attitude equals horrible life, great
attitude equals outstanding life.
It doesn't matter what you do, what
your job, your education level .... the attitude we carry between
our ears everyday determines our success or failure in life. Our
attitude towards our spouse, children, friends, job, business and
etc. "Change your attitude...Change your life". It's that simple. If
you could only make one resolution for 2004, decide to maintain the
best attitude you can for the entire year. That, more than anything
else, will get you closer to every other goals you set.
It's been my pleasure to have you in my
life last year and I wish you and your loved ones a prosperous and
wonderful 2004. Take
Publisher & Editor, BrainyZine
andrew @ brainy-child.com
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the Media Mania
Fighting the battle against mass media influences on your children today is much more challenging
than in years past, and even more important. It involves not only your own intuitive sense of what
is good for your kids but also the battle with others in your family network who see media influence
as "harmless".... Read more here
Saturated With Media
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no television whatsoever for children under
2 because that age is so critical to children's cognitive development, their brains are actually still being formed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested no TV or video for kids under 2.
They stress that the most important thing is to have human interaction with the parents. Yet, in any
given day, two-thirds of the kids under 2 are watching TV and videos and doing it for an average of
over two hours, so it's something that parents need to take a close look at,
here to continue.
Brain Basics 12 to 24 Months: Brilliant Beginnings
By Brilliant Beginnings
Average Customer Review - 5 Stars
Toddler Brain Basics 12 to 24 months is designed for parents
and caregivers interested in nurturing their toddler's
intellectual development. Information is based on the latest
brain research and a panel of experts ranging from
neuroscience to child development and early education.
The comprehensive kit includes a 176-page educational guidebook
with over 300 developmentally appropriate activities, an
activities toy guide, a music CD to read, move and relax to,
and that works in conjunction with a Furry Friends and Merry
Melodies follow-along picture book. Each component focuses
on enhancing early brain development in a fun and
Next Steps 24 to 36 Months: Brilliant Beginnings
By Brilliant Beginnings
Average Customer Review - 5 Stars
Science has shown how toddlers learn through experience and
how experiences shape a child's ability to learn. With
insight into child development and lots of ideas for age
appropriate activities, parents can become more flexible in
how they relate to their toddlers, adapting their parenting
to their toddler's ever-changing skills. This makes parents
even better at what they are naturally inclined to do:
nurture their children's ability to learn
'improves the brain'
BBC News Oct 29, 2003
Believe it or not, becoming a mother may actually make your calmer
under pressure, according to US researchers.
Scans 'may damage infant brains'
BBC News Jan 02, 2004
Doctors have been urged not to use powerful CT scans to assess
possible brain injuries in young infants as researchers in Sweden
say they have uncovered evidence that the scans may damage toddlers'
FDA Urged to Clarify Warning About Tuna
The Washington Post Dec 12, 2003
The United States federal government plans to warn
pregnant women, nursing mothers and even those thinking of
getting pregnant to limit their consumption of tuna as part of
a broader advisory concerning the dangers of eating fish and
shellfish with elevated levels of harmful mercury. Mercury is
a potent neurotoxin that, like lead, can damage the brains and
nervous systems of fetuses and young children. (I had covered the
toxic threats on Oct 3, 2003 issue).
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