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Volume #4 Issue #21
ISSN: 0219-7642 July 9, 2006
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Hidden Messages: What Our Words and Actions are Really Telling Our Children
By Elizabeth Pantley
There are many subtle but significant ways that parents' words and
actions influence their children's behavior and development. You
will find significant changes parents can make to help blend their
good intentions into better parenting skills.
My daughter just turned 28 months old. Here's her development stages in brief.
* Sitting unassisted and using pincer - 4 months
* Talking - 6 months
* Walking - 7.5 months
* Knew alphabets (lowercase and uppercase) and sounds they make by 18 months
* Sounding out words by two years
The part that puzzles me most is her sense of humor. She started making puns by 12 months ...
A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Child of Early Advanced Potential
My step-daughter could not talk until she was three years
old. Her development was very slow and she was not able to
read when she was in the first grade the first time. We had
her repeat the first grade and had her retested. The test
the school first gave her indicated there was not a learning
problem. We asked them to retest her and the results showed
that her IQ was below 70.
When she was in the fourth grade her IQ was 68. She is now
in the 7th grade and the school just told us that her IQ is 77. Is
this possible? She has a difficult time and still is not working on
grade level. Please advise us what to do or what test they can give
A: Unfortunately, you did not indicate
the tests used to determine her IQ. However, on a standardized IQ
test, it is possible for the IQ to vary a little (just a few points
usually if given the same test in a two-year gap period) but drastic
changes may be a different problem entirely ... Continue to
read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Difference in IQ level here.
My child is 6 years old. Since the IQ tests are apparently
normed for age by the year, would he more likely test as
having a higher IQ if he is tested late in his 6th year rather than
when he has just turned 6?
A: See Dr. Sandhu's complete answer on
Difference in IQ based on Age
My daughter is 14 years old and has been diagnosed with a specific
learning disability since the age of 6 years and 5 months. For the
last seven years she has been in a special Ed class at a private
school and has flourished. She
struggles mostly with math and loves to read (her reading is
way above grade level). This year she has started high
school and we have enrolled her in a school that specializes
in Learning Disability (LD) kids. She hates it there and she
is constantly bored ...
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Gifted with Learning Disability?
Motivated Minds : Raising Children to Love Learning
By Deborah Stipek Ph.D, Kathy Seal
How do we show our children the great joys of learning? How
do we get them to want more? Stipek and Seal offer a
practical guide for parents of toddlers and elementary
school students. The book explains how close relationships
with adults and feelings of competency and autonomy make
children want to learn and offer practical advice on
promoting enthusiasm, academic risk-taking, and persistence.
Motivated Minds is a must for any parent wanting to
raise a curious, creative, ambitious, and independent child.
How to build a better brain
EurekAlert.com June 26, 2006
With flashy toys, expensive classes and music compilations all
promising to make your child smarter, it's hard to sort out the best
way to help your child's brain thrive. A new policy paper helps put
those worries to rest. The gist of the paper is this: what kids need
is a secure relationship with adults who adore them.
ScienCentral July 6, 2006
The size of your brain doesn't necessarily determine how smart you
are. Brain researchers say how your brain thickens and thins when
you're a kid has a bigger influence on your IQ.
Language link to 'bubble blowing'
BBC News June 22, 2006
Infants who can blow bubbles and lick their lips are more likely to
pick up language quickly, research suggests.
Innovative "Brain Training" Concept Has Provided Lifelong Learning Improvements To Students
FeatureXpress.com June 26, 2006
What LearningRx cognitive skills training does is "train the brain"
and enhances those skills in a proprietary process that results in
improvement faster and more effectively than any other educational
Ideal nutrition during journey of motherhood
Organiser.com July 09, 2006
Pregnancy is the most fascinating time of a woman's life. This phase
is also the most nutritionally demanding. The woman has to take care
of not only her own nutritional requirements but also those of the
unborn child growing rapidly inside her.
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