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Volume #6 Issue #2
ISSN: 0219-7642 Sep 9, 2007
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When you consider what the purpose of having a high IQ is, how does this effect what you want for your child?
As a parent, we always want what is best without feeling as if we are simply pushing our child to only do what
we as the parent want. Looking towards the various reasons that IQ is important it is easy to see why such a high
emphasis is placed on this single number.
As a parent there are some things you can do to help improve your child's IQ. Helping your child achieve the best
success in life that is possible is something that is always highly encouraging to most parents. Let us work together
to help your child achieve the higher IQ that you are looking to help your child earn.
Thought for today:
" Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light somewhere nearby. " - Ruth E. Renkee
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Music Develop The Child Brain
By Alvin Poh
Music has the ability to train our brain for higher level of thinking. It was found that music
can help in developing human's spatial-temporal reasoning skill - the ability to perceive the
visual world accurately and form mental images of objects.
Riddles and Children's IQ Development
By Natalie Aranda
Today, riddles are part of children's education and they serve to
develop mental skills in children. Trivia and pictorial
riddles are easy to understand for all kids, and yet fun and challengeable.
Chess Games for Kids
By Eddie Tobey
Studies carried out in different countries have clearly shown that
chess games build up concentration, perception, self-discipline,
planning and much more. In other words, chess games for kids combine
developmental thinking and enjoyment.
I have identical twin boys who seem very bright. I spend a lot of
time teaching them, so find it hard to distinguish what is simply
learned from exposure and what is their natural ability.
I would also be very interested to know in the case of
identical twins does it follow that if one twin is gifted
the other will also be?
A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on gifted children with
Above-Average Advancement here.
I want to know whether there is any way of bringing my
nephew's intelligence to someone's attention and getting him tested.
He is 3 years old.
He is extremely inquisitive, has a very accurate and amazing
memory. Counts in English and French, recognizes written
words, knows his alphabet, all his colours and what they
make if you mix them together....So, do you think he could be gifted? And if so how could we
get him tested. He comes from a working class family. Thanks.
A: From your description, I believe
your nephew may be gifted. You did not mention any effort in helping
him learn, so I assume that he is learning on his own without much
help – a natural innate trait of gifted children ... Continue to
read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
A Possibly Gifted Toddler - The Next Move here.
The IQ Answer: Maximizing Your Child's Potential
By Dr. Frank Lawlis
In the bestselling The ADD Answer, Dr. Frank Lawlis provided
thousands with valuable information about treatments for ADD and ADHD. Now he shares his
expert advice on how to unleash the power of the mind.
Through his groundbreaking thirteen-step
method, Dr. Lawlis offers clear, easy-to-follow strategies for overcoming thinking patterns
that hamper success. Many case studies of his former patients illustrate how these simple techniques
can change lives. The result of years of clinical research, his program is a mind, body, and soul
approach that includes breathing exercises and nutritional advice.
Parent's Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education
This book gives parents an
insiders look at how the selection process for special
programs really works. It answers questions such as how
schools identify gifted students and who gets tested and
why. It also discusses the question of whether gifted
classes are right for your child. It reveals what the signs
of giftedness are and why every parent should recognize the
signs of this as well as learning disabilities.
This book presents the common
discussion of what an IQ score means and if there is a down
side to having a high IQ, and if there are special programs
available for bright kids with learning disabilities. This
book is a must for all parents and grandparents.
Top Brains Vying for World Memory Title
Gulf Daily News August 31, 2007
TODAY will see the start of a gruelling three-day competition in which some of the brightest minds
in the world will be vying for the title of champion.
Teenagers' Health and Education Could be Threatened by a New Phenomenon
This is Scunthorpe August 30, 2007
Teenagers' health and education could be threatened by a new phenomenon - junk sleep.
Students Set Own Pace in Online Cyberschool
AZ Central August 30, 2007
Carl Wilson can go to school in his pajamas. His daily commute to classes is measured in steps rather than miles.
Get Your Kids Hooked on Seafood
Thousand Oaks Acorn August 30, 2007
How does this year's National Spelling Bee champion spell success? S-E-A-F-O-O-D.
Champion speller Evan O'Dorney has a unique precompetition ritual. He enjoys eating a tuna fish sandwich.
IQ at Five Foretells Earning Potential
The Sydney Morning Herald August 31, 2007
WORKING mothers need no longer feel guilty, according to new research which has found that children who
attend preschool have the best chance at a prosperous working life.
Theories Abound on Boys' Slow Reading
Pittsburgh Post Gazzette August 30, 2007
In recent years, boys have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. A Newsweek cover story focuses
on "The Boy Crisis." Business Week writes about "The New Gender Gap." First lady Laura Bush leads a campaign
to help boys do better in school.
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