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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #2 Issue #23
ISSN: 0219-7642 Sep 10, 2004
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weeks ago. If you had sent in your question, please be patient if did
not hear any response from her. This is because Dr. Sandhu has many
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service on part-time basis. To share her views on gifted
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you meeting all your child's basic needs?
This may come as a surprise, but many parents are unaware of the
full extent of their child's basic needs....read on!
Q: How do I identify a gifted child?
A: To recognize if a child is gifted, there are numerous characteristics that are
distinct to gifted individuals and quite easily observable, especially for parents.
See Dr. Sandhu's detail answer on the
characteristic of gifted children here.
Q: What is that one important thing I must do to increase my son's IQ level?
A: Unfortunately, there is no single best way to increase one's IQ. It requires a
combination of methods and a great deal of effort. See Dr. Sandhu's
complete answer on
Increase children IQ Level here
Guide to Raising a Gifted Child
By James Alvino, Ph.D
A practical, informative, and authoritative primer for
raising and educating our gifted children from preschool to adolescence. Beginning with
sensible strategies to determine whether -- and in which area -- your child is gifted,
this book takes parents through selecting an appropriate day-care center, a school, and
a home reference library.
The Tribune Aug 28, 2004
They show exceptional abilities at an early age. They are subjects of envy as well as adulation.
Priyanka Singh delves into the intriguing world of prodigies and finds out that these little
geniuses require sensitive nurturing and the right kind of push. Excessive pressure could be
harmful to their development.
Mercury levels in fish a3 concern for at-risk groups
TimeStar.com Sep 1, 2004
THE federal government advises eating fish but in limited amounts if you're pregnant,
nursing, a woman who might become pregnant or a young child. That's because methylmercury,
an industrial pollutant from coal-burning power plants and other sources, turns up in fish
and can harm an unborn baby or young child's developing nervous system and brain.
Preterm Birth Impairs Brain Development
Reuters UK Aug 30, 2004
Brain volumes are significantly reduced in children who were born prematurely compared with children
born at full-term, investigators report in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Fattest newborns are likely to be most intelligent
HindustanTimes.com Aug 21, 2004
Next time you see a plump baby, compliment the parents on how smart their child will be, as a new study
has shown that baby fat is linked to the size of babies' heads and future intelligence.
Get homework off to good start
The Mercury News Sep 1, 2004
The quest for havoc-free homework should start in kindergarten and first grade, when
assignments are short, educators say. (The National Parent-Teacher Association and the
National Education Association recommend no more than 10 minutes of homework multiplied
by grade level each night. So ideally, first-graders would have no more than 10 minutes
of homework a night.)
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