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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #11 Issue #24
ISSN: 0219-7642 May 12, 2013
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High IQ Scores and Mismatched Academics - Correcting the Anomaly
What happens when higher IQs do not match academics? Several reasons
and causes are responsible for this perceived mismatch. Click to learn more.
Matching High IQ Scores and Academics - Numerous Tips to Rectify Anomalies
Matching higher IQ scores and reduced academic achievements is a difficult task as parents may need to
first understand the root cause of the problem and later try to find out solutions for the problem.
Read the article to learn more.
Bright from the Start: The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3
By Jill Stamm, Ph.D
Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music
into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical
suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn't the
right “edutainment” that nurtures an infant's brain.
Dr. Jill Stamm is the co-founder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development and is an associate clinical
professor at Arizona State University in Psychology in Education. She is a nationally-known presenter on the subject
of early brain development and has spoken before thousands of parents, caregivers, teachers, and policymakers.
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
By Paul Tough
The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who
score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that
the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity,
conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control.
How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are
using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories
- and the stories
of the children they are trying to help - Tough traces the links between childhood stress and life success.
He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do - and do not
- prepare their children for adulthood.
Two Parents Better Than One For Child's Brain Development, Study Suggests
Huffington Post May 05, 2013
Two parents may be better than one for encouraging normal brain development in growing children, research suggests.
Scientists discovered differences in the brains of mice reared by dual parents, including two females, or a single parent.
Babies born even slightly early might lag behind
Marshfield News Herald May 07, 2013
Many women choose to have labor induced or to have an elective cesarean delivery before the full term of their
pregnancy is up, but a new study suggests their child's development might suffer if they are born even a
PBDE Tied to Hyperactivity, Lower IQ
WFAA May 09, 2013
If you have a couch, easy chair, foam pillow (including those used
for breastfeeding), mattress, mattress pad, futon, car seat, carpet
padding or any other product made with PBDEs before 2005 in your
house, you could be exposing your child to chemicals that may
possibly lower his or her intelligence and / or lead to
16 Ways to Show Your Child Love
Babble May 05, 2013
Parenting contains moments that go down as epic failures, only to be followed by precious moments of certifiable
magic. Through it all, one constant remains: we love our kids.
Why men do not respond to the sound of crying babies but women cannot ignore them
Daily Mail May 07, 2013
A new study has discovered that women's brains are hard-wired to respond to a baby's cry, while
men do not seem to react at all.
The Most Troubling Myths About Gifted Kids - Debunked
Take Part May 07, 2013
Teaching gifted students presents unique challenges and amazing rewards. Twelve years ago, when I was approached
about teaching gifted students and creating classes that were to be dubbed as “highly capable” classes,
my first thought was, “These are really bright kids. How hard can it be?”.
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