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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #9 Issue #10
ISSN: 0219-7642 Nov 14, 2010
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Children around the world are beehive of several activities, talents and skills. They could be the epitome
of what a model child should be, both in classroom and out of it. However, these statements become true,
when parents provide them an opportunity to become smarter and intelligent in their early life.
Parents are the primary drives, who help their children develop good characters, attitude and behavior.
Smarter and wiser children are invaluable assets to any parents. However, they may need to tag the label
of "smartness and intelligence" to a basket of other indispensable and positive attributes
like humility, mannerism, good behavior, nice attitude and discipline.
Children model themselves based on what they see and hear. A child could be a mirror image of his or her
parents. Parents have a lot to do when it comes to orient their children towards greatness. I recently
came across a great book,
Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's Attitude, Behavior and Character in 5 Days,
written by Dr. Kevin Lehman. Yes, smartness and intelligence are mandatory for your children's
success. When you add the characters of good attitude and behavior, you can have great children who
will be liked and adored by everyone around them.
Thought for today:
"Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas." - Susan Sontag
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Raising Smarter and Intelligent Children
Smarter and intelligent children are the by-products of a series of intelligences and
talents that develop in the brain during the early parts of life. Parents can make their
children smarter and intelligent by using various techniques.
Parental Techniques for Raising Intelligent and Smarter Children
Raising smart and intelligent children involves boosting early brain development by
making the children acquire several intelligences like verbal, linguistic, bodily
kinesthetic, analytical, motivational, cognitive and social skills.
Q1: My son is now 13 months old and
since he was born people (family and strangers) have commented that
he is a very bright boy. Well my husband and I just thought it was
normal whatever his development milestones are but realized he might
be showing signs of giftedness.....
A: Your detailed description definitely
places your son in the gifted range. He has definitely demonstrated
some very distinct characteristics of gifted children. A gifted
child is born gifted; a bright child can be nurtured to be brighter,
but not gifted. I believe your son to be gifted and from now on you
have a lot of work to do to help him develop his potential to the
maximum...Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Gifted vs Bright here.
Q2: My husband and I wonder if our 5
year old is gifted. She has always had an imagination that is by far
more than just an imaginary friend. She has had several "friends" at
a time from the time she was 2 1/2 if not before. At the age of 3
she would tell us names that didn't sound familiar almost foreign
and then say they were from various countries such as India. Then
she developed an entire imaginary family but she would use words
like "my imaginary mama or imaginary brother" and so on...Should I
have her tested so that I can gear her schoolwork around her
abilities. As with most curriculums, her year this year has started
with review. She is totally bored with it. Should I move on and just
skip repetitive learning? I don't want to hinder her or not push her
to her full ability. Any advice?
A: Your daughter clearly demonstrates
distinct qualities of gifted children, that too in the higher range.
It is excellent that you have noticed her gifts and are working
towards nurturing them. A little bit on imaginary friends. This is
indeed a positive part of growing up for any child. It is a sign of
vivid imagination and especially for gifted children...Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Gifted and Highly Imaginative here.
Q3: I have this friend that was
diagnosed with a mild intellectual disability; she was put in
special classes. When she was a kid she used to go to a French
school and she did exceptionally great there but when she came to an
English school she did poorly in all subjects comparing to when she
was in a French school because she couldn't understand the language.
But when she got into high school she did really well she even got a
prestigious English award in grade 10...I want to
know if she's gifted and also have a disability. And if she's gifted
could she have this disability? And can you be gifted and also fail
A: Your friend certainly needs help and
I believe that she may not be getting the necessary help she needs
for sometime now. It is not clear about the mild intellectual
disability that you mentioned, as it does not appear that she has
cognitive disabilities. Or perhaps misdiagnosed due to a learning
disability that she may have had that went undiagnosed. From what
you described, she is definitely linguistically gifted ...
Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Emotional Issues and Giftedness here.
How Your Child Is Smart: A Life-Changing Approach to Learning
By Dawna Markova, Ph.D and Anne Powell
Not all children learn the same way. This book explains the six patterns of learning and teaches
parents how to identify their child's pattern so they can help them think, learn, and communicate
to the best of their ability. The book also provides specific guidelines to enhance communication
with children of each pattern.
Knowing your child's pattern can help you: help your children think and learn to the best of their
abilities; understand behaviors that might stand in the way of learning; communicated with their
teachers about their unique needs; help them with homework; find a quality education no matter
what your circumstances.
Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten: Raise IQ by up to 30 points and turn on your child's smart genes
By David Perlmutter, M.D and Carol Coleman
Between birth and age five, your child has up to thirty IQ points at stake. Scientists now know that the
human brain is undergoing a constant and dramatic transformation in the first years of life. During this
peak time of development, every activity and experience leaves an indelible mark on your baby's brain,
for better or worse. The right kind of stimulation and nutrition will create connections in the brain
that promote intelligence and raise IQ.
The good news is that raising a smarter child is easier than you think. It doesn't require making an
investment in expensive equipment or high priced tutors. It's as simple as playing the right games,
serving the right foods, and maintaining a brain-enhancing environment in your home by eliminating
common household toxins.
North Jersey Nov 01, 2010
What goes on inside those little heads? If only infants could tell us. Since they can't,
The Parent Paper went to Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist with research
interests in the genetics of psychiatric disorders.
Unlock your child's creativity
India Today Nov 08, 2010
Amazed at the way your child spins improbable fairytales off the top of her head? Bringing up open
minded, free-thinking individuals is a challenge. But it's not as hard as you think.
Without Emotional Intelligence, IQ means nothing
Denver Post Oct 29, 2010
Imagine a world where your feelings are valued as much as your intelligence -- in fact, one
where emotions feed intelligence. American society has a way to go in terms of valuing emotion,
but according to speaker and author Sue Lee, without emotional intelligence, our currently prized
IQ (intelligence quotient) really means zilch.
Preschool key to happier futures
The Age Nov 08, 2010
When Frank Oberklaid was eight and growing up in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, he would jump
on his bike on a Saturday and Sunday at 9am and tell his parents he would see them at dusk.
The science of healthy children
Seattle Times Nov 07, 2010
Early life experiences are built into our brains and bodies. Lots of negative stress for a
baby can show up later as poor school performance, high blood pressure, risky behavior.
Make time for precious play with the kids
The Sun Nov 02, 2010
MAKING the most of family time used to be child's play - but new research shows British
parents now spend less than SIX MINUTES a day playing with their kids. The hectic pace of
modern life means mums and dads struggle to pack in play time between work and home chores,
according to the survey by Persimmon Homes.
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