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Volume #5 Issue #4
ISSN: 0219-7642 Oct 15, 2006
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Healthy Self-Esteem Thinking
By Michael Grose
Research shows children with low
self-esteem have three poor thinking habits, which are reflected
through the way they speak and behave. High self-esteemers have
different thinking habits which result in higher levels of
satisfaction and achievement.
Turn Halloween Fears into Fun for Kids
By Dr. Charles Sophy
Halloween is a great time to be a kid! If your kids want a little
Halloween fright here's how to make sure the fear they feel is fun.
How do we know the WISC-IV is a reliable measure of intelligence?
What each WISC-IV component measures and how they are indicators for
success in school. For example, coding - What does this measure and
what does it do to help students in school?
A: Standardized intelligence tests have
to adhere to strict guidelines to ensure reliability. Reliability
refers to the consistency of a measure. A test is considered
reliable if we are able to get the same/similar result repeatedly.
For example, if a test is designed to measure intelligence, two of
the same form of test (say, Part A and Part B) should bear very
close results when administered to a subject. Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
WISC: The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Is there a time period (12 months) to re-take the WISC-IV
test? My daughter is being tested again for the academically
talented program, the school states that it has to be a full
year for her to be re-tested for the WISC-IV. Is this true?
A: For standardized tests, the retake
time period is usually one year or more. However, research on
interval period of retesting has not really pinpointed the exact
time. Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Retesting Issues for the WISC-IV here.
My 9 year old is in the fourth grade in private school. He has
earned A's all year on his report card, but struggles getting his
class work completed. He struggles in particular with math. He
understands the work, and we have met with his teacher who agrees
that he has no lack of intelligence due to his test scores, but
completing his class work and homework - at times - is very hard for
A: See Dr. Sandhu's complete answer on
Struggling with Class Work
Raising Children Who Think for Themselves
By Elisa Medhus, M.D.
This book offers a new approach to parenting that has the
power to reverse the trend of external direction in our
children and help parents bring up empathetic,
self-confident, moral, independent thinkers. Children who
are externally directed make decisions based on the peer
groups, violent movies, sexually explicit television shows,
and rap lyrics that permeate their lives. When children are
self-directed, on the other hand, they use their power of
reason like a sword to cut through the jungle of external
influences. This book shows that it is never too late to
foster in our children the ability to weight options,
consider sources, and think for themselves.
Dr. Elisa Medhus is the proud recipient of three highly
prestigious awards: The 2002 Parent's Choice Award, The
NAPPA Gold Award (National Parenting Publications
Association,) and the National Parenting Center Seal of
Teach Your Child How to Think
By Edward de Bono
Edward de Bono's renowned educational program for develping
children's tkinking skills has been adopted in countries and
school around the world. This book provides exercises,
games, and drawings and de Bono demonstrates the difference
between intelligence and thinking and provides a
step-by-step method for helping children develop the clear
and constructive thinking patterns.
Breast milk 'does not boost IQ'
BBC News Oct 3, 2006
Breastfed babies are smarter because their mothers are clever in the
first place, not because of any advantage of breastfeeding itself, a study suggests.
Boosting babies' IQ with the 'Mozart effect'
stuff.co.nz Oct 14, 2006
Remember the Mozart Effect, when 'moms-and-dads-to-be' played tapes
and CDs of Mozart to their 'babies-to-be' to boost their IQs? The
music improved the students' "spatio-temporal intelligence" for a
few minutes but the silence did nothing for the others. .
High-tech toys can stifle children's imagination
The Frederick News Oct 13, 2006
Children learn about the environment by doing and by stimulating the
different parts of the brain that are used for storing information.
A particular toy won't have a negative impact on a child, but they
need to be used appropriately - not as baby sitters. Imagination is
very, very important. It helps them understand the world better.
Why your brain needs fish
health24 Oct 10, 2006
Did you know that your brain is 60% fat? And that DHA, an omega-3
fatty acid predominantly found in fish, is one of the most abundant
types of fat in this crucial organ?
Head growth in infancy tied to IQ
DailyTelegraph Oct 10, 2006
"Brain growth in early life may be important in determining not only
the level of peak cognitive function attained but also whether such
function is preserved in old age," the study team writes in the
Increase the power of your brain with IQ Test Trainer!
Press-World Oct 13, 2006
IQ Test Trainer is an easy-to-use software letting you considerably
increase your average IQ test score and general intelligence. The
software is based on a scientific method called backpropagation a
technique used for training neural networks.
Obesity in children can lead to liver disease, study finds
SignOnSanDiego.com Oct 2, 2006
Nearly 10 percent of children and teens – that's 70,000 in San Diego
County and 6.5 million nationwide – have a dangerous but undiagnosed
buildup of fat in their livers, a process that can lead to
inflammation, cirrhosis and premature death.
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