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ISSN: 0219-7642    Aug 17, 2008

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Hi,
Is it possible to raise your children's IQ? Sometimes back, there were a number of doubts expressed by researchers on this dicey issue. But, recent research findings suggest us that it is possible to raise children's IQ by using a number of methods and techniques. These techniques and methods are easy to follow and adapt within the cool ambience of your home. Parents and children are the partners in progress, with both cooperating with each other to gain a number of benefits and advantages. Raising IQ in your children means enhancing their mental faculties and abilities in terms of thought process, logic, reasoning, learning, creativity and concentration. Normally, people tend to mistake the overall concept of IQ and its applications with just making their children perform well in a traditional classroom. However, raising IQ is far beyond the traditional understanding of IQ; in fact, developing or enhancing IQ is a process of transforming a child into a highly successful individual, both in personal and professional domains.

In a traditional sense of understanding, raising IQ in children involves enhancing a series of abilities and capacities like promoting clear thinking, boosting creativity, stimulating learning and understanding, increasing mental energy and concentration, introduce positive mindsets, develop fine motor and cognitive skills and reduce the feelings of self-defeat and inferiority complex.

Of late, educational and child psychologists are propagating the idea and process of raising IQ by using a combination of methods and techniques. Most of these methods are simple to follow and practice; some of them are nutritional in nature, while a number of others involve working on basic attitude and mindset. Whatever the method you use as a concerned parent, your overall goal should focus on developing your child in three main areas of IQ- cognitive, thinking and evaluation.

Raising IQ is also possible when parents provide brain boosting foods to their children. With their mental fitness benefits and advantages, these super foods can really catalyze a series of changes that eventually lead to an enhanced IQ score. These foods may include citrus fruits, eggs, certain fishes like salmon and cod, green colored vegetables and fruits, lean meat portions, whole-grains and cereals. All the best!

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"Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. " - Henry Ford

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How to Improve Your Child's IQ: Learning the Basics
Raising your child's IQ is a delicate act of transforming his or her mental abilities to create a highly successful individual. Most parents try hard and put immense efforts to make their children smart and intelligent. Most of them also use a number of techniques and methods of improving IQ values. Here are some simple tips and suggestions that will help parents and teachers to train and streamline their children to increase their IQ values.

How to raise your Child's IQ: Some Simple Techniques
Raising a child's IQ may involve a series of activities and exercises, whose main goals are to develop a number of mental abilities like cognition, learning, thinking, evaluation, assessing, logic and analysis. Parents may need to apply and follow a series of IQ enhancing methods to raise their children's IQ levels.

>> ASK AN EXPERT

Q1: I am really distraught about my daughter. She is 4 and a half years old.
She started talking at a very early age. She is very articulate and talks in complete sentences with vocabularies which you will hardly hear coming from a regular 4 year old. She is very observant and points out so many things which you would ordinarily miss/ not pay attention to. She makes up a lot of words and is very interested in arts, animals and dinosaurs. She argues and reasons out in a very advanced way. Her memory also amazes a lot of people around her. Presently, she can remember things which occurred to her ever before the age of 2! She does very well in her pre-school with regards to her academic skills like math and language and reading....

A: She does exhibit signs of being gifted with your description; but she also appears to present some of the concerns that are attached to some gifted children. What needs to be understood here is that the reason she may be having difficulties with peers is possibly due to the uneven development (that you very clearly understood!). Asynchronous development, or uneven development, develops when advanced cognitive (intellectual) abilities and heightened intensity combine, and this combination create inner experiences and awareness that are in reality qualitatively different from the expected or the norm. As IQ increases, asynchrony intensifies, due to ... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on Asynchronous Development here.

Q2: I am hoping that you can give me a little bit of direction regarding my daughter, who recently turned 5. She was given the WPPSI in January and the K-BIT 2 in February. I was very concerned when I reviewed the assessments and followed up with the administrators. Apparently, my daughter disengaged during the testing and "opted out." I am no longer concerned with whether she is gifted, but rather whether there is a more global issue at hand....

A: I can only speculate the reason your daughter tested as was reviewed (WPPSI - Weschlers Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence and K-BIT 2 - Kaufman Brief Intelligence Scale). It is rather strange that she disengaged during the test and opted out but yet managed to do well in general. I am sure you decided to get her tested, as she appeared ready ... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on IQ Test Readiness Issue here.

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Parent's Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education
By David Palmer

This book gives parents an insider 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 questions 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 also presents common discussion of what an IQ score means and if there is a downside to having higher IQs. This book is a must read for all parents, teachers and educators. It is also a book specifically written for parents who wish to learn and understand more about IQ testing, intelligence and giftedness. This book gives those with little or no background in IQ testing and gifted education a close look at how the system actually works and performs.

 

The IQ Answer: Maximizing Your Child's Potential
By Dr.Frank Lawlis

In this off-beat self-help, the author explores every inch of the wide field of techniques for boosting the power of the human mind, with an exciting and empowering premise: "Your body has physical limitations. But, your mind can soar above and beyond what you think is possible". Readers who would like to increase creativity and problem solving abilities, as well as the more dubious goal of acing IQ tests, will find in this text a plethora of ideas to pursue.

Parents, as readers can get to know a number of techniques solutions that can help them to raise the potentialities of their children. Parents will also find a number of tips and suggestions that assist them in increasing talent and intelligence in their children. This book is specifically aimed at those dedicated reader-parents who wish to raise their children in a positive way.

 


>> LATEST BRAINY NEWS


Maren Schmidt: Brain learns best with guidance
Craig Daily Press Aug 12, 2008

Studies about how age well site certain factors for well-being: have a close circle of family and friends, stay active and laugh often. Amazingly, these ingredients for a good life are what the developing mind of young child younger than 6 also requires. Positive social contact serves as a buffer between the young child and ups and downs of life.


Sign Language Classes Stimulate Brain Development and Are Also Fun
C K Translations Aug 7, 2008

Sign language introduced at early ages can stimulate brain development in children and help them learn a number of brain stimulating techniques and tricks. Babies who can communicate through sign are often much happier babies and toddlers which translate into a happier you!


Too little protein slows kids down
Health 24 News Aug 11, 2008

Chronic protein deficiency may cause delays in a child's brain development that improves little over time, a new study shows. The researchers assessed the cognitive development of 20 malnourished children and 20 adequately nourished children at different ages. Dietary protein is essential for normal brain development and enhancement of neuron network.


Nutritional Supplements: What to Give Children
The Self Help World Aug 6, 2008

In this age of nutritional awareness and the drive to have proper nutrition, many parents are keen to discover what kind of nutritional supplements is suitable for their children. Parents who suspect that their children may be lacking the right type of nutrients or have no proper diet can consult their physicians so as to have their children properly assessed.


How breastfeeding benefits you and your baby
Word Press Aug 12, 2008

You are probably well aware that breast milk is best for your baby, but did you know that the benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition? In addition to containing all the vitamins and nutrients, your baby needs in the first six months of life, breast milk packed with disease fighting substances that protect your baby from illnesses.


Important Concepts of Reading
Wordpress Aug 4, 2008

Most young children when asked what an apple is would say "you eat it". This response is just not enough to be considered "ready" to read and comprehend when entering school. Teachers would consider this response below basic for a kindergartner. If you don't understand what a word means when you are reading the word, how will you be able to comprehend it while in the context of a story?


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