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Volume #3 Issue #23
ISSN: 0219-7642 Aug 19, 2005
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I have good news to announce. My wife and I are expecting our third child!
Well, it is an unplanned baby .... ;-). As a matter of fact, my two sons were
not planned too. I guess I don't know what is family planning, grin! Nevertheless,
whenever I look at the "unplanned" results (my two sons), I'm always
grateful that it was a good 'outcome' after all. So, do we really need to plan
every single step in our life? Or, may be we should just let life take its course
without attempting to interfere with its movement. Sometimes life can
give you something much better than you can expect! I'm one to prove it ...ha!
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Is My Child Lazy?
By Judy H. wright
Hi! I'm a single mother of two gifted boys (ages 12 and 9). I'm worried about my
eldest son. I think he has some behavioral problems. He does not have any friends
in school and he plays with kids younger than his age at home. He said that kids
of his age could not understand his interests. He doesn't like school so his grades
are low except for science which he is really interested in. He gets straight A's
in science even with little effort .....
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Gifted child with behavioral problems here!
Is my 3.5 year old daughter average, bright or gifted and could her acting up be due
to not being challenged enough? ....
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Acting up and the gifted pre-schooler here!
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These puzzles are fun and excellent quality. Puzzles have been known to help children to
develop attention span and motor skills.
Understanding all kinds of minds
The Manila Times Aug 13, 2005
Levine's 30-year experience in studying brain development and learning patters in
children produced the breakthrough model called All Kinds of Minds. A product of
years of research, it provides a fresh insight on, and a comprehensive framework
for understanding how all students learn.
Nature Versus Nurture: How Is Child Psychopathology Developed?
Mental Health InfoSource Aug 9, 2005
Genes alone do not determine personality... it is a matter of genes interacting with the
environment in the expression of those genes, and the environment making actual changes
in that expression.
Study finds link between stress in pregnant mothers
ABC Online Aug 17, 2005
The study published in the international journal Biological Psychiatry, reveals that
children born to mothers who reported feeling anxious late in pregnancy, had consistently
higher levels of a hormone linked to psychological problems.
Breastfeeding can reduce risk of myopia in children by half: doctors
ChannelNewsAsia.com Aug 14, 2005
If you were breastfed as a baby, chances are you're less likely to be short-sighted.
Singapore doctors have found that breastfeeding reduces the risk of myopia in children by almost half.
Whiz Kids: Development specialist says children can learn reading skilld as early as 15 months
TheDailyTimes.com Aug 7, 2005
Titzer's research indicated that babies learn better if they learn through many sensory
systems at the same time.The brain actually develops differently in the early years and
95 percent of brain development is done by age 5, he said.
White Matter Matters In Reading Performance, Study Finds
Science Daily Aug 13, 2005
Recent research at the University of Alberta has found a correlation between the white
matter structure of children's brains and reading performance, suggesting that reading
difficulties in children may have a neurological origin.
Study: Practicing Musical Instruments in Childhood Develops Brain
PlaybillArts Aug 11, 2005
Practicing a musical instrument as a young child, the study reports, is the best way to
boost what is called "white matter" - the parts of the brain responsible for
communication with the rest of the body - and the pyramidal tract, which is the central
nervous system's major conduit.
Massage, like music and reading, helps infants develop
City Pulse Aug 10, 2005
Touch and massage can be as crucial to brain development as more widely recognized
practices like playing music or reading to children, providing stimulus to infants
who are still too young to move about on their own.
New Therapy for Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders Now Available in Florida
BusinessWire Aug 9, 2005
"Therapies 4 Kids" makes headway with new forms of all natural treatment for pediatric
cerebral palsy, autism, traumatic brain injuries, near drowning and the like. "Therapies
4 Kids, Inc. is a multidisciplinary center that delivers exceptional care to the exceptional
child," says owner Eileen de Oliveira.
Even Light Drinking During Pregnancy Can Be Harmful
DNC: Health News Aug 15, 2005
It is well established that if a woman consumes moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol
during pregnancy, it can have an adverse effect on her child's intellectual and
neurobehavioral development. But lower levels of prenatal alcohol exposure also may
be harmful, according to a recent study published in Alcoholism: Clinical &
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