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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #3 Issue #04
ISSN: 0219-7642 Nov 19, 2004
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Attitudes-Based Learning (or ABL, for short) is a
program initiated in the year 2000 to inculcate positive attitudes
and characters in children and teens.
IQ, Intelligence and Brain Development- Another Breastfeeding Benefit
Modern parents want to do everything they can to
help their children's brain development. Never before have there
been so many products and books sold that claim to help parents
stimulate their baby's brain, assist in brain development, and give
baby an intelligence "edge".
Boys: Talent, Manhood and the Search for Meaning
By Barbara A. Kerr Ph.D, Sanford J. Cohn
Why do so many of our brightest
boys and young men underachieve in school and fail to reach
their full potential in the world of work? Why do so many
smart boys have problems with depression in adolescence or
later in their adult years? The authors explore these
questions using their extensive work with gifted youth,
current research, examinations of other books, and personal
interviews with gifted men who have experienced min-life
crises or failures. This book is filled with many
suggestions for parents and teachers to help smart boys stay
smart, as well as thought-provoking insights for gifted men.
Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness
By Barbara A. Kerr, Ph. D
Why do talented, gifted girls so often fail to
realize their potential as they reach adolescence and
adulthood? This outstanding book explores this question and
offers practical advice to parents, teachers, and policy-makers
about ways to help gifted girls continue to grow and succeed.
Over 60,000 copies sold!
Do Smart Toys Really Make Kids Smarter?
OrlandoSentinel.com Nov 6, 2004
No studies exist, they point out, to show that any of the toys or videos give children an
intellectual edge over playmates who stick to old-fashioned building blocks and baby dolls.
Although researchers have found that some babies who are deprived of certain stimuli during the
first years of life never completely recover, they have yet to demonstrate that increasing
stimulation makes babies smarter. And some experts say the toys may even be detrimental to
development because they lead children to focus on memorization rather than imagination and
Understanding ADHD and the Creative Child
WebMDHealth Nov 13, 2004
Creativity and ADHD share similar traits. Now, some experts weigh in on how frequently the two are
confused. "People who don't understand intelligence and giftedness and creativity think that if
you're smart you ought to know how to behave, and if you don't behave you're not smart -- or you
have something wrong with you -- but that couldn't be further from the truth," says Minnesota
child psychologist Deborah Ruf, PhD.
Give a child help to start into reading
Detroit Free Press Nov 17, 2004
Boosting confidence is key to helping children learn to read, experts say. And learning to
read -- and enjoying it -- is essential to a child's later success in
> See the book Teaching
Kids to Read for Dummies by Tracey Wood
Some parenting advice bizarre, abusive
SunCurrent Nov 11, 2004
In the book, "Your Child's Emotional Health" by the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, we learn
that a parent is never more important to a child's physical and emotional well-being than during
the pre-school years. We also know that parents are their child's most significant teachers, and
that environmental influences clearly affect brain development.
Health Canada reviewing fish guidelines
CNews Canada Nov 17, 2004
Studies over the last decade suggest that even low levels of mercury in a mother's blood or
breast milk can affect the developing brain of her child, leading to learning disabilities
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