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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #5 Issue #19
ISSN: 0219-7642 May 20, 2007
Andrew Loh, Publisher
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I have good news to announce. Brainy-Child.com has recently added
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specializes in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching at
post graduate level in this area from 30 years now. Dr. Narang will
be providing expert advice in the following areas:
Identifying individual child's needs & pace of learning
Introduction to active learning & sensorial learning which leads to
100% conceptual clarity for young children
Parenting & disciplining children to reduce behavioral problems
Planning activities & schedules for children with deficit attention
& concentration & loss of interest
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consult Dr. Narang. Take care!
Thought for today:
" The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. " - Elain Heffner
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Resiliency: Teaching Children How to Cope with Adversity
By Jana Beutler-Holland
What makes some children more able than others to bounce back and
recover from adversity and difficulty? Resiliency. Learn what we can
do to teach children how to be resilient in the face of challenges here.
Resilient, Confident Kids - 10 Ways to Promote Resilience in Children
By Michael Grose
In our current consumer-oriented society it can be difficult to
provide the type of childhood that promotes long-lasting resilience
in children. It is difficult to resist the temptation to
over-organize their lives and bubblewrap our kids rather than
provide the type of childhood that promotes real resilience. Read
Nurturing Resilience in Our Children : Answers to the Most Important Parenting Questions
By Robert Brooks, Ph.D, Sam Goldstein, Ph.D
In this book, you will learn
how to help your children acquire the building blocks of
resilience and reinforce those lessons on a day-to-day
basis. When you instill resilience in your children, you
give them the emotional tools they need to resolve problems
and make sensible, reasoned decisions throughout their
lives. The resilient child also learns how to develop
self-control, build interpersonal skills, and handle
challenges and frustrations more effectively.
Raising Our Children to be Resilient: A Guide to Helping Children Cope with Trauma in Today's World
By Linda Goldman, M.S. L.C.P.C
This book will help you to get
a better understanding of how our youth experiences
traumatic events, stress, and grief, and then apply
practical techniques, interventions, and strategies to help
children in need, with the ultimate goal of empowering our
children to be resilient in today's world.
Parenting guru preaches the power of resilience
canada.com May 11, 2007
If you want your kids to be able to handle life's challenges, start
fostering their resiliency as early as you can - ideally even
before birth. According to Dr. Bruce Perry, a Texas-based expert in
child brain development, resiliency is an essential life tool.
Too many kids under 2 watching TV, could harm brain development: study
Canada.com May 7, 2007
The best available evidence to date suggests that certainly watching
a lot of TV before the age of two is in fact harmful, harmful in
terms of children's attentional abilities later in life, harmful in
terms of their cognitive development, both of those measured at
The passive playmate
The Edmonton Journal May 12, 2007
Is television a learning stimulus for babies, a mere pacifier or worse?
Why spring babies could do worse at school?
DailyMail May 8, 2007
Babies born in the spring could be less intelligent because of the
effect of pesticides, doctors warn. A study of more than 1.5 million
children clearly showed that those conceived in the summer - when
pesticide use is at its highest - are less clever than other youngsters.
SMART class looks a lot like recess
StarTribune May 8, 2007
SMART stands for "Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness
Training." It's a program made up of physical activities that
stimulate brain growth in children.
Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head
The Important of Play
Maple Ridge News May 5, 2007
Recent research on the human brain demonstrates that play is a
platform for development, a vehicle for increasing neural
structures, and a means by which all children practice skills they
will need in later life.
Iodine to be added to bread to boost IQ
smh.com.au May 18, 2007
Iodised salt will be added to bread under a proposal designed to
make Australians smarter. The food regulator, Food Standards
Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), is pushing ahead with mandatory plans
that force bakers to fortify bread with iodine. The essential
mineral is vital for producing thyroid hormones for brain
development, especially in unborn babies and young children.
SundayLife May 6, 2007
Research shows nutrition plays a critical role in concentration and
brain development, so ensuring your child eats a well-balanced diet
in the run-up to their exams is essential.
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