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Volume #5   Issue #19

ISSN: 0219-7642    May 20, 2007

Andrew Loh, Publisher

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Hi,
I have good news to announce. Brainy-Child.com has recently added Dr. Darshan Kaur Narang into its expert panel. Dr Narang 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

If you have any questions in the above areas, you are always welcome to 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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Andrew Loh
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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 more here!

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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.

 

 


>> LATEST BRAINY NEWS


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 school entry.


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.

Related Book: 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. 


Testing times
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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