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Volume #4 Issue #9
ISSN: 0219-7642 Jan 22, 2006
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To Change The World
By Unknown Monk, 1100 A.D.
When I was a young man, I
wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to
change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn't
change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't
change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my
Now, as an old man, I
realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly
I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could
have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have
made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed
the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.
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Dealing with the "Finicky Eater" Child
By Dr. Jennifer Sowle
My son, Thomas is aged 7.5 years. No problem at home but at
school has difficulty keeping quiet, wants to answer the
questions all the time, doesn't let others have a chance,
labeled through out school as disruptive. Attained top level
in local sat tests, excellent observational skills, memory
and have keen interest in nature. I don't think he is being
stretched enough at school and have approached them about
this. Need some advice about who we could see that may help us.
A: Find Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Under-challenged gifted child
I noticed there was a post about Terra Nova testing. In
seventh grade; I was tested with the lengthy test, and I
still remember it. I was in special education and received more
time. So far; I am through the process for getting tested
for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Since, I did have many
delays and language delays when younger. I still display
Still yet, my point is; I scored a 96 national percentile on
Mathematics. Does this determine eligibility for being gifted?
A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
double-labeled gifted children
My daughter has entered 8th grade this September, she has been put
into a Reading/Writing Lab based on her Terra Nova test results
(score 682) from 7th grade, that this is an academic intervention.
Yet, she was an honor roll student 3 out of 4 semesters and her year
end average was 93%....should I been concerned? And can someone
please explain to me what is Terra Nova score actually means?
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
The Terra Nova score
My girl is 5.1 yrs old and she has been confirmed to be
gifted with the overall performance score at 135 (verbal -
135 and performance - 126). She is also confirmed to have
eye tracking problem. However, she doesn't like reading and
sometimes she cannot do simple calculation such as one digit
add one digit or one digit minus one digit. May I know
whether she is a disable gifted?
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Gifted with learning disability
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of classical music with the emotional development impact of
positive, inspirational quotes. All designed to stimulate
your baby/child's brain neuro network and at the same time
teach the language of virtues to build self-esteem,
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How does your child learn?
Journal Star Jan 13, 2005
if you are among the hundreds of parents who wonder what to do with
your distracted, disorganized, not-performing-to-potential,
rather-doodle-than-take-notes kid who day after day comes home with
a planner devoid of writing and "ouch" notes from teachers because
she once again has not turned in her homework - (which you know is
completed) ... perhaps what you have is a "unique learner"....
Boost your child's brainpower
Scotsman.com Jan 17, 2006
TAKING fish oil each day dramatically improves children's schoolwork
and concentration, according to research. But with so many products
on sale, how do you know which supplement to buy?
Most children will learn on their own
Exeter News Jan 17, 2006
Parents of young children have access to a great deal of information
about how children learn and develop. The results of new studies on
brain development are frequently reported in the media.
New Parenting Tool by Joyful Genius Stimulates Brain, Builds
Confidence in Children
businesswire.com Jan 19, 2006
"Early sound stimulation triggers brain activity that can positively
shape a child's psychological and emotional development," says Dr.
John Mike, author of "Brilliant Babies Powerful Adults: Awaken The
Genius Within" and president of Joyful Genius.
Graphic Ghana Jan 18, 2006
A UNICEF study has shown that a large number of Ghanaian children
are denied iodated salt. Consequently, the children are losing
between 10 and 15 points of IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and this
gives room for concern.
Science Journal: How nurture overrides kids' nature
Jan 16, 2006
For almost as long as scientists have pondered how nature and
nurture shape personality, intelligence, health and other traits,
they've assumed that each contributes some percentage to the trait.
Maybe intelligence is 55 percent genes and 45 percent environment.
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