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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #3 Issue #02
ISSN: 0219-7642 Oct 22, 2004
Andrew Loh, Publisher
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Are you one of those busy parents? Did you take any extra time in your already busy schedule to spend
'quality time' with your kids? More importantly, did you listen to your child? The features articles in this issue probably will enlighten you. Take care!
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There's a phrase that's become popular over the past few years
that fills me with wonder. That phrase is "quality time."
We've all heard it, and we all seem to accept it as a real concept.
But to the average country person, that phrase is difficult to
Beyond the Words, a Child's Voice
Even the most dedicated parent or caregiver can fail to hear the
understated nuances of a child's plea. It's impossible to play
detective and uncover the meaning behind every word and every
gesture. Sometimes a whine is simply a whine. But if your busy
schedule has you constantly preoccupied, you may be unintentionally
shutting your child out. And if you're not there for your child, who
My 4 years old, who seems very intelligent for his age, even though he is
hearing-impaired, has always had a high activity level. Sometimes he seems
motor-driven (both speech and activity) and resists sleep (even when he
obviously is sleepy) and despite a fairly regular routine.
Is there any relation between giftedness, activity level and "sleep
resistance"? Sometimes I'm afraid he has ADHD.
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
ADHD and gifted child here
What is the appropriate age range when one can reasonably accurate in
identifying whether a child is gifted or not?
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
appropriate age to identify gifted children here
Q: My 7-years old son is considered gifted by the child psychologist.
Though he's very good in his studies it is quite difficult for us to get him to
concentrate on everything he's in each time as he keeps on doing looking
for more challenging activities. This includes his studies, where he finds
it bored once he knows about it.
I enrolled him the the Japanese "Shichida Method" and at 6 years old his IQ
was identified at 148 and he picks up all the lessons much faster than the
rest of the children. Please let me know the characteristics of a gifted child and how can I counter
his ever moving mind?
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
characteristics of a gifted child here
Measuring a child's IQ is an obsolete way to determine intelligence
News-Medicat.Net Oct 18, 2004
Measuring a child's IQ is an obsolete way to determine intelligence, and in fact, labels youngsters
unfairly, according to a University of Alberta professor.
After-school program also builds analytical skills
The News Journal Oct 16, 2004
Young Rembrandts is a step-by-step drawing program that focuses on fostering children's overall brain
development, according to the group's Web site. The group believes exposure to art builds analytical and
perception skills that help students with math, reading and other subjects.
Breathing problems during sleep may affect mental development
ScienceDaily Oct 8, 2004
The study showed that 5-year-old children who had frequent snoring, loud or noisy breathing during
sleep, or sleep apneas observed by parents scored lower on intelligence, memory, and other standard
cognitive tests than other children their age. They were also more likely to have behavioral problems.
Strong relationship between kids academic achievement and fitness
News-Medicat.Net Oct 19, 2004
"We have found a strong relationship between academic achievement and fitness
scores," said Darla Castelli, a professor of kinesiology whose area of expertise is effective
physical education practices. "Those who scored well in academics also did well in physical
Mercury in newborns tied to moms' diets
Palm Beach Post Oct 7, 2004
The federal government advises eating fish but in limited amounts if you're pregnant, nursing, a woman
who might become pregnant or a young child. That's because methylmercury, an industrial pollutant from
coal-burning power plants and other sources, turns up in fish and can harm an unborn baby or young
child's developing nervous system and brain.
Maternal depression can seriously affect a child's development
Medical News Today Oct 8, 2004
The Canadian Paediatric Society's Psychosocial Committee has released a new statement that explores the
issue of maternal depression and its affect on child development.
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