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Volume #4   Issue #22

ISSN: 0219-7642    July 23, 2006

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Hi,

"More men let wives bring home the bacon", that's the news title I read today in my local newspaper. It is certainly an interesting trend in my country. The number of men staying at home to take care the children and household tasks has grown by nearly seven times in last five years according to the news. While the news was about men, I believe they were probably even more women gave up their professional career to take care of their kids.

In actual fact, I've been one of the stay-at-home-dads for almost 4.5 year now. Regardless of men or women, you can imagine after spending every waking moment of every day with the kids without regular adult interaction, you will begin to feel as though you are losing your edge and your intellect is slipping away from lack of use. So, to keep my mind sharp and put some of my professional knowledge into good use and to help my wife financially, I had been working on my online business from home for few years now.

So technically speaking, I'm a work-at-home-dad....;-) The experience of working at home has been terrific and I love every single minutes of it. Look at my new home office here. Today, not only I can take care of my children at home, but I also can contribute to the household income and offload the burden on my wife financially.

If you are stay-at-home-mom/dad (or planning to become one) who wants to keep your senses sharp while still be able to take care of your children, here is a work from home turn key solution that will help you to achieve that goal. Of course, if you have any questions regarding the course, please feel free to contact me. Have a great week ahead!

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Four Simple Tips To Help You Stop Policing Your Child And Start Parenting
By Dr. Charles Sophy

There is a difference between policing your children and parenting. Read here the four simple tips that you can use to help stop policing your child and allow them to enjoy some of the experiences that will shape their adult lives and provide lasting memories of a happy childhood.

Prenatal Stimulation For A Smart Baby
By Olivia Lim and Safia

Want A Smart Baby? Start before birth! Think of the womb as your child’s first world, so whatever he experiences in the womb will shape his expectations of life after birth. Learn 5 tips on how you can start prenatal stimulation with your unborn baby today.

>> ASK AN EXPERT

Q1: My son is 8 years old and tested in the 99th percentile on the Slosson Intelligence test. He was a late talker. I believe that he does not want to attempt something unless he knows he will do it well. This is becoming apparent in school... If the task in front of him is easy, he willingly sits down and completes it quickly. If the task is difficult, he procrastinates, won't focus, complains and cries. I don't know what to do to help him and I feel he needs to get past this now as it will become more and more difficult for him in the future.

A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on Dealing with Perfectionism

Q2: Our daughter took the WPPSI at age 4 years and 6 mos. She is now 9 years 5 months. What is the % of error in the test scores? Does an individual IQ score change? Why do school districts not recognize IQ as an appropriate measure of giftedness? Any information would be helpful.

A: Usually, the percentage of error in standardized tests is taken into account in the percentile band. The error of measurement here refers to the amount by which the score that is actually observed differs from a hypothetical true score ... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on Error in IQ Test Scores here.

Q3: My son scored 9.9 on all of the topics on the Terra Nova except for Language. His overall approximate IQ was listed at 141. Can you recommend another type of test so that we can be sure of these numbers? If these numbers are correct, should we will look into the gifted program in our school system as it has been recommended.

A: See Dr. Sandhu's complete answer on IQ Tests: What other options are there?

Q4: My soon-to-be 9 year old, third grader is rated at below her grade level for reading. I have observed both high levels of understanding, for instances, mathematics, and an inability to comprehend materials that are age appropriate. Something in her learning seemed askew. Her teachers agreed and we chose to have her tested for a learning disability....

A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on IQ and Learning Disability

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Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, Revised Edition: Birth to Age 5
By American Academy Of Pediatrics

This book is an indispensable guide to recognizing and solving common childhood health problems, plus detailed instruction for coping with emergency medical situations. You also get sound advice on child rearing that covers everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your child's self-esteem. All from an organization that represents the nation's finest pediatricians and the most advanced research and practice in the field of child care answers all your medical and parenting questions.

 

 


>> LATEST BRAINY NEWS


Lower IQ And Impaired Neural Development Due To Poor Nutrition
Medical News Today July 19, 2006

Poor nutrition early in life can impair neural development, leading to lower IQ in humans and flawed song learning in birds. Recent evidence indicates that many organisms can offset some of the changes associated with early poor nutrition by modifying their physical development.


Boosting Iron Levels in Kids
ABC30.com July 15, 2006

"We know that if kids don't get enough iron they can have problems in school. They can have behavioral problems. Their brain development just isn't maximized," Julie Metos, R.D., of University of Utah.


Best for child's brain development? Caring adults
South Bend Tribune July 11, 2006

Arithmetic flashcards at the age of 3 won't unleash the next Einstein. It's attention and play with adoring adults that stimulates brain development not just in individual infants, but in the United States' future workforce.


Read to kids at early age, study suggests
United Press International July 14, 2006

Researchers studied English-speaking and Spanish-speaking children from low-income families and found that children who were read to at an early age had better language skills and cognitive development, WebMD reported.


Late-talking toddlers not parents fault
TheAge.com.au July 12, 2006

Parents should stop blaming themselves if their toddlers are slow to talk, according to a world-first Australian study. Instead, brain development in the womb, premature birth and low birth weight were more likely at fault.


Smoke may hurt foetal brain
Health 24 July 17, 2006

Children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy tend to have more behavioural problems than those born to non-smokers, a new study finds, and these behavioural problems begin to appear as early as 18 to 24 months of age.


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