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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #4 Issue #22
ISSN: 0219-7642 July 23, 2006
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"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.
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
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.
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?
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
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
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
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
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,
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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