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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #2 Issue #24
ISSN: 0219-7642 Sep 24, 2004
Andrew Loh, Publisher
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As a parent, we always get tons of questions from our young kids. Some are really tough
questions. Once I talked to my sons about the highest mountain in the world, then my
younger son asked,
"What is the lowest mountain in the world?" Heck, how
would I know? Then, I
turned to Internet to look for answer. Think you know the answer too? The lowest
mountain in the world is Mount Wycheproof in Victoria, Australia, with a summit just
140 feet above the surrounding plains.
As long as your kids are still asking this kind of 'irritating' questions, you will
have to deal with it all the times. I have found few websites that could help you to
impress your kids:
Hope this help. Take care and have a great weekend.
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andrew @ brainy-child.com
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Authoritarian Parenting, Permissive Parenting, or Loving Parenting
Our society swings back and forth between authoritarian and permissive parenting. This
article describes why neither works to raise emotionally healthy children, and what
Hugs: A Parent's Secret Weapon
Many scientific studies have shown the positive effects of hugging.
I am mother of 3 years old daughter. How to test child's intelligence, IQ &
creativity at this age?
A note on intelligence and IQ. Howard Gardner (1983, a well known name in the study
of intelligence today) looks at intelligence from a multidimensional point of view.
To read more of Dr. Sandhu's reply, see
IQ and Creativity testing for Children.
Q: Is it normal for a 20 month old baby to read and recognize all the letters
in the alphabet as well as numbers from 1-10? She reads it
everywhere.....on the street, supermarket, cups, books and newspapers ... I don't know
what else she knows.
My daughter is still not a talker. I am just concern since I don't really see
myself as a mother of gifted child. I want her to be as normal as everybody else.
I am scared that she might become a bipolar like those I know.
Or is it maybe I read to her and she watched all these video about letters, numbers
and shapes? Please say she's not gifted...(am I going nuts?)
A: See Dr. Sandhu's reply
Guide to Raising a Gifted Child
By James Alvino, Ph.D
A practical, informative, and authoritative primer for
raising and educating our gifted children from preschool to adolescence. Beginning with
sensible strategies to determine whether -- and in which area -- your child is gifted,
this book takes parents through selecting an appropriate day-care center, a school, and
a home reference library.
Reading, writing and remembering
Sacbee.com Sep 19, 2004
If your kids are forgetful, here are some reminders on how to help them.
'harms' young brains
BBC News June 2, 2004
Research by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Wales has shown that some substances found in consumer
products can cause problems for children - including reduced movement skills, poor memory and a
Kids will say the darnedest things
StarBnner.com Sep 20, 2004
New evidence shows that children's brains are still forming well into their elementary and
middle school years. So remember it is natural that children will use unacceptable words
because "it is part of their wiring, their development homework," said Diane Weiss, co-director of
Forty Carrots Family Center in Sarasota.
Stress can be beneficial to child's growth
TheStraitsTimes Sep 20, 2004
STRESS in a child's life can be beneficial to his development, as it could teach him how to cope
with challenging situations, such as training for a competition and swotting for an exam, says
author and psychologist Dr. Alvin Ng.
Preferential Parenting Hurts Kids
WebMDHealth Sep 17, 2004
Playing favorites affects every child in a family.
Starting early helps multi-language families teach their children both
newsleader.com Sep 12, 2004
Teaching children a second language helps develop parts of the brain that otherwise may not be.
This helps bilingual children do better on English exams and develop other skills quicker.
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