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Volume #2   Issue #24

ISSN: 0219-7642    Sep 24, 2004

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Hi Everyone,

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:

       http://www.howstuffworks.com/
       http://www.britannica.com/
       http://whyfiles.org/
       http://www.worldbook.com/
       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
       http://www.wordiq.com/encyclopedia.html

I Hope this help. Take care and have a great weekend.

Andrew Loh
Publisher & Editor, BrainyZine
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 does work.

Hugs: A Parent's Secret Weapon

Many scientific studies have shown the positive effects of hugging.

>> ASK AN EXPERT

Q: I am mother of 3 years old daughter. How to test child's intelligence, IQ & creativity at this age?

A: 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 here.

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Parents 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.

 

 

 


>> LATEST BRAINY NEWS


Reading, writing and remembering
Sacbee.com Sep 19, 2004

If your kids are forgetful, here are some reminders on how to help them.


Chemical '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 lower IQ.


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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