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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #5 Issue #13
ISSN: 0219-7642 Feb 25, 2007
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I have a poll about "Is Spanking the right approach to child
discipline?" on Brainy-Child.com website, which has collected
closed to 700 votes to date. Below is the tabulated result:
They are 57% of parents who are somewhat or totally disagreeing on
spanking. In contrast, 32% of parents are somewhat or totally
agreeing on spanking. Only 11% of parents are neutral on using
spanking as the approach to child discipline. The poll results speak
for themselves. While most parents do not think spanking is a good
idea, but some parents believe spanking is justified and effective.
Are there alternatives to spanking for discipline? To spank or not
to spank – that's the question? Read our features articles in this
issue to find your answer! Have a great week ahead. Take care!
Thought for today:
" The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
" - Sam Levenson
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Spanking - Why Many Parents Keep Seeking For A Better Way
By Rory Sullivan
When we are in the "deep end" of parenting- at the end of our rope -
we will grasp at the first thing we think of to stop our child's
misbehavior. When our kids are pushing every button we have (and
even some we didn’t know we had), spanking kids over the knee may
seem like a good idea to get them to REALLY learn from their
mistakes. But does it work?
The Art of Saying "Yes" and the Art of Saying "No"
By Mark Huttenlocker
What to do when your out-of-control kid wants something from you, the parent: The Art of Saying "Yes" and the
Art of Saying "No".
Montessori Play And Learn: A Parent's Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six
By Lesley Britton
We all want the best possible
starts in life for our children, and one of the best
possible starts in life, educationally, is the "method"
pioneered by Maria Montessori and taught successfully today
throughout the world.
Now, Lesley Britton, the
leading Montessori practitioner in England for more than
twenty years, will show parents how to bring Montessori
home. If you would like to facilitate the development of
your child's unique personality, make it possible for him to
develop to his full intellectual capacity, and help him
become socially and emotionally well adjusted, then this is
the book for you.
Children's TV 'is linked to cancer, autism, dementia'
Scotsman.com Feb 19, 2007
It has long been blamed for creating a nation of couch potatoes. But
a new report today claims that Britain's love affair with television
is causing far more damage - both physically and psychologically -
than previously thought .... Watching television has been found by
neuroscientists to be a "non-intellectually stimulating activity"
for brain development. This was not found to be the case for reading.
8 ways to make your kids smarter
KFVS12.com Feb 22, 2007
Parents have a hard job, one that doesn't come with a hand book. So
it may be helpful to hear some tips that can help make your child a
whiz later on in life. Here are nine tips that could help do the
Eating Fish During Pregnancy Provides 'Brain Food' for Child
MedPageToday Feb 16, 2007
Women who eat seafood while pregnant may be boosting their
children's IQ in the process, according to new research published
Friday in The Lancet.
Breastfeeding 'aids class status'
BBC News Feb 14, 2007
Those who were breastfed were 41% more likely to move up in class
than those who were bottle-fed. Experts said the Archives of
Disease in Childhood study supported the idea that breastfeeding led
to better long-term outcomes for children.
Bilingualism may increase brain power
UE Crescent Feb 16, 2007
Bilinguals get far more practice than monolinguals in using the part
of the brain that focuses our attention, helping us sort through
conflicting information and ignore distractions. Using two languages
seems to bolster rapid decision-making, multitasking and perhaps memory.
Vitamins During Pregnancy Decrease Childhood Cancer Risk
Cancer News Feb 21, 2007
According to an early online publication in the journal Clinical
Pharmacology and Therapeutics, children of mothers who take vitamins
during pregnancy have a decreased risk of pediatric brain tumors,
neuroblastoma, and leukemia. It is generally recommended that
pregnant women receive vitamin supplementation during pregnancy to
assure normal growth and development of the fetus.
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