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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #9 Issue #2
ISSN: 0219-7642 July 25, 2010
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Spending quality and productive time with your children could be fantastic!
However, most children never need their parents spending full time
looking after them. In fact, they enjoy timely breaks from you as
much you look for breaks from them.
When you feel that you have some free time,
just go ahead and join your children. Become a child yourself and live every minute of it. You will be
amazed to find that your life is suddenly blooming with millions of colorful hues and shades. Have a
great week ahead!
Thought for today:
"Your children need your presence more than your presents." - Jesse Jackson
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Important Internet Safety Tips for Kids - Part I
Usage of internet by children is very common today. Children use internet for a number of purposes like
research, projects and communication. With all those immense benefits, internet also comes with many pitfalls.
Internet could pose lot of potential problems to your children.
Important Internet Safety Tips for Kids - Part II
Children should know how to use internet services in a safe and effective manner. They should also know and
understand about the potential dangers that always come along with the usage of internet. Parents may need
to learn how to help their children use internet in a safe manner.
Q1: I have been reading the information
on brainy-child.com and would like to ask whether my son is brainy
or whether its normal for his age. He is 2 years and 4mths old. He
can count 1-10 and can identify each number. At the moment he is
learning numbers between 10-20 and can nearly identify them all. He
has also started to learn letters and spell his name. He knows at
least 6 colors and at least six shapes by sight such as rectangle
square circle hexagon kite star...
A: As a rule of thumb, gifted children
would demonstrate development that is at least 30% more advanced
than their peers. At two, it can be hard to determine giftedness,
however, parents can tell if their child has a potential for
giftedness. Today, it is much harder to determine giftedness since
many children are exposed to various activities by parents; these
activities actually make them learn faster regardless of ability.....
Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Gifted or Average here.
Q2: I am the mother of a 9.5 month old
baby girl (August 25, 2009 born) who shows advanced development, her
milestones are briefed below:
Smile- 14 days
Laughter at 2.5m
Head control- 2.5 months
Turn- 3months (video)
Pulling up - 4.5 months (we did a mistake of keeping her in the walker
(she started moving in the walker at 54 months) during that period,
hence walking delayed - took first steps at 8 month 5 days)
Sitting without support- 4 months few days.
Transfer object from one hand to another - 4 months.
Pincer grasp - 4.5 months.
Hold her bottle on her own - 2 months 3weeks (video).
Eating on her own - 5 months.
Separation anxiety and stranger anxiety developed as early as 3 months.
Walking - 8 months.
First words (she called Vappa (father), Umma (mother)) discriminately- 6
A: From your description, there is no
doubt that your baby has very advanced abilities that shows that she
is potentially gifted. Her early development is milestones ahead of
her peers and you are right in being concerned about her guiding her
to develop her full potential.... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Advanced Abilities here.
Internet Safety Tips For Kids & Parents: What Every Child & Parent Needs to Know!
By M K Wade
Parents and kids both need to learn and know about the
dangers that lurk online in the world of cyberspace. As a
parent you need to be aware of simple basic common sense
strategies you can teach your children and teens to help
keep them safe online. As a child or teenager you need to be
aware of simple rules that can keep you safe while you still
are able to enjoy exploring the online world.
This Information Superhighway is part of our children's
everyday lives. Parents need to learn how they can help keep
their children safe, teach them to take responsibility and
make good choices while online. Both you and your child need
to be able to recognize trouble spots and equip yourselves
with the knowledge to stay safe.
Online Safety for Your Child: Learn Internet Safety For Kids And Keep Your Children Safe On The Internet
By K M S Publishing.com
Protect your child from the most dangerous online crimes
lurking in the internet! Internet crime is at its peak.
Worldwide statistics reveal the perils of the internet to
vulnerable victims...such as children. Do all you can to
make certain your child does not become a statistic!
This book gives you a comprehensive discussion on online
safety and how to shield your child from the dangers of the
internet. Learn to monitor your child's internet use whether
at home, in school, or in other popular internet hotspots.
Recognize the warning signs that can tell you if your child
is in any danger online. Equip yourself on the skills of
what to do when your child is in online trouble.
Good mothering passes benefits across generations, study reveals
Vancouver Sun July 14, 2010
Rat mothers who touch and groom their offspring create happier, smarter rats -- not just for one
generation, but for successive generations, according to researcher Michael Meaney. Good mothering,
in other words, changes the DNA of generations of rats.
Is your child getting enough omega-3s?
Dr Cutler July 19, 2010
Prominent paediatrician and author Dr. William Sears says the lack of omega-3 fatty acids in the
diets of American children is "one of the biggest problems facing American children today."
Music Training Boosts Learning
Babble July 21, 2010
Ask just about anyone if they can play a musical instrument and you will likely get one of
two answers: "Yes!" or "No, but I sure wish I could!" Music touches everyone and the ability
to actually make it is pretty fantastic.
The Pitfalls in Identifying a Gifted Child
NY Times July 04, 2010
The purpose of identifying young gifted students is to recognize two groups of children: those who
because of their advanced development need much greater challenges than they are likely to receive
in a traditional education setting and those who may with intervention become advanced.
The brain: How children learn language
Parent Central July 16, 2010
What drives the students graduating with perfect marks from high schools in the GTA?
Parents' expectations, peer rivalry, and a lot of intangibles.
Keeping Kids Safe on Cell phones
Forbes July 20, 2010
Colorado mother Sharon Hamilton thought she had a close eye on her son's technology use. The
15-year-old turned in his cell phone every night at 10 p.m. One evening, Hamilton became suspicious
when he frantically deleted text messages before giving over his phone. Her worst fears were soon confirmed.
4 most common parenting mistakes
ABC Local July 15, 2010
Parents generally feel they have only two choices when misbehavior occurs: the first is control-based
parenting, which is to punish the child because he's acting in a completely unacceptable manner.
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