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Volume #11 Issue #13
ISSN: 0219-7642 Nov 26, 2012
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How consistent and uniform are you in your patenting thoughts? Do you consider the factor of
consistency in your daily parenting life? Consistency in your parenting techniques is a vital
ingredient to create a successful parenting plan. It is also one of the most important factors
to ensure a thoughtful parenting approach that eventually provides you much desired results.
When you are consistent, you will also be pushing your children to be consistent in their
actions, deeds and thought processes.
When children are consistent, it will train them in expecting something good happening to them.
This will eventually assist them in gaining another positive trait called expectancy. With expectancy,
your children can expect best things in life. When your children learn what to expect and how to
expect, they can easily guess the consequent scenarios of their actions and reactions would be. As
children learn these two important skills, they would also master how to make choices and in what
manner they can choose different and available options.
A parental perspective on these two factors assumes a lot of
significance too. Parents may need to reinforce only positive and
good behaviors on their children to expect the best future
behaviors. Similarly, parents may also need to be consistent while
expressing their love and affection for children. In nutshell, consistency is the ultimate factor
to ensure a positive parenting approach. Have a nice day!
Thought for today:
"Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole
time trying to correct them." - Bill Ayers
Publisher & Editor, BrainyZine
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What is Positive Parenting? Its Benefits and Advantages
What is positive parenting style? Is there is special connotation attached to it? Are there any special techniques tagged to
it? Learn more here!
Helpful Positive Parenting Techniques and Methods
A major shift in the thinking process is necessary for the parents to start applying the principles of
positive parenting. Learn these helpful positive parenting techniques here!
Q1: My 9 year old daughter has Aspergers (or HFA) and has sat her first WASI
test. The results were as follows: Verbal IQ 133, 99th Percentile
and Performance IQ 87, 19th percentile. I don't really understand
what this means. Is she gifted? What do I concentrate on? I have to
admit I'm clueless. Help please!
A: The Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of
Intelligence (WASI) is known to be a
quick, reliable measure of intelligence. The WASI is nationally
standardised, yields the three traditional Verbal, Performance, Full
Scale IQ scores, and is linked to the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for
Children IV (WISC-IV). Results are quite reliable for a brief test as
such to gauge the intelligence score of an individual.....
Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Asperger's and Testing on the WASI here.
Q2: I have a seven year old boy who recently
had taken the WISC-IV. His scores came back a bit confusing. He is in first grade.
Verbal Comprehension 128-Superior
Perceptual Reasoning 106-Average
Working Memory 99-Average
Processing speed 73-BORDERLINE
Any info on the 30 point spread between scores is appreciated. It
appears he is gifted with a LD but what exactly is his LD how can we
help? He is having behaviour issues at school.
A: There appears to be a really large
gap between the verbal comprehension index compared to the rest of
the index. The VCI is in the superior
range and the PSI is borderline which shows that the Full Scale IQ
should not be used.
You are right on track to be suspicious about the huge gap between
the scores and yes, there has to be a learning problem with such
scores.... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Score Discrepancy on the WISC-IV here.
Q3: My 7 year old daughter was
identified as moderately gifted at age 4. She displayed a number of
gifted characteristics and text-book challenges of gifted children,
which led us to have her tested. We attended therapy sessions to
help her deal with her high anxiety around the issues of heaven,
death, dying, burial rituals, world poverty, right and wrong, etc.
Upon the recommendation of her therapist, we also started her in a
variety of different activities a bit earlier than other children
and sought to provide a more dynamic learning environment for her
through a private school....
A: It is amazing what you have done for
your girl so far and you are definitely on the right track.
Parenting a gifted child is hard enough; but handling on with such
emotions and perfectionism is a real challenge. It is indeed rather
common for gifted children to get obsessed with subject of passion
in the form of deep and extreme interest. On the other hand,
obsessions in OCD are unwanted, anxiety producing thoughts which
lead to further struggle for the individual and significant others.... Continue to read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Handling the Emotions of a Highly Gifted Child with Suspected OCD here.
The Power of Positive Parenting : A Wonderful Way to Raise Children
By Dr. Glenn I. Latham
This is a child-rearing manual that provides practical
methods for working with children. This instructional book
goes a long way in helping parents to resolve problems using
specific strategies for dealing with inappropriate behavior
of children. In general, it's a book about child-rearing
practices and how the management of consequences can be the
key to creating good home environment.
Dr. Latham is a professor emeritus of education at Utah
State University, Logan, Utah, and is a behavior analyst. He
has been a teacher, consultant and advisor nationally and
Positive Parenting with A Plan
By Matthew A. Johnson, Psy.D
This book provides successful tools for counselors, schools, churches, universities, seminaries,
foster care and adoption agencies, group homes, residential treatment facilities, juvenile
probation courts, and divorce courts Join thousands upon thousands of parents around the world
who are now enjoying their marriage, their children, and living in a conflict-free home.
Raising healthy, responsible, contented children is a challenge! Most parents grew up with little
experience in child rearing, then suddenly find themselves responsible for the 24-hour care of a
precious little one eats, sleeps, breathes, and acts in ways which alternately delight and frustrate.
In a simple, direct, light-hearted, and principled way, this book provides a practical instruction
manual for hopefully dealing with the inevitable challenges of parenting.
Education starts at birth so-get that young brain to-work early says experts
Wrangler News Nov 19, 2012
Preparing a child for school does not start at age three, or five or seven. Ideally, it begins at birth. That
is only one of the messages parents learned at a recent Parent Summit, held at Kyrene Middle School.
Vitamin C Deficiency in Pregnant Mothers may affect Baby's Brain Development
Best Syndication Nov 15, 2012
Vitamin C deficiency in expecting mothers can cause brain damage for the developing baby, according to a study
from researchers at the University of Copenhagen.
It's a tough life! Amazing picture shows baby yawning in the womb - and could reveal clues to how we develop
Daily Mail Nov 21, 2012
He can hardly have been burning the candle at both ends – but perhaps he's tired out from all that
growing. This remarkable picture shows a baby yawning in the womb.
Nutrients in fish can boost brain development
Scientist Live Nov 22, 2012
The advice given to pregnant women over the consumption of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids should be reconsidered
after an international research project involving University of Ulster scientists suggested that polyunsaturated
fatty acids in fish could actually be beneficial for child development.
New research reveals best times to teach children
TC Palm Nov 06, 2012
Recent research highlights periods called "windows of neurological
sensitivity or opportunity." The term "sweet spot" captures the
essence of this important concept: plasticity of the brain. If we
use certain parts of the brain at certain ages, we get more "bang
for the buck" or growth than we would at a later stage, even if we
put in the same amount of time and effort.
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