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Volume #2 Issue #22
ISSN: 0219-7642 Aug 27, 2004
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How to Create an Emotional Bond with your Child
One of the most powerful tools a parents have for raising their children is the natural
emotional bond that exists between them and their child. Children who feel close to
their parents will have a strong desire to obey them. No child with this type of
connection to his parents will want to risk hurting that connection by disobeying them.
promises to your kids
It doesn't take too much for kids to begin to lose trust in you. A few broken promises can
have a big impact on a child. Very simply, one of your jobs as a parent is to keep your
promises. Treat them as sacred, and do what's necessary to keep them.
Dr. Toy's Smart Play : How To Raise A Child With a High PQ (Play Quotient)
By Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D (Dr. Toy)
We've all heard of IQ but do you know your child's PQ or Play Quotient?
A child's ability to play does more than provide for fund and diversion; it is
critical for his or her emotion and intellectual growth, an teaches everything
from social skills to analytical thinking. For the developing mind of a child,
learning to play is paramount--but is your child getting the most out of playtime?
This book will tell you about that.
Resources for Infants and Toddlers
By Judy Herr Ph.D, Terri Swim
Provides a wealth of information to parents, caregivers, and educators to assist in promoting healthy
development of young children. Helps you create a strong foundation for the thinking, interacting,
and learning progressions of the children in your care.
Dietary doctor says "Feed problem child more fat"
eMediaWires Aug 16, 2004
If your kids are "bouncing off the walls" or having concentration difficulties at home
or school, the advice from a leading dietary doctor is, "Don't give them medication --
feed them more fat at the dinner table."
> See the book
Fats that heal, Fats that kill by Dr. Udo Erasmus
Movement and infants
Earthtimers.org Aug 19, 2004
Neurophysiologist Carla Hannaford, in her excellent book, Smart Moves: Why Learning Is
Not All in Your Head, states: "Physical movement, from earliest infancy and throughout
our lives, plays an important role in the creation of nerve cell networks which are
actually the essence of learning."
She then goes on to relate how movement, because it activates the neural wiring
throughout the body, makes the entire body not just the brain the instrument of
> See the book
Smart Moves: Why Learning is not all in your head by Carla Hannaford
National TV epidemic takes toll on children's minds and bodies
The Mercury News Aug 18, 2004
Sitting passively in front of the tube for hours is taking its toll on the bodies and
minds of the United States' children. Studies have documented unhealthy effects on
weight, attention span, reading skills and socialization among children who spend
hours a day watching television or playing video games.
Experts concerned about children's creative thinking
Post-gazette.com Aug 15, 2004
In recent years, many child development experts have voiced increasing concern over the
fact that children are accorded little time or encouragement to engage in imaginative
play. Too many children are overscheduled with school and other activities, according to
Anxiety in pregnancy linked to child's behavior problems
Medical News Today Aug 25, 2004
Children may be more likely to develop behavior problems like attention deficit disorder if their
mothers report high levels of stress and anxiety during the earlier half of their pregnancy,
researchers report in the journal Child Development.
How long should you breast-feed?
Kron 4 Aug 14, 2004
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breast-fed for at least 12 months
and thereafter for as long as mutually desired. The only acceptable alternative to breast milk
is infant formula iron fortified and solid foods can be introduced gradually when the baby is 6
months old, but a baby should drink breast milk or formula, not regular cow's milk, for a full
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