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" Learn How to Nurture A Smarter Kid "
Volume #4 Issue #6
ISSN: 0219-7642 Nov 27, 2005
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If you celebrate Christmas and want to put a smile on a loved one's
face or hear the laughter ring out from the kiddies on Christmas
day. I have found one that I think it is a good gift for any kids. Santamail offers a custom printed letter
that are mailed directly from North Pole, Alaska on a beautifully
printed Santa Claus letterhead and even signed by Santa himself (that's the fun
part to see your kid actually believes that!).
Some features of the customized letters include the following:
- Addressed personally to your child
- Return address and postmark from North Pole, Alaska
- Special seasonal stamp
- Personalized with child's name, home town, state and a friend's name
- Signed by Santa
- Up to 6 unique letters to choose from
The Christmas season will be here before you know it! You can take a look at some of the
sample personalized letters from the North Pole here!
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Kids not listening? Top 10 Tips to Deal With It!
By Cathy Gariety
Parents, Kids And Time Alone
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D
My 2 year old boy is extremely verbal and very active and
energetic. Lately, it seems that his developmental independence is particularly aggressive
and he shows frustration very easily. My instinct tells me that my son needs much
more stimulation and structured activity. How do I help him?
A: Find Dr. Sandhu's answer on
My daughter was tested using the Terra Nova testing last year during first grade. In reading she scored
in the 97th percentile, while in language and math in the 99th. She is in the CAP program at school, yet
rarely had homework and seemed to grasp everything very easily. Are we doing enough for her to have her
simply continue in the CAP program, or should she be in another sort of program or school?
A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Unchallenged gifted children
My daughter was tested for her inborn intelligence and it turns out that it is above average
by 51 points. Teacher claimed that she could be gifted due to her observation in class through
a series of games and activities for brain training. Hence when an IQ test was administered on
her, she has IQ of 100 points, which is average. Will an IQ test for 4 years and 3 months old
child be accurate at this point?
A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on
Accuracy of IQ Testing
* Review: 4 Stars
Nourished exclusively on music
(although, like all of us, it appreciates a little positive
attention), the palm-sized iDog moves and grooves to the
rhythm of your musical beat. For a robotic canine, the iDog
is remarkably expressive, employing an entertaining
assortment of flashing lights, head tilts, ear lifts, and
even growls (should you flick its tail).
Brain boosts and busts
United Press International Nov 21, 2005
Family ties can pull the cognitive and creative strings of a child's
brain, the latest research shows. Twins have significantly lower IQ
in childhood than youngsters making a solo entrance into the world,
a difference that cannot be explained by social or economic factors,
scientists report in the British Medical Journal.
Eat your way to a better brain for your baby
Eurekalert.com Nov 23, 2005
A team of British scientists at Manchester and Lancaster
Universities has turned established thinking on its head in a bid to
understand the serious and often deadly condition, hydrocephalus,
commonly known as 'water on the brain'.
Reading to infants stimulates brains
Star-gazette.com Nov 13, 2005
Want to help your children be confident, do well in school and
improve their potential for success as adults? Start telling them
stories from the time they are infants.
Increasing Child's I.Q. May Be At Your Fingertips
Kansas City Channel Nov 16, 2005
Eckerman reported that studies show physical and intellectual gains
in babies who get lots of skin-to-skin contact. Breast feeding or
not, skin-to-skin contact between mother and child can bring
High IQ in childhood tied to longer life
Reuter UK Nov 11, 2005
Smarter children may enjoy longer lives, the results of a new study
suggest. The study, which followed elderly adults deemed gifted by
childhood IQ tests, found that the higher their early IQs were, the
longer they lived -- up to a point, at least. The survival advantage
began to plateau after a childhood IQ of 163, an intelligence level
few people reach.
Conference emphasizes infants, brain power
DailyNorthWestern.com Nov 14, 2005
Always searching for a way to help, Bednarz said she discovered a
"simple but profound" method in a group of exercises called Brain
Gym. The exercises stimulate the three different parts of the brain
- the limbic system, brain stem and especially the cerebral cortex,
or the "thinking brain." With the cerebral cortex working smoothly,
a person is better able to control stress and emotional outbursts.
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