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  • Becoming a Fulbright Scholar

    Mon, Jul 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Student Fulbright Scholar - Hannah’s Success My daughter, Hannah, became a Student Fulbright Scholar this week. As I reminisce about her journey to where she is now, I look back at how it all began. I have fond memories of her crawling track, Bit cards, homemade books, my own school in our home, the two courses I took at The Institutes to be designated a Professional Mother, and so many other wonderful ideas.

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  • Immunizing our babies against illiteracy: a prescription that could change the world

    Thu, Jul 10, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Parents everywhere should rejoice that the science has finally caught up with the oldest and best-loved activity of parents and kids–reading together. For a half-century we at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential have had the privilege of teaching parents about brain growth and development, and helping those parents to provide an enriched environment at home for their babies. The AAP and their partner organizations now recognize that it is parents who are the key to early literacy.

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  • Problem Solvers

    Sun, Jul 6, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Early Development Problem Solvers I attended the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course. This course was very interesting, very surprising, and worth it. I have five children. The first and most important benefit that occurred in our family as a result of this courses was the improved relationships between parents and children. We have much better communication now. Other important benefits we have achieved due to this course regarding the intelligence program are: high speed at reading and mental arithmetic.

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  • Summer Adventures

    Tue, Jul 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Summer is a time to explore, create, dream, and read. When I plan our summer program, I set specific daily goals, yet keep the schedule flexible enough for my children’s spontaneous curiosity to prevail. One morning as I prepared breakfast my girls discovered an ant nest. The rest of the morning was spent making an ant farm and studying ants. The girls drew pictures and wrote journal entries about the ants and their behavior.

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  • The American Academy of Pediatrics Writes a Prescription for Early Literacy

    Mon, Jun 30, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Early Child Literacy - Gains Recognition From American Academy of Pediatrics For the first time the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations on the importance of early child literacy these recommendations are welcome, of course, very welcome but long overdue. Learning begins at birth (or earlier), and that is when it is vital to begin offering intelligent and appropriate stimulation and opportunity. During this time, learning is effortless – the baby can learn absolutely anything that we can provide in an honest, factual, and joyous way.

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 2

    Mon, Jun 30, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    There are six excellent reasons why you should teach your children to run. We will discuss each of these in our blog. Reason Two— Development of the Respiratory System Running helps to develop the respiratory system, which delivers oxygen to the brain. The principle food of the brain is oxygen.The average adult brain represents about six percent of a person’s total body weight. Yet the brain can take as much as thirty-five percent of the oxygen that we inhale in each breath!

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  • The Ability to Excel

    Sat, Jun 28, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    I am a graduate of the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course from 1979. I had originally sought the help of the Institutes because my daughter, Tarea, was born 6 weeks premature and seemed developmentally delayed (both physically and mentally) compared to her 2 brothers (4 and 6 years older). Upon my graduation in 1979, I began the program designed by The Institutes. Tarea was 21 months old at that time.

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  • A Blessing in My Life

    Fri, Jun 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    I am forever grateful to the most amazing and impactful education experience of my life. The completion of the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course is absolutely more meaningful and useful to me than completing my BA and MBA at Pepperdine University. The course is daily benefiting me and my daughter profoundly. I’m confident that I’ve gone through the best professional parent education on the planet! When I first attended the course, I had been teaching my daughter, Isabella, words, Bits of Intelligence and numbers.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success: Maria and Anna 6/18/2014

    Wed, Jun 18, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Maria, and her twin sister, Anna, were diagnosed with Trisomy 21 at birth. Both Mother and Father attended the What to Do About Your Brain Injured Child course when they were 11 months old. At sixteen months of age, Maria was diagnosed with leukemia, and was immediately hospitalized. During Maria’s long hospital stay, her parents made certain she had the opportunity to creep. As a result, Maria walked for the first time while still in the hospital.

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  • The Foundation for the Lives of My Children

    Fri, Jun 13, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    I am a Registered Nurse who has worked in NYC Emergency Rooms for nearly 30 years. Shortly after having my second daughter in 1979, I heard about the How To Teach Your Baby to Read program and ordered a kit. I soaked up all the info and used it with 2 of my daughters. One of my daughters, Christina, breezed through school all her life and was the youngest person ever to graduate from Fordham University at age 18.

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  • Can a Working Mom do the Program?

    Sun, Jun 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    I attended the How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course in October 2008 when my son was 5.5 months old and my husband attended the following spring in 2009. The course was really life-changing. I will never look at my children (or parents) the same way again. I learned so much about how to learn and teach which was fascinating and enlightening. The week I spent at The Institutes was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time.

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  • Autism Success Story Alex

    Fri, May 30, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Autism Success Story Alex Alex was diagnosed as autistic at 18 months of age. When he was 2 years and 9 months of age, his mother attended the What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child course. After starting the program with Alex, his mother wrote to us: “I’m writing you to let you know that my son Alex is doing so great! I quit my job to do the program at home and it’s been really the most wonderful days of my life.

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  • An Intrinsic Part of Our Lives

    Mon, May 26, 2014 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    My daughter, Clementine is now almost two and a half, and not a day goes by that the learning program is not an intrinsic part of our lives.Three weeks after Clementine’s birth, we began with the physical, reading (English and Chinese) and swimming program as outlined in the books on those respective subjects, followed by our math program at three months and then our encyclopedic program at around four months. At such a young age, I wasn’t able to gauge the effectiveness of the reading, math, or encyclopedic programs, but at 3 months Clementine was able to hold onto a dowel off the ground for 30 seconds as illustrated in the book and she enjoyed swimming and could swim underwater.

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 1

    Wed, May 21, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    There are six excellent reasons why you should teach your children to run. We will discuss each of these in our blog. Reason One—Brain Growth and Development Running is not just a sport or a means of staying fit and healthy. Running is a function of the human brain. Between birth and six years of age, the brain grows at an enormous pace that will never be equaled in one’s lifetime.

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  • Thoughts on “The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder”

    Thu, May 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Attention Deficit Disorder Symptoms In the New York Times article, The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder 15 December 2013, it was pointed out that the number of children on medication for this disorder had soared to 3.5 million children in the last twenty years. The rising rate of diagnosis was termed a “national disaster of dangerous proportions”, by Dr. Keith Conners, psychologist and professor emeritus at Duke University. “The numbers make it look like an epidemic.

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  • Why do we stop at 12 x 12 when we teach kids multiplication?

    Wed, Apr 16, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    In India, people are known to be very skilled in mathematics. The idea of “zero” was first conceived by an Indian mathematician “Aryabhatta”. Indian people have dominated the world of commerce for centuries in the west of India. A few years ago one of my colleagues told me a story about an Indian teenager who came to the United States. In the math class, the multiplication of two digit numbers had been taught.

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  • The Pathway To Wellness: Intelligence 12/4/2014

    Sat, Apr 12, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    In the world of hurt children, there are many myths. There is no myth more ancient and enduring than the myth that if the brain is injured then the child is automatically unintelligent. Parents know that their hurt children are smart, but they often do not know what to do to provide appropriate and effective stimulation and opportunity. For this reason, it is very important to know what to do and what not to do to insure that your hurt child is getting the maximum opportunity to learn and progress.

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  • New programs help teach kids to code

    Thu, Apr 10, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Since the late 1970s, The International School has taught kids to code at the K-8 grade level. Back in those days the Apple II, a monochrome screen, and the Logo programming language were the tools of choice. Kids enjoy learning computer science and today our computer science course is a part of our core curriculum for all children in K-8 grade. It is great to see new organizations and tools being created to help teachers, parents and schools.

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