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  • Remembering Glenn Doman on his Birthday

    Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    We are celebrating the life of Glenn Doman today and we welcome anyone and everyone who wants to help us embrace the life of this wonderful man. Glenn Doman 26 August 1919 to 18 May 2013 95 Years Still making the world a better place every day. Ways to Celebrate Take a moment, write a birthday toast to Glenn then toast him. (He would love that) If you like, send us your toast.

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  • Trisomy 21 Success Story: Sara

    Thu, Aug 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    “We began to see that we have a child, not a problem - we had increasing hope.” On the day of Sara’s birth, her parents were told that she had Trisomy 21. This began the family on a search to find answers for Sara, leading them to The Institutes. After graduating from The Institutes’ Intensive Treatment Program, parents wrote about their family’s experience on the program and Sara’s inspirational story:

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Child to Run, Part 3

    Mon, Aug 11, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    There are six excellent reasons why you should teach your child to run. In case you missed parts one and two, be sure to read the previous running posts in our blog. We will discuss each of these in our blog. Reason Four—Health Our children have far fewer upper respiratory infections than average tiny children. Pediatricians become concerned only if children have more than nine upper respiratory infections a year!

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story: Jacob 8/4/2014

    Mon, Aug 4, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Hurt Kids – Jacob’s Success Story We see many hurt kids at The Institutes and Jacob was one of them. Jacob was born three months prematurely. He spent the first six months of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit fighting for his life, along with his devoted parents. He underwent nine surgeries at this time. At one year of age, Jacob was blind, deaf and immobile. Here is Jacob after four months of his IAHP home treatment program:

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  • Academic Achievement

    Mon, Jul 28, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The Academic Achievement of Michael I attended the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course in December 1981 as a new mother (our son, Michael, was then 13 months old) and my husband attended a year or so later. The information and wisdom The Institutes shared with us allow us to call him Dr. Warren as of today. Michael attended St. Andrews University in Scotland as an undergraduate and received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy after 4 years (he was on the accelerated program after two years as an undergraduate, one in which a Master’s can be awarded, rather than an undergrad degree).

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  • Teaching My Child Music

    Mon, Jul 28, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Ever since I found out about The Institutes, I thought of how their philosophy was so close to what I always thought about tiny kids and learning. As a musician, I focus my teaching on music. At first, I used the books and the web material and then I attended the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course. The amount of ideas I got from the course and the alumni forum (to which I enrolled soon after) has been great.

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  • Autism Success Story Siao

    Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Autism Success Story Siao His parents were deeply concerned about him when he was 18 months of age. He had not begun to speak, and did not respond to others. He lacked eye contact, and preferred to play by himself. He slept poorly, and began having asthma attacks.By three years of age, Siao had been diagnosed as autistic, his lack of speech persisted and he was socially withdrawn. He was hyperactive, and he walked on his toes.

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  • Enséñale a Leer a tu Bebé

    Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Teach Your Baby to Read English Desde que Glenn Doman escribiera “Cómo Enseñar a Leer a tu Bebé” hace 50 años, millones de padres han leído el libro y en consecuencia, una innumerable cantidad de bebés ha comenzado a recorrer el camino hacia la excelencia intelectual. Los niños tienen una capacidad y un potencial tremendos; pueden aprender a leer a una edad muy temprana. Pueden leer, quieren leer y creemos firmemente que deben leer.

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  • A Life-Changing Week

    Wed, Jul 23, 2014 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    “I have a master’s degree in education, but what is taught at The Institutes is unique, useful, and life-changing. The program empowers parents by giving them the tools to teach children at an early age.” I first read Glenn Doman’s book How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence after a friend recommended it. Then I eagerly enrolled in the course with the support of my husband, James. The young students at The Institutes were so incredible: enthusiastic and talented.

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  • A Thank You Letter

    Sun, Jul 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    I wanted to thank you for the wonderful program and materials you offer. There are three things I have learned from reading your books and watching your videos: 1) teaching is about giving information freely, lovingly, and without expectation; 2) my child has a natural desire to learn that far, far exceeds what traditional educational systems will have one believe; and 3) stopping a lesson before a child wants to stop ensures that he will be left thirsting for more.

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story: Kira 6/18/2014

    Fri, Jul 18, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    Hurt Kids Success Story Kira Kira was born with a congenital malformation of her nose. She was not breathing or sucking by herself. She had two surgeries on her nose, the first 16 days after birth and the second just after her first birthday. Before starting The Institutes’ program at home, Kira was not yet able to crawl or creep. When the staff saw Kira for the first time, she had just turned two years old and was creeping about 300 meters a day.

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  • A Full Scholarship Recipient and Young Entrepreneur

    Mon, Jul 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 1 Minute Read
    About 20 years ago, I took the How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence Course at The Institutes. My son was 6 months back then. I couldn’t believe the loving and caring environment The Institutes creates for parents and kids, as well as as the wealth of knowledge you give.My son did very well with the reading and math programs. He started school advanced in both. He excelled throughout and won a full scholarship to all the universities he applied to in our state of Florida.

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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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