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  • Tiny Babies Need to Move

    Fri, Mar 22, 2019 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    A baby who lives on his belly on the floor is a mobile, happy baby Let’s take a look at the typical environment of the newborn baby and ask this question: Is it set up for his benefit or ours? After being delivered he is usually taken away from his mother, wrapped up, and put on his back, and often placed, if mother permits, in a nursery with many other babies.

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  • I Loved Every Minute of Teaching My Girls

    Thu, Apr 5, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    One professional mother tells the story of teaching and learning with her four girls. Chenee, Janelle, Ariel and Tamara I just want to start by saying that some of the best memories I have with my children were when we were doing The Institutes Program together. I have four daughters, Janelle and Tamara (who are twins), Chenee, and Ariel. I started the program with the twins when they were one and a half years old.

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  • How To Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence

    Mon, Feb 26, 2018 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Increase Your Child’s Intelligence With Home Course for Parents Our home course to increase your child’s intelligence is derived from the beloved course of the same name that has been inspiring parents from all over the world since 1978. Thousands of parents have graduated from this course and returned home to create a new world for their children and themselves. The principle lecturer in the Home Course is Glenn Doman, the author of The Gentle Revolution Series of books for parents.

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  • Dx: Agenesis of Corpus Callosum Mosaic Trisomy 8, Cerebral Palsy

    Thu, Dec 28, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Little Diego’s family chooses to rewrite his story Diego was delivered by C-section. He hardly cried at birth and was cyanotic and had seizures. He was given oxygen for first 12 days of life. Since he could not breastfeed, he had to be tube fed. “When Diego was born, the doctors told us right away that he had a disability. The minute I found that my son wasn’t like a normal kid I couldn’t believe it, I got desperate and really depressed, I wanted to die.

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  • Respiratory Distress and Failure to Thrive

    Wed, Nov 1, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Fumio almost didn’t make it. Fumio and Glenn had a natural affinity from the start. At birth, Fumio lacked the basic reflexes a newborn baby should have and was not expected to live. Too weak to suck and swallow, he was hospitalized and tube fed for the first three months of life. As his parents watched their little boy struggle to breathe and do what other kids did effortlessly, they began to search for help that would lead them to The Institutes.

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  • The Good Thing About Fathers

    Fri, Jun 30, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Douglas and Noah take a dip in the pool Another reason that father is wonderful is that he has not altogether lost his concept of time. Mother lives between the adult world of “there is never enough time” and the kid world of “there is all the time in the world”. When these two worlds meet, chaos ensues. This is the universe in which mother tries to marry “no time” with “all the time in the world”.

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  • Triathlon 2016: The Iron Kids Do It Again

    Sat, Oct 8, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Kids Achieve Physical Excellence Athletes will travel from around the world this weekend to Hawaii, where they will dive into the ocean and swim three miles, jump on to a bike and pedal 100 miles, and finally polish off this incredible feat, by running a full marathon. Whoever finishes first will be crowned “Iron Man ” ─ or one presumes, “Iron Woman.” It is amazing to watch these kids achieve physical excellence at such a young age.

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  • AUTISM: A STORY OF HOPE

    Fri, Aug 12, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    ALEX GOES ALL THE WAY Life was difficult for baby Alex. Autism Signs in Alex As a baby, Alex cried constantly as he was too sensitive to sounds, water and foods. He was irritable and not a happy baby. 12 months of age, following an illness and a vaccination, Alex lost the speech he had started to develop, and his ability to eat solid foods. By 18 months of age, he was spending too much time engaged in repetitive actions like clapping and flapping his hands and he was diagnosed as autistic.

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  • Developmentally Delayed with Mobility Problems

    Tue, May 10, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    A Child Who is Developmentally Delayed Can Be Helped. Ignacio carves his own pathway to wellness Everything appeared to be normal when Ignacio was born, but when he was five months old his parents noticed that he was too quiet and did not make sounds like other babies did. Tests showed that he had an ear duct obstruction and that his cochleae were malformed, a condition they were told had no remedy.

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  • Developmental Delay Success Story

    Thu, Mar 31, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Developmental Delay Label Doesn’t Stop Tae “Tae will never be like the average child” - they were right she is much better! Here Tae is fighting the good fight and getting better every day. Tae did not have the easiest start to life. During the pregnancy, there was a threat of miscarriage in the sixth month, but fortunately the baby was born full term. However, at birth Tae’s cry was not immediate, she was blue and began having seizures.

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  • Five Swimming Tips for Your Baby

    Thu, Mar 3, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Swimming Tips For Baby Douglas Doman, Author of How To Teach Your Baby To Swim, Offers Five Tips For Parents Start as Young as Possible. It is much, much easier to teach a new born to swim than a one-year-old. It is much easier to teach a one-year-old to swim than a two-year-old. It is easier to teach a two-year-old than a three-year-old to swim. The younger the child is the better.

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  • How To Train for a Swimathon

    Thu, Mar 3, 2016 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Swimathon Training Parents can design their own swimathon for their child, setting goals that fit that family and child. The Evan Thomas Institute Swimathon has two timed periods. Swimathon Training can be fun and exciting for your child. 30-Minute Swim For young swimmers, they must be able to swim independently one length of a 25-yard pool They may swim on their back (with flutter kick and sculling) or using a front crawl with rhythmic breathing.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Newborns—Right-Side Up or Upside Down

    Thu, Mar 20, 2014 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    All newborn and tiny babies spend most of their time lying on some surface. For most of them this is a baby carriage, an infant seat, a crib, a walker, a swinging seat, a stroller, or a playpen; all of these are restrictive and prison-like. They either prevent the baby from moving at all (in the case of the carriage or the crib) or vastly restrict his movement (in the case of the playpen).

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