Author Archives: Kathy

Summing up the 10 Steps to Make Your Kids Smarter

Music Lessons The Dumb Jock Is A Myth Don’t Read To Your Kids, Read With Them Sleep Deprivation Makes Kids Stupid IQ Isn’t Worth Much Without Self-Discipline Learning Is An Active Process Treats Can Be a Good Thing — At … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017

Everyone at My Baby Compass would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas season and a happy and safe Happy New Year 2017.

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Believe In Them

Believing your kid is smarter than average makes a difference. When teachers were told certain kids were sharper, those kids did better — even though the kids were selected at random. Via The Heart of Social Psychology: A Backstage View … Continue reading

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Peer Group Matters

Your genetics and the genetics of your partner have a huge effect on your kids. But the way you raise your kids? Not nearly as much. Via Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference: … Continue reading

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Happy Kids = Successful Kids

Happier kids are more likely to turn into successful, accomplished adults. Via Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents: …happiness is a tremendous advantage in a world that emphasizes performance. On average, happy people are … Continue reading

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Treats Can Be A Good Thing — At The Right Time

Overall, it would be better if kids ate healthy all the time. Research shows eating makes a difference in children’s grades: Everybody knows you should eat breakfast the day of a big test. High-carb, high-fiber, slow-digesting foods like oatmeal are … Continue reading

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Learning Is An Active Process

Baby Einstein and braintraining games don’t work. In fact, there’s reason to believe they make kids dumber. Via Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five: The products didn’t work at all. … Continue reading

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My Baby Compass Would Make a Great Christmas Present

 IS YOUR CHILD ON TARGET FOR DEVELOPMENT? We take our child’s development for granted. If a parent has concerns, she may hear, “He will outgrow it.” But is your child really meeting his milestones and progressing the way he should? … Continue reading

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What A Teacher Says about My Baby Compass – Four to Seven Years

After you look through this book, you’ll slap your forehead and say “Why wasn’t this book here before?” Kathryn acts as your tour guide through the experience of raising a four- to seven-year-old child. My Baby Compass works for a … Continue reading

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IQ Isn’t Worth Much Without Self-Discipline

Self-discipline beats IQ at predicting who will be successful in life. From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business: Dozens of studies show that willpower is the single most … Continue reading

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