There is no mystery in teaching children to read - no magic and no hocus pocus - just a set of skills that must be taught sequentially to help children become independent readers. Some methods of instruction work better for some children and other methods work better for others. Exclusive emphasis on one method can lead to reading failure in children.
"My two-year-old hits me when he's frustrated. This usually happens when he is overtired or over stimulated. After he hits me, he watches for my response. I've tried timeouts, reprimanding him and ignoring him, nothing works. Can you help?" Any Mother
Not all parents who spank are cool, calm dispensers of tough love. Some are simply harried and swat their kids more out of frustration than conviction. With some forethought, understanding, patience, and commitment, though, even reluctant spankers can learn to permanently spare the rod, or hand, without spoiling the child.
Your baby's brain doubles in weight in the first year due not to the growth in the number of brain cells but to the connections between them.
These connections only begin to form when your baby has to think about something. Contact with new sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches make your baby think, and that's why stimulation is essential from birth.