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Session One: Childhood Health and Nutrition

Dr Alex Tang

 

How to Raise a GENIUS child

Growing normally

Emotional quotient

Nutrition

Intelligent quotient

Utmost to full potential

Spiritual quotient

 

1.                  Growing Normally

a.       Developmental milestones

b.      Health care

2.                  Emotional Quotient (EQ)

a.       Knowing how to separate healthy from unhealthy feelings and how to turn negative feelings into positive ones

b.      Components

                                                   i.      Self-awareness

                                                 ii.      Self-management

                                                iii.      Social awareness

                                               iv.      Relationship management

c.       Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

d.      Emotionally Healthy Children

                                                   i.      Better learners

                                                 ii.      fewer behaviour problems

                                                iii.      better able to resist peer pressure

                                               iv.      less violent, more empathetic

                                                 v.      Better at resolving conflicts

                                               vi.      less likely to be involved in self-destructive behaviour (drugs, alcohol,teenage pregnancy)

                                              vii.      better impulsive control

e.       Quality versus Quantity time

3.                  Nutrition

4.                  Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

a.       Improvement

b.      Birth order and family size

c.       Mozart Effect (Mozart’s Sonata for piano in D-major, K448)

d.      Piaget’s Four Stages of Cognitive Development

5.                  Utmost to Potential

a.       utmost to the child’s potential, not to the parents’ expectation

b.      the ‘hurried’ child

c.       ‘born to shop’

6.                  Spiritual Quotient (SQ)

a.       Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength (Mark 12:30)

b.      Love your neighbour like yourself (Mark 12:31)

c.       Mature into Christlikeness (Gal.4:19)

d.      Live ‘in Christ’ daily (2 Cor.5:21)

SHALOM in Child Health (spiritual formation of children)

But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Luke 18:16 NIV

 

  1. Telling

Train a child in the way he should go,

    and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

  1. Teaching

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deut. 6:6-7

  1. Participating

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.2 Timothy 2:2,3

  1. Delegating

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.“ Matthew 28:19-20

 

 

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