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Answer by Lisahi at 10:15 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Advice: don't make a big deal of this. Pressure doesn't help performance. You want her to look at this as fun. So I wouldn't put any emphasis on it what so ever. Also a good nights sleep for several nights before this takes place. Children her age need an optimal level of 12 hours to sleep for best performance. A good healthy breakfast and lunch if the test if for after lunch. Don't do tuna that week or that day. While tuna is usually considered brain food most tuna sold in the US contains extremely high levels of mercury and interferes with cognitive functioning, particularly the tuna in the can. So stick with organic healthy foods and make sure she is relaxed, has had fun recently as a form of relaxation, well rested, and her body has the right fuel. Then cross your fingers.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:24 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
cont... If she doesn't make it - not a big deal. Again, as the previous poster said, there are indeed some pros and cons. Also, I know first hand that some of those tests are geared and biased towards a specific population. So it is not a reflection of her creativity, her talents, or her intelligence. It is simply one program among many.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:27 PM on Jan. 6, 2009
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 5:39 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
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