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Topic : 10/06 IQ Answer

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Created on : Friday, September 29, 2006, 09:49:49 am
Author : DrPhilBoard1
Have you ever felt like you’re running in place and going nowhere? What if you could learn some critical keys to increase your intelligence? Dr. Phil, along with Dr. Frank Lawlis, chairman of the Dr. Phil Advisory Board and author of The IQ Answer, gives you practical techniques to maximize your full potential. His first guest, Elizabeth, says she’s tried everything to wake up her daughter, Miranda, in the morning -- massaging her feet, splashing water on her face, even blasting rap music! Miranda says she can sleep up to 17 hours straight, and has lost five jobs because of her tardiness. Find out what happens when she gets a wake-up call -- Dr. Phil style! Then, Faith says her 17-year-old daughter, Myia, panics before taking tests. She gets headaches, stomachaches, and often comes home crying. Can Dr. Lawlis help the teen get over her fears? Plus, find out why Dr. Phil needs Dr. Lawlis’ IQ Answer, and learn important information every parent needs to know about retraining your child’s brain. Talk about the show here.

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October 2, 2006, 6:22 am CDT

High School Student

My daughter is not very attentive to her school work. If she is getting 70's or a little above that, then to her it's good because at least she past. Deep down I get very dissapointed about her attitude towards getting better grades. Alot of the girls that she was in grade school with are in first and second track, and my daughter is in third track. I tried to tell her she could get better grades if she would just read and study more, but she just blows me off. I don't know what to say to her. I don't want to say anything negative, I don't even mention college because I don't think she is college material. She just wants to get out of high school and get on with her life. What can I do to make her see that if she doesn't try to do better now, then she will also be struggling with low paying jobs, and just getting by like she is now. I don't want her to think that just getting by is ok!  What can I do to change her mind?

 

Thank You

 
October 2, 2006, 8:12 am CDT

never say never

Quote From: irish718

My daughter is not very attentive to her school work. If she is getting 70'sor a little above that, then to her it's good because at least she past. Deep down I get very dissapointed about her attitude towards getting better grades. Alot of the girls thatshe was in grade school with are in first and second track, and my daughter is in third track. I tried to tell her she could get better grades if she would just read and study more, but she justblows me off. I don't know what to say to her. I don't want to say anything negative, I don't even mention college because I don't think she is college material. She just wants to get out of high school and get on with her life. What can I do to make her see that if she doesn't try to do better now, then she will also be struggling with low paying jobs, and just getting by like she is now. I don't want her to think that just getting by is ok! What can I do to change her mind?

Thank You

 My daughter is in college this year as a freshman.  I was unsure about sending her to a 4 year college her first year because of her readiing disablity.  She was a c and d student in high school and scored a 14 on her ACT.  We had to have teachers write letters of recommendation for her to enter.  I am so glad that we encouraged and supported her in attending.  The college is giving her what ever support she needs but mostly she is doing it on her own.  She calls me or emails me to review her papers for writing errors  and we give her what support she needs.  It has been the best experience ever, we are so proud of how she has stepped up to do the job.  Do not let grades or even disablities deny your child the college option.  Cindy
 
October 2, 2006, 8:40 am CDT

Looking forward to this program

My older daughter has been getting As and Bs on her daily Algebra work but made a D on the main test which accounts for 75 percent of her grade.  My younger daughter is naturally smart so she think she doesn't need to study but she does.  As a result of not studying she is not living up to her full potential and her grades reflect so.

 

 
October 2, 2006, 8:48 am CDT

Could she be ADD

Quote From: irish718

My daughter is not very attentive to her school work. If she is getting 70's or a little above that, then to her it's good because at least she past. Deep down I get very dissapointed about her attitude towards getting better grades. Alot of the girls that she was in grade school with are in first and second track, and my daughter is in third track. I tried to tell her she could get better grades if she would just read and study more, but she just blows me off. I don't know what to say to her. I don't want to say anything negative, I don't even mention college because I don't think she is college material. She just wants to get out of high school and get on with her life. What can I do to make her see that if she doesn't try to do better now, then she will also be struggling with low paying jobs, and just getting by like she is now. I don't want her to think that just getting by is ok!  What can I do to change her mind?

 

Thank You

I heard recently that often ADD goes undignosed in girls because they don't always exhibit the hyber symptoms.  I know a very intelligent 25 year old woman who suspected she was ADD and went to the doctor and get medication for it.  If she is not attentive this is a clue and maybe should be checked up by a specialist.

 

As far as college goes she doesn't necessary have to go to college to get a good paying job. l She could go to trade school or get a two year community college degree.  She still will have to apply herself and study.  She is going to have to apply herself in whatever venture she choose in life.  I don't know what you could say to change her mind.  Maybe Dr. Phil will give some insight on his program when it airs this week.

 
October 2, 2006, 9:37 am CDT

There is help and a way to make them want it!

I am a psychologist and hypnotherapist and have been helping many students in and around my community with test anxiety, memory, confidence, sports improvement, and the results have been higher grades and happier kids, at school, as well as, at home.  Hypnosis is fun and exciting for kids.  They respond well because they typically don't have the fear and misconceptions that adults do.  It also is the "instant gratification" that teens are always looking for.  Hypnosis is often immediate, results seen after the first session.  You have to empower your teen to choose this method.  Don't push them into it, just mention it.  Have a hypnotherapist come to their psychology class for an informative discussion.  Kids love when I come to class.  I hope this helps any of you with kids struggling in school, and parents struggling at home.
 
October 2, 2006, 9:44 am CDT

My daughter suffers from test and math anxiety

My normally low key daughter can snap in an instant over her math anxiety  throwing pencils,yelling,total meltdown, and when it comes to tests of any kind forget it. Even in subjects where she knows things backwards and forwards she still stresses so bad that she can't do her best. I don't know if her anxiety affected my son or if he has the problem too but he too stresses out on tests. These are intelligent kids I wish that they could learn how to relax so that they can give the performance I know they are capable of. I too had this when I was in school I would know things backwards and forwards and could get the whole picture perfectly but when it came to detailed answers I would blank out and wouldn't be able to remember anything. Dr. Phil she's 16 and I'd love for her to be able to go to College but as it is it doesn't look too good. My daughter learned to read on her own at 3 1/2 her vocabulary and comprehension skills are off the charts and she's very artistic. I don't expect perfection ,I just want her to be able to do her best and give her more confidence. Please Dr. Phil can you help my daughter before it's too late and help my 8 year son too before he gets as bad.
 
October 2, 2006, 10:48 am CDT

Waking up

Ever since I got married I've had a terrible time waking up... My husband can't stand alarm clocks and is blessed to just wake up when he needs to. This has caused a lot of problems for me, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm going to have to sleep in another room so that I can wake up and my husband doesn't have to think there's a fire when my alarm goes off!  He gets frustrated and sometimes thinks I'm irresponsible, but also understands I'm different than he is. So now we've decided to try having him get up before I do and then I can set the alarm to go off after he's up, so it doesn't freak him out.

So - even adults can have problems getting up! Please send any other suggestions!!!!!

 
October 2, 2006, 10:52 am CDT

IQ and waking up?

Wondering how waking up in the morning relates to your IQ? Maybe I'm misunderstanding the article...
 
October 2, 2006, 2:18 pm CDT

Your husband can't stand alarm clocks....

Quote From: ak_chic

Ever since I got married I've had a terrible time waking up... My husband can't stand alarm clocks and is blessed to just wake up when he needs to. This has caused a lot of problems for me, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm going to have to sleep in another room so that I can wake up and my husband doesn't have to think there's a fire when my alarm goes off!  He gets frustrated and sometimes thinks I'm irresponsible, but also understands I'm different than he is. So now we've decided to try having him get up before I do and then I can set the alarm to go off after he's up, so it doesn't freak him out.

So - even adults can have problems getting up! Please send any other suggestions!!!!!

I can not figure out how YOU using an alarm clock to get up is irresponisble!  I can't figure out how you sleeping in another room so you can use an alarm clock  is a good alternative.  It seems you solved your own problem...if your husband is getting up first, why set an alarm clock for yourself? Why not just have your husband wake you up? Or would that "freak YOU out"?
 
October 2, 2006, 2:52 pm CDT

FEELING STUPID

I felt too stupid to be considered human until I was in my mid 40's because I was told every day of my childhood that I was stupid.  Even many years of intense psychotherapy couldn't assuage that feeling and belief.  It took becoming a professionally published author to change my self-image to one of being intelligent - my IQ is about 125. ----

 

PLEASE, PLEASE, DO NOT CALL YOUR CHILDREN STUPID OR TELL THEM THEY ARE STUPID FOR ANY REASON AT ANY TIME!

 
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