What’s Your Little Voice Saying?

Oprah’s latest question of the week was: Does Everyone Have an Inner Voice? My answer…a resounding YES! Sound familiar?…. “I’m not going to do that to my kids”, “I’m never going to be like them,” “When I grow up and have kids, I’m never going to spank them”… How many times did you find yourself thinking that when you were a child? And yet, years later…All of a sudden,... 

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Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto™

February 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Communication, Education, Family, Parenting

Well, I hope you were able to catch my radio debut. It is a new parenting series, “Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto™”. It’s on heartbeatradiousa.com every Thursday at 1:30 pm EST. Catch it on live stream or WRHB Heartbeat Radio for Women. For the next four weeks, we’ll be talking about communicating with your kids. Each week I’ll be posting communication tips... 

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New Radio Series! Kids Are From Krypton; Parents Are From Pluto

Radio For Women

Hi, Everyone: Check out my new parenting series, Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto™ heard weekly on Heartbeat Radio for Women WRHB 1410 am with Mary McBryde, Thursdays from 1:30-2:00 pm EST. You are welcome to tune in via our live stream at heartbeatradiousa.com. First four weeks will be looking at various challenges of talking with (yes, with…not at) your kids. Here’s the line-up: Feb.... 

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Misbehaving In Class

March 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Education

Dear Dr. Vicki, “I’m having problems with my son’s behavior in the classroom. He doesn’t want to complete his work in class, and he misbehaves in the classroom. I have tried to taking things from him and spanking him for his defiance. It works for a couple of days, and he reverts back to his old ways. He is failing in school (2nd grade) and I’m quite concern for my son’s... 

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Reading To Your Child

March 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Education

Dear Dr. Vicki, I have a nine year old son and ten year old daughter, who I still read to before bed every night. My husband thinks they are too old for this because they can now read books themselves. Who’s right? Dr. Vicki’s advice: Actually, you both are. It is wonderful that your children have learned to read and hopefully enjoy reading by themselves for pleasure. That should certainly... 

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Time for New (School) Year’s Resolutions

August 13, 2008 by  
Filed under Education

It’s August and a great time to be making new year’s resolutions. New school year, that is. With the school year soon upon us, the time is ripe for reflecting on the successes, as well as the trials and tribulations, of school years past. What worked? What didn’t work? In which areas did your child do well? Where were the pitfalls? What steps can be taken to make this year even better than the... 

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Summer Learning

July 19, 2008 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Education

Dear Dr. Vicki, My friends say they need to keep their kids doing worksheets over the summer so they start the new school year on a good foot. My son cries and yells through the whole thing. He could really use the review but is it worth the torment? We all have to do things in life we don’t want to do, but is this one of them? What is the best thing a parent can do to prepare their child for... 

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Are We Paying Attention to Deficit Disorder? A Disorder Too Often is Missed

July 17, 2008 by  
Filed under Education

Teachers are constantly telling them to pay attention, sit still and try harder. These students often are trying hard. Very hard. But they are constantly battling themselves. The problem: a disability that is invisible because people see only the handicap. Children labeled hyper, lazy or even slow learners often have a neurological chemical imbalance called “Attention Deficit Disorder.” “I... 

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Attack on Self: Personality Disorder Victims are Driven to Injury

Self-injury, sometimes called self mutilation, is difficult to talk about. People who do it to themselves feel ashamed. Often, they don’t know why they do it—their explanations are simply that they were feeling bad and looking for attention. Child psychologist Vicki Panaccione of Melbourne said it is not very common in her practice but she does see it. “Children who are hurting themselves…it... 

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