Fill Your Time with Kids and Family

December 30, 2010 by  
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KIDS ARE FROM KRYPTON, PARENTS ARE FROM PLUTO:  Radio update Dec. 30, 2010:   A new year means a blank calendar.  WOW!  Just think of all the possibilities.  Look at all the blank days! You have the power, at this very moment, to determine what your new year will look like! As you think about filling in your calendar, do you have a feeling of enthusiasm and excitement?  Or of dread and resignation? ... 

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Happy New Year to You and Your Family

December 29, 2010 by  
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Welcome 2011 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!  Good-bye 20010—Hello 2011 Now is the time to reflect on the lessons of the past year, and yet put the past in the past.  The past is over.  There is nothing you can do about it.  But today, and every day, is a chance to write in your book called Opportunity, and fill in the blank pages with your own words—of ideas, dreams, goals and emotions. ... 

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL…

November 23, 2010 by  
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‘TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING ‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t sleep. I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep. The leftovers beckoned–the dark meat and white, but I fought the temptation with all of my might. Tossing and turning with anticipation, the thought of a snack became infatuation. So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door and gazed... 

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Teaching Gratitude

November 23, 2010 by  
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Kids are from Krypton, Parents are from Pluto  Radio Show update:  Nov. 18, 2010:  Teaching Gratitude.    There is a Buddhist saying that I reflect on around Thanksgiving time. He said, “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at lease we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t... 

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Things that go bump in the night!

October 23, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton parents Are From Pluto Radio update Oct. 21: When kids come to my door and say, “Trick or Treat?” I respond,  “TRICK!”  They give me a puzzled look until I explain that I pick ‘trick.’  This little twist in the tale has prompted some great creativity on the part of my little ghouls and goblins.  One girl did a cartwheel on my lawn, while another wiggled her nose. ... 

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Getting Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms

October 17, 2010 by  
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"Clean up your room!" Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto Radio update Oct. 14: There are so many life skills your children can develop in the sheer act of cleaning their rooms. These skills include: doing something even when you don’t want to, responsibility, respect for and care of possessions, organization, respect for self, creating order out of chaos, cleaning skills, cooperation,... 

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Staying Connected in Changing Times

October 10, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto Radio Series update Oct. 7: Why is it that kids today can’t seem to make their beds…but they can make a website?  How come they can barely speak English, but learned text-speak in a snap?  Want to know what I think?  I think they’re mutants—yes, mutants!  This generation has been given an extra gene.  They have DNA and RNA like the rest... 

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Making Money Without Having A Job

September 30, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton; Parents Are From Pluto Radio update Sept. 30: Do your kids want to make money and have no way of getting a job? Well, they don’t need a job to make money. They can start their own business instead! Yes—their own business. These can range from babysitting to creating websites, with tutoring, dog walking and garage cleaning in between. Encourage your kids to come up... 

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How to raise millionaires

September 30, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto Radio Series Update Sept. 23:   When I give kids 3 wishes, almost all of them include ‘a million dollars’ as one of their wishes.  And yet, about 98% of these kids do not believe they could ever make that much money.  And if they grow up believing they can’t, then chances are they won’t.  Because they won’t take the steps necessary to be... 

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Giggles and Groans

August 26, 2010 by  
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The sound of children laughing...

Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto Radio show update August 26: Did you ever hear a baby laugh, or a child giggle? Makes you smile, doesn’t it? A child’s laughter is pure, without reservation or restriction. We were all giggling children once upon a time. And then we got older….we ‘matured.’ And along with learning to control our impulses, we stifled our laughter and settled... 

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