National Child-Centered Divorce Month

July 20, 2010 by  
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July is National Child-Centered Divorce Month. Imagine having to have a month to raise awareness of centering attention on the kids when deciding to divorce. That doesn’t mean staying together for the sake of the kids. On the contrary, child-centered divorce is about taking your kids’ needs and emotions into account when making decisions. To my amazement, many parents in my office have not really... 

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Playing With Your Kids—Ages 6 And Up

Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto Radio series update July 8: As you know by now, (or read below) I am a great promoter of playing games with your kids at any age. Last week’s show focused on the tremendous benefits of playing Candyland with your little ones. Although this is purely a game of luck (with the pick of the cards,) with no problem-solving skills required, there are numerous... 

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Playing With Your Kids—Through Various Ages And Stages

Playing Candyland

Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto  Radio Series Update July 1: Games provide great ways to build various kinds of skills. They fall into a number of different areas, including: cognitive development, motor coordination and development of values, morals and self-control. Cognitive development via games begins with the simple learning, and works its way into more complex development as... 

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Unplugging And Game Playing

June 30, 2010 by  
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Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto Radio Series Update June 24: Today’s topic is near and dear to my heart. I am dismayed about the fact that so many families no longer spend time playing cards and board games. With video games being all the rage, the board games have been relegated to yard sales or top shelves of closets. Well, bring them down from the shelves or go buy them at the... 

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Mom! There’s Nothing To Do!

June 18, 2010 by  
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Kids are from Krypton, Parents are from Pluto Radio Series Update June 17: What to do when you hear: “Mom, there’s nothing to do.” (Part 2) Hope you had a chance to have your kids work on their dream boards this week. If not, it’s a great project to do for Father’s Day! What a meaningful gift—presenting dad with posters of their kids’ dreams. Additionally, this week I introduced... 

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Papa Bear

June 16, 2010 by  
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I found this delightful story in Readers Digest: My husband’s cousin married a former Marine who now works for United Parcel Service. They bought their four-year-old son two stuffed bears — one in a UPS uniform and the other in Marine garb. When the boy seemed confused, his father brought out a picture of himself in full Marine dress. “See, Connor?” he explained, pointing to... 

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Creating a Vision Board with Your Kids

June 10, 2010 by  
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Vision boards with your kids

Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto radio series update: June 10, 2010: What to do when you hear: “Mom, there’s nothing to do.” School is out—and for the last couple of weeks, we have been focusing on ways to spend time with your kids; last week we discussed lots of fun activities to do—on the cheap. But even all the fun things you mentioned, like going to the zoo, baking... 

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Kids Across / Parents Down

June 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, Family

“Kids Across/Parents Down” is the #1 family crossword in newspaper syndication. Created by Jan Buckner Walker, the puzzle–with down clues geared to parents and across clues geared to kids–encourages families to have fun together. It’s an entertaining, educational puzzle for kids ages 5-13. Kids Across/Parents Down gets parents actively involved and draws young people... 

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Time With The Kids On The Cheap

June 3, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto radio series update June 3: Spending time with your kids doesn’t have to cost a lot. The important thing is spending some time with your kids. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate activity and it doesn’t have to cost much money. It’s the time together that’s priceless. Here are some freebies or inexpensive activities you can do: Free matinee... 

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School’s Out For Summer

May 27, 2010 by  
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“Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto” Radio series update May 27: Time with your kids: There tends to be a lot of stress and pressure during the school year, what with homework, cramming in extracurricular activities, and early bedtimes. But the summer offers a chance to slow down, be less scheduled and more laid back. Now, I know that many of you probably have to still get... 

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