Kids Are From Krypton; Parents Are From Pluto

Update from The comments are streaming in—parents love this new show! Today we talked about ways to listen—in order to keep the lines of communication open between you and your kids. Here’s a brief summary: There are many times that we hear the words, but don’t listen to the meaning. Or we attend to words, but not body language, tone and what isn’t being... 

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Get In Touch With Your Kids’ Perspective

Once upon a time in India, six blind men came across an elephant. Each of the six examined a different part to determine what an elephant was like. The first man examined an ear and thought an elephant was like a fan. The second man examined the side of the elephant and thought an elephant was like a wall. The third man examined elephant’s tail and thought an elephant was like a rope. The fourth... 

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Kids are from Krypton; Parents are From Pluto

W.A.I.T.—Why Am I Talking?  Radio Series Update:  As I mentioned last week, I am doing a new parenting series, called “Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto.” It’s on every Thursday at 1:30 EST. You can listen by live stream or WRHB Heartbeat Radio for Women. This week, the title of the segment was W.A.I.T.—Why Am I Talking? As you might guess, we... 

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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 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 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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Parenting and Passion…Not Mutually Exclusive

The best thing you can do for your kids is to love each other. Yesterday’s Valentine’s message encouraged you to put passion and intimacy back in your marriage. When you can enjoy each other and feel good about yourselves, you will then feel more positive about the other roles that you also have to fill. The most important role? Parent! Believe it or not, being parents and being passionate... 

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Raising Kids is Like Launching a Space Shuttle

August 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Communication, Family, Parenting

Nighttime Space Shuttle Discovery Launch The midnight sky suddenly lit up like a fire ball; white, billowy smoke was exploding from the horizon and the ocean waves appeared to sparkle like fairy dust.  I stared up at the sky as the Space Shuttle Discovery launched into space, the sky so clear that we could actually see the two rocket boosters separate from the rocket and descend toward the... 

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React With Tact

December 7, 2008 by  
Filed under Communication

At some point in a parent’s life, they all do it. And in this case, “they” means the kids. Set on pushing the limit—and every emotional button possible—children will pull items off a store shelf. They’ll argue with their siblings, fight in the backseat or talk back. And then, after asking them to stop a million times, threatening to turn off the television or pull the car over, the parent... 

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Movies Offer Special Form of Therapy

September 18, 2008 by  
Filed under Communication

Though the case can be made that we are regressing intellectually, like it or not, people’s love for movies is not likely to lesson anytime soon. Licensed psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione often suggests that parents have ongoing discussions with their children about the images they see and ideas they encounter while viewing movies. Panaccione sometimes finds that the discussion of film can be a... 

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