Taking The Hassle Out Of Homework

September 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, Parenting

Kids are From Krypton; Parents are from Pluto Radio series update Sept. 2, 2010: Homework is an important part of your kids’ learning. It fortifies the lesson, and offers the opportunity to help them when they make mistakes. And in order to help your kids become successful, here are some suggestions for homework time: * Set aside a daily homework time. * Identify a specific place to do homework. *... 

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Top 10 Things That Teachers Wished Parents Would Know

August 2, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto Radio update July 29, 2010: You are in this together. You and the teachers are a team. Teachers want you to know that they have your kids’ best interest in mind. Speak respectfully of school, teachers and administrators. Disagreeing with something is not synonymous with talking negatively and disrespectfully about the institution or your child’s education Make... 

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School’s Out For Summer

May 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Family, Parenting

“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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Enjoy your kids while you can!

August 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Family

My awesome son Today is my son’s birthday.  At 4:05 a.m., Alex turned 23.  Wow!  How did that happen???  Surely I haven’t aged that much! It seems like only yesterday that he was  a baby!  Then, before I knew it he was going off to kindergarten.  And, I cried.  “Tomorrow he’ll be going to high school,” I lamented.  His dad laughed at me. Then, sure enough…... 

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Turn Off the Tube

April 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Discipline

This is the time of year when we are supposed to shut off the TV for a week and find better things to do. Groups such as the American Academy of Pediatricians and Physicians for Social Responsibility and the National Educator’s Association want us to think about the children and how fat they’re getting because they’re not playing as much as kids did in the olden days. Between Saturday... 

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My Child Spends Too Much Time On the Computer

April 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Family

Dear Dr. Vicki: My daughter and all of her friends spend hours chatting/blogging on the computer and she doesn’t spend any time with me. That is all we argue about. She feels I am always harassing her about it. I HATE computers. How can I change me/it? What’s a reasonable amount of time to be on the computer? I’ve been told it’s the “teenagers” way of communicating?????... 

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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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