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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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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Jon & Kate Plus 8 still=DIVORCE

August 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Family

The Gosselin family Over the past few weeks, I have received a number of calls from Life & Style, Star and People magazines all wanting expert advice, mostly about Jon & Kate Gosselin (the famous parents of 8-year-old-twins and 5-year-old sextuplets,) their very public divorce, and how it affects the kids. Though more public than most, their divorce brings up basic issues not only applying... 

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Moms Who Feel Like “Desperate Housewives.”

April 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Ask Dr. Vicki, Discipline

Dear Dr. Vicki, Help! My kids get sick a lot in the winter and I feel trapped. They are bored, whiney, demanding and I just don’t know what to do. I love my kids, but winter is coming and I am dreading being stuck in the house with them. What can I do? Signed: Desperate housewife! Dr. Vicki’s response: You are not alone! There is nothing funny about having to go through a week of dealing... 

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Anger Issues with Your Child

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

Dear Dr. Vicki, I have an 11 year old daughter and am trying to help her with “anger management”. So far we have been doing better with talking about it, and (she’s) counting to 10, taking deep breathes, walking away. . . .and I have tried to be calm in responding and then I “ignore” any junk behavior. Then I go on to a “normal” question and she seems to fall... 

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Programs Encourage Good Decisions

February 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Teenagers/Tweens

It happens all too often. Whether it’s a quick trip to meet friends for breakfast or a late night out at a party, what teenagers may picture as a harmless good time can become a parent’s nightmare. Regardless of the cause, two teens lost their lives, something every parent dreads. Experts say there are some actions that parents can take to keep their kids safe as they encounter peer pressure and... 

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Communication is key to prevention

April 22, 2000 by  
Filed under Communication

A day after a massacre left at least 15 people dead in Littleton, CO, behavior experts once again resorted to The List—the litany of red flags that can signal teen violence. “Unless we turn schools into airports and prisons with monitors, we can’t help but leave ourselves open to risk,” says Melbourne psychologist, Dr. Vicki Panaccione. “But the risk to kids with drastic measures... 

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