Halloween Etiquette

October 30, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto radio series update Oct. 28:Are there really etiquette rules pertaining to Halloween? That sounds like an oxymoron! Actually, there are ways that kids need to conduct themselves, as well as things parents can do to be in the know. Kids’ behaviors have to do with courtesy and respect for others and the property of others, as well as safety. This doesn’t... 

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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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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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How Successful Do You Want Your Kids To Be?

September 17, 2010 by  
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Steps toward meeting your goals Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto Radio update Sept. 16, 2010: It is important to teach your kids how to set goals, and develop the steps they need to reach them.  Without goals, there is little opportunity to experience the feelings of success about something they have worked hard to achieve. Encourage them to set goals.  If a child voices a desire, either... 

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What Schools Teach That Isn’t On The Lesson Plans

August 6, 2010 by  
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Kids are from Krypton, Parents are from Pluto Radio update Aug 5, 2010: “Why do I have to know that?” Remember wondering in school why you had to learn chemistry when you weren’t going to be a scientist? Or, why you had to take art when you hated to draw? Well, it’s not the learning of science, art (or most other subjects, for that matter) that is important; it’s the life skills developed... 

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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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T-Shirts Can Say A Lot

July 12, 2010 by  
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Attitude Is Everything!

Well, it’s summer. Time to pull out my favorite T-shirts, too light for me to wear unless it’s 90+ degrees. And I have quite a collection of shirts emblazoned with some of my favorite expressions. So, I thought I would share them with you. I am sure you will catch on to the main theme. My #1 T-shirt exclaims, “Make It Happen!” That’s my motto. I believe if we want something, we have... 

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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 ‘Sold’ As Slaves?

May 24, 2010 by  
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How far do you take a history lesson? I was called by the Delaware News Journal to comment on a story about a history lesson in a Delaware school, that had, perhaps, gone too far. The article, as published in the journal on May 4, 2010 read, “Eleven-year-old Micaela Reyes’ best friend and four other students were sold into slavery last week during a private-school lesson in Roman history... 

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Discipline

May 14, 2010 by  
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Focus on thumbs up!

Kids are from Krypton Parents are from Pluto Radio series update May 13: Today’s show focusing on the do’s and don’ts of discipline actually had only one ‘don’t.’ That being: Don’t use don’t! What? We are so conditioned to tell kids what not to do, that we very rarely tell them what they should do. For instance, “Don’t Hit,” can be taught the same way by saying, “Keep your... 

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