HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL…

November 23, 2010 by  
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‘TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING ‘Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t sleep. I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep. The leftovers beckoned–the dark meat and white, but I fought the temptation with all of my might. Tossing and turning with anticipation, the thought of a snack became infatuation. So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door and gazed... 

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Teaching Gratitude

November 23, 2010 by  
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Kids are from Krypton, Parents are from Pluto  Radio Show update:  Nov. 18, 2010:  Teaching Gratitude.    There is a Buddhist saying that I reflect on around Thanksgiving time. He said, “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at lease we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t... 

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Effects of cyberbullying–a real threat to your children!

November 12, 2010 by  
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  Is your child falling prey to cyberbullying? KIDS ARE FROM KRYPTON, PARENTS ARE FROM PLUTO: Radio update Nov. 11: Today we turned to a more serious topic than in the past several shows. The effects of cyberbullying was the topic…and stressing the insidiousness of this kind of bullying was the main message. The “effects of cyberbullying” are not just about namecalling and teaching... 

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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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Things that go bump in the night!

October 23, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton parents Are From Pluto Radio update Oct. 21: When kids come to my door and say, “Trick or Treat?” I respond,  “TRICK!”  They give me a puzzled look until I explain that I pick ‘trick.’  This little twist in the tale has prompted some great creativity on the part of my little ghouls and goblins.  One girl did a cartwheel on my lawn, while another wiggled her nose. ... 

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High Chair vs. Booster

October 19, 2010 by  
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"Get me out of here!" Dear Dr. Vicki: A question arose in my house this week, and wanted your thoughts… our 9-month old is a great and easy kid. The last few days, he fights us when we try to put him in to his high-chair to feed him. He arches his back and squirms like crazy. We know he’s hungry, and once we get him buckled in, he settles down, and eats well, doesn’t complain... 

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Getting Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms

October 17, 2010 by  
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"Clean up your room!" Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto Radio update Oct. 14: There are so many life skills your children can develop in the sheer act of cleaning their rooms. These skills include: doing something even when you don’t want to, responsibility, respect for and care of possessions, organization, respect for self, creating order out of chaos, cleaning skills, cooperation,... 

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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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Making Money Without Having A Job

September 30, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton; Parents Are From Pluto Radio update Sept. 30: Do your kids want to make money and have no way of getting a job? Well, they don’t need a job to make money. They can start their own business instead! Yes—their own business. These can range from babysitting to creating websites, with tutoring, dog walking and garage cleaning in between. Encourage your kids to come up... 

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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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