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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Do Your Kids Know How To Study?

September 9, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto Radio Show Update Sept. 9, 2010: Studying takes a variety of skills. And skills need to be taught. When you tell your kids to, “Go study,” do they really know what to do? First of all, they need a plan of attack. They need to know how to figure out what’s important to learn and what’s extraneous. Pulling out key points, outlining, note-taking... 

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Holidays Have Meaning

September 6, 2010 by  
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Well, Labor Day is upon us here in the US. Another opportunity to cook out, light sparklers and shoot off fireworks. I love 3 or 4-day weekends; and kids particularly love the days off from school. What I find these days is that holidays are just that—a chance to be out of school or parents home from work. Most kids I see don’t have a clue why they are off; they just know that they are off.... 

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Taking The Hassle Out Of Homework

September 3, 2010 by  
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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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Giggles and Groans

August 26, 2010 by  
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The sound of children laughing...

Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto Radio show update August 26: Did you ever hear a baby laugh, or a child giggle? Makes you smile, doesn’t it? A child’s laughter is pure, without reservation or restriction. We were all giggling children once upon a time. And then we got older….we ‘matured.’ And along with learning to control our impulses, we stifled our laughter and settled... 

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Is College A Waste Of Time And Money?

August 25, 2010 by  
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A College Education

So says James Altucker, columnist for “DailyFinance”. He suggests that parents save the tuition money and have more to retire on, as well as being able to invest it for your kids. Or, you might want to give $20,000 to each of your kids to start 1-5 businesses; let them travel around the world; tell them to get a job and get real life experience; volunteer and see the less fortunate or... 

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How Do You View Your Kid’s School?

August 20, 2010 by  
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Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto Radio update Aug. 19, 2010: Is school a mall, day care center or sporting event? The way you view your relationship with your kids’ school has a huge impact on your kids’ involvement, attitude and subsequently their education. If parents see school as a store and education as a commodity (what you’re ‘buying,’) then it’s like walking into Macy’s,... 

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Time For New Year’s Resolutions

August 11, 2010 by  
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Back to school!

Kids Are From Krypton Parents Are From Pluto Radio update August 12, 2010: 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... 

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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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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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