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6 Ways to Prevent School Shootings

6 Ways to Prevent School Shootings

Michele Borba March 25, 2018 Comments Off on 6 Ways to Prevent School Shootings

“How do we prevent school shootings?” It’s the question everyone wants to know. The horrific images at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida sent shock waves through us all. There have been at seven

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Teaching Problem Solving Can Prevent Bullying

Teaching Problem Solving Can Prevent Bullying

Michele Borba February 22, 2018 Comments Off on Teaching Problem Solving Can Prevent Bullying

Why teaching problem solving can prevent bullying, peer cruelty and predict bullies and targets. “Let’s flip a coin to decide.” “Everybody breathe a minute, then we can take turns figuring out a way to

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10 Tips to Talk to Kids About A Tragedy

10 Tips to Talk to Kids About A Tragedy

Michele Borba February 16, 2018 Comments Off on 10 Tips to Talk to Kids About A Tragedy

How to Talk to Kids About a Tragedy  Another school shooting. All of us-including our children-are trying to make sense of the unimaginable. But how do we talk to kids about tragedy? If you’re

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5 Secrets to Raising a Kind-Hearted Child

5 Secrets to Raising a Kind-Hearted Child

Michele Borba February 14, 2018 Comments Off on 5 Secrets to Raising a Kind-Hearted Child

How do we raise a kind-hearted child? Kind-heartedness and empathy are traits that can be cultivated. But it was my son and his friends who helped me recognize that the best way to nurture

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How to Raise a Strong, Confident Girl

How to Raise a Strong, Confident Girl

Michele Borba January 30, 2018 Comments Off on How to Raise a Strong, Confident Girl

Want to raise a strong, confident girl? The secret is now in print by Katie Hurley. No More Mean Girls and is the must read for every parent and educator. It’s our best hope to turn #METOO

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10 Ways to Teach Emotional Literacy To Boost Empathy and Emotion IQ

10 Ways to Teach Emotional Literacy To Boost Empathy and Emotion IQ

Michele Borba January 5, 2018 Comments Off on 10 Ways to Teach Emotional Literacy To Boost Empathy and Emotion IQ

Empathy Habit #1 EMOTIONAL LITERACY Your two-year-old looks at the tears in your eyes and gently pats your face. Your school-age child sees that his friend is sad and gently puts his arm on

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100 Fun Ways to Help Kids Practice Kindness

100 Fun Ways to Help Kids Practice Kindness

Michele Borba December 19, 2017 Comments Off on 100 Fun Ways to Help Kids Practice Kindness

EMPATHY HABIT 6: Developing and Practicing Kindness Every Day Kindness is contagious, needs just a small spark to ignite, and spreads quickly. Practicing simple, regular kind acts nurtures empathy, alters behavior, changes a culture,

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12 Ways to Boost Kids’ Empathy During the Holidays and Build Fun Memories

12 Ways to Boost Kids’ Empathy During the Holidays and Build Fun Memories

Michele Borba December 16, 2017 Comments Off on 12 Ways to Boost Kids’ Empathy During the Holidays and Build Fun Memories

How to Tone Down $$$, Tune Up Family Memories and Nurture Children’s Empathy During the Holidays REALITY CHECK: Total spending is projected to be between $678 billion and $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last

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10 Tips to Help Kids Manage Anger, Be Calmer and Learn Self-Regulation

10 Tips to Help Kids Manage Anger, Be Calmer and Learn Self-Regulation

Michele Borba December 15, 2017 4

EMPATHY HABIT 5: Managing Strong Emotions and Mastering Self-Regulation (UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me-World See Chapter 5) REALITY CHECK: Does your child have difficulty controlling his anger? Does he resort to using

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