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7 Surprising Solutions That Boost Kids’ School Success

7 Surprising Solutions That Boost Kids’ School Success

Michele Borba August 15, 2016 Comments Off on 7 Surprising Solutions That Boost Kids’ School Success

Simple, proven solutions to enhance children’s learning that every parent should have in their back to school toolbox. Academic success impacts our children for the rest of their life: it influences their self-esteem, college

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50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

Michele Borba July 3, 2016 Comments Off on 50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

Of course we want our children to become good, responsible, respectful and successful human beings! But in our quest to “do it all” we may forget that some of the most powerful ways to

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Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Michele Borba June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Talking to Kids About Tragedies

“Dear Dr. Borba: My eight-year old is so upset by the terrorist attack in Orlando. He saw the television news. Now he’s afraid to let me out of his sight and cried when his daddy left for

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6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

Michele Borba May 29, 2016 1

Of course we want our kids to be compassionate and sensitive to other people’s feelings. The problem is that many kids’ “empathy potential” is greatly handicapped because they don’t have the ability to identify

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How to Deprogram a Materialistic Kid

How to Deprogram a Materialistic Kid

Michele Borba May 21, 2016 Comments Off on How to Deprogram a Materialistic Kid

Okay. You admit you have a materialistic little critter on your hands. Take comfort. There are proven ways to deprogram a materialistic kid. It will take time and commitment, but the benefits are profound

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Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Michele Borba March 24, 2016 Comments Off on Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Parenting advice to reduce our kids’ worries about a sometimes mean, scary, unpredictable world and curb the growing “Mean World Syndrome” Terrorism. ISIS. Bombings. Beheadings. War. School shootings. Pedophiles. Cyberbullying. Kidnappings. Global warming. Tsunamis.

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10 Anger Management Tips for Kids

10 Anger Management Tips for Kids

Michele Borba February 23, 2016 4

REALITY CHECK: Does your child have difficulty controlling his anger? Does he resort to using aggressive behaviors such as biting, hitting, spitting or fighting? Does he yell or quickly lose control? If so, you’re

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Signs of Stress in Children and Teens

Signs of Stress in Children and Teens

Michele Borba February 21, 2016 2

REALITY CHECK: Reports say that stress is mounting in our children, and that we parents are often unaware of just how stressed our kids are. Each child handles and shows stress differently. A big key

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Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Michele Borba February 20, 2016 Comments Off on Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

In my last post (3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness) I described three skills (brainstorming, self-reliance, and decision making) that help kids become resourceful and resilient. Here are three more essential and teachable skills (how to negotiate

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3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Michele Borba February 18, 2016 Comments Off on 3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Three crucial and teachable skills that help kids become self-reliant, resourceful and resilient. Raising your child to become independent is among your most important parenting tasks. After all, one of your key goals is

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