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9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

Michele Borba December 29, 2016 0

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that writing a “thank you” note is a simple, proven way to boost your child’s gratitude? That’s what researchers from the University of  California at Davis and Southern Methodist University

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10 Tips for Raising A Moral Child

10 Tips for Raising A Moral Child

Michele Borba December 27, 2016 0

REALITY CHECK: Numerous studies from prestigious organizations and researchers confirm a steady decline in children’s moral character. Sixty-two percent of the more than 2,600 participants in a NBC News State of Kindness Poll believe that kids are less kind today than

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Teaching Kids to Be Grateful, Even If Disappointed

Teaching Kids to Be Grateful, Even If Disappointed

Michele Borba December 20, 2016 0

REALITY CHECK: Have you taught your child an often overlooked and critical holiday skill for kids of how to show gratitude and appreciation even when you’re disappointed with what you’ve received?” The skill is one

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Character Education: 5 Steps to Teach A Character Virtue

Character Education: 5 Steps to Teach A Character Virtue

Michele Borba December 1, 2016 0

REALITY CHECK: Sixty percent of adults believe that young people’s failure to learn moral values is a serious national problem. Over the past two decades, there’s been a decline in children’s moral character, and 72

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Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Michele Borba November 28, 2016 0

New study finds children as young as 2 and 3 can be depressed Producers from the TV show, THE DOCTORS, asked me to share the signs of early depression and what parents should do

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Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Michele Borba November 25, 2016 0

Reality Check: Is social networking connected with the rise of teen narcissism? I’ve  written a number of articles about Teen Arrogance  but now I want to dig deeper into troubling research reports that show a rise

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Educator Guide for Student Bullying Focus Groups

Educator Guide for Student Bullying Focus Groups

Michele Borba October 5, 2016 0

An essential way to hear student concerns about school safety, their ideas for reducing bullying, creating a safe and caring school, and gathering evidence-based data about bullying is by setting up Student Bullying Focus Groups.

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10 Ways to Nurture Tolerance to Reduce Bullying

10 Ways to Nurture Tolerance to Reduce Bullying

Michele Borba October 4, 2016 0

How teaching children tolerance can curb bullying, peer cruelty and stop the cycle of youth violence REALITY CHECK: Did you know that today’s American youth are displaying intolerant actions at alarming rates-and at younger

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Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Michele Borba June 13, 2016 0

“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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