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Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Michele Borba November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

7 simple ways to boost gratitude in kids and learn to count their blessings 365 days a year!  Let’s start with a reality check: We’re seeing an upsurge–even in a  tight economy–of kids who are

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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 Comments Off on Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

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 Comments Off on Educator Guide for Student Bullying Focus Groups

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 Comments Off on 10 Ways to Nurture Tolerance to Reduce Bullying

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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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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