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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

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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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A Simple Parenting Secret To Boost Children’s Self-Esteem

A Simple Parenting Secret To Boost Children’s Self-Esteem

Michele Borba December 15, 2017 Comments Off on A Simple Parenting Secret To Boost Children’s Self-Esteem

REALITY CHECK:  “How do children construct views of themselves and their place in the world? Children’s social relationships turn out to be critical. For example, children develop higher self-esteem when their parents treat them

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Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Michele Borba December 15, 2017 Comments Off on Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Parenting advice to help kids learn money management during the holidays to have a brighter future REALITY CHECK: A recent survey found that fewer than half of parents surveyed said they teach their 11

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The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

Michele Borba December 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

Dr. Susan Newman’s New Book Explains Why You Should Say No to Your Children…and How to Do It. A must read for the pushover tendency in all of us. You do your children a

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8 Ways Shaming Is Toxic to Kids and Moms

8 Ways Shaming Is Toxic to Kids and Moms

admin October 31, 2017 Comments Off on 8 Ways Shaming Is Toxic to Kids and Moms

“You let your child sleep with you!!!?” “Why aren’t you breast-feeding??” “You’re ruining your kids Ivy-League chances if you don’t enroll him in that school!!!” “That’s a lame way to discipline!” Shaming is happening

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Shame Nation: Must-Read for Restoring Internet Civility

Shame Nation: Must-Read for Restoring Internet Civility

admin October 3, 2017 Comments Off on Shame Nation: Must-Read for Restoring Internet Civility

“The culture of destroying people with the simple stroke of a keyboard has become much more than a fad-it’s the new normal. In today’s digitally-driven world, disaster is only a click away. Don’t assume

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9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

admin September 18, 2017 Comments Off on 9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than those 30 years ago? That is tragic news for our children and society. For starters, it hurts kids’ moral character, and

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100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

admin September 12, 2017 Comments Off on 100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

Films can stir our emotions, spark our curiosity, creating lasting memories, and become portals to other worlds. In some cases, a movie can whip our conscience, shift our perspective, or activate our feelings so

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