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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 0

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 0

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 0

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 5

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 0

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 0

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 0

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 0

“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 0

“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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