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7 Tips to Get Kids Started Doing Social Justice Projects

7 Tips to Get Kids Started Doing Social Justice Projects

admin January 13, 2014 0

“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.”  - HELEN KELLER The first time I realized the power

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Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Dr. Michele Borba January 7, 2014 0

How to use everyday shopping outings to teach kids money management, financial literacy and sticking to a budget while curbing kid bickering and begging REALITY CHECK: A study by researchers at the University of

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36 Ways To Build Kid Character and Moral Growth

36 Ways To Build Kid Character and Moral Growth

Dr. Michele Borba December 23, 2013 Comments Off

The family is the first school of virtue, so make sure you’re schooling your child in the lessons of character. Hundreds of years ago Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, said that the best way to teach

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Back to Holiday Basics: Taking the focus off gift-giving and on the true spirit of the season

Back to Holiday Basics: Taking the focus off gift-giving and on the true spirit of the season

Dr. Michele Borba December 21, 2013 Comments Off

Spending TIME (not every dime) and helping your kids enjoy the holidays without splurging on them  In the midst of our lousy economy, many families have decided to take holiday spending down a notch

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Teaching Kids the Art of Appreciation-Even When Disappointed

Teaching Kids the Art of Appreciation-Even When Disappointed

Dr. Michele Borba December 18, 2013 0

The often overlooked and critical holiday skill for kids — gratitude and appreciation even when you’re disappointed with what you’ve received.  If you haven’t checked that calendar, here’s a word to the wise: in

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Top 10 Reasons to Build Our Children’s Moral IQs

Top 10 Reasons to Build Our Children’s Moral IQs

darcy knapp December 10, 2013 0

Moral Intelligence is what helps youth act right with or without our guidance, and the best news is that this critical intelligence can be nurtured, modeled, reinforced and taught. Here are my 10 reasons

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Signs of Stress in Kids and Teens and How to Reduce It

Signs of Stress in Kids and Teens and How to Reduce It

Dr. Michele Borba December 8, 2013 Comments Off

Parenting advice to help kids and teens learn healthy ways to handle stress Think stress is just for adults? Not these days. Stress builds and there goes those happy family memories. REALITY CHECK: Research finds

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100 Ways to Let Kids Know You Care

100 Ways to Let Kids Know You Care

admin December 5, 2013 0

I’ve just come from keynoting a conference on how to stop school shootings and bullying. The audience was packed: educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement, parents as well as elected officials who represented 23

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How to Get Kids to Listen…the First Time!

How to Get Kids to Listen…the First Time!

Dr. Michele Borba December 3, 2013 0

REALITY CHECK: Many experts say learning to listen is one of the most crucial habits our children need for handling life. Parenting for this change lays the foundation that fosters respectful communication as well

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25 Ways to Help Your Students Learn Responsibility

25 Ways to Help Your Students Learn Responsibility

admin December 3, 2013 0

“Taking responsibility means never blaming anyone else for anything you are being, doing, having or feeling.” ~ Susan Jeffers RESPONSIBILITY is one of the most desirable character traits. It means being accountable, dependable and trustworthy.

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