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How to take the focus off gift-getting and back to the true spirit of the season

How to take the focus off gift-getting and back to the true spirit of the season

Dr. Michele Borba December 18, 2014 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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11 Ways to Help Kids Stand Up to Peer Pressure

11 Ways to Help Kids Stand Up to Peer Pressure

Dr. Michele Borba November 8, 2014 0

Parenting advice to help kids buck negative temptations and stand up to peers REALITY CHECK: A survey of 991 kids ages nine to fourteen revealed 36 percent feel pressure from peers to smoke marijuana, 40 percent

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8 Ways to Build Cyber Kids’ Social-Emotional Intelligence

8 Ways to Build Cyber Kids’ Social-Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Michele Borba September 30, 2014 0

Teaching children how to communicate effectively is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Few skills increase their confidence, social competence and self-esteem more because kids use these skills in every area

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10 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed in School

10 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed in School

Dr. Michele Borba September 6, 2014 Comments Off

10 tips to boost the right involvement in children’s education so parents make the grade The crisis in education  is mind-boggling: Every 26 seconds another American children drops out of our school system. Every school

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6 tips to help ease back-to-school jitters

6 tips to help ease back-to-school jitters

Dr. Michele Borba September 3, 2014 0

You’ve bought the school supplies, sharpened the pencils and packed the lunches, but have you prepared your children for dealing with back-to-school jitters? Many kids experience a surge in anxiety as they meet their

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Could Your Child Be Bullying?

Could Your Child Be Bullying?

Dr. Michele Borba July 25, 2014 0

Signs to watch for and three steps to take if you suspect your child is bullying Here is a recent letter I received from a parent. How would you respond? “My son’s teacher says

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Fun Ways to Help Kids Learn “Kindness Power”

Fun Ways to Help Kids Learn “Kindness Power”

Dr. Michele Borba July 22, 2014 0

When my children were little, we played a game called the Silent Fuzzy Pass. Fuzzy was a bright orange, ragged old stuffed animal that I suppose was a bear though it’s debatable. Each night,

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10 Anger Management Tips for Kids

10 Anger Management Tips for Kids

Dr. Michele Borba July 9, 2014 4

REALITY CHECK: Does your child have difficulty controlling his anger? Does he resort to using aggressive behaviors such as biting, hitting, spitting or fighting? Does he yell or quickly lose control? If so, you’re

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The Art of Boosting Kid’s Friendship-Making

The Art of Boosting Kid’s Friendship-Making

Dr. Michele Borba July 8, 2014 7

Some kids just seem to make friends easily. They’re invited to birthday parties, attend the sleepovers, are chosen first for teams, and are sought after as everyone’s friend. If we could peek into their

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Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Dr. Michele Borba April 19, 2014 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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