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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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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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Simple Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy

Simple Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy

Dr. Michele Borba November 30, 2013 0

Empathy is the moral virtue that helps children “identify with and feel other people’s concerns.” When they do, they are more likely to reach out and respond in more caring, compassionate ways to others.

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Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Dr. Michele Borba November 27, 2013 0

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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How to Deprogram a Materialistic Kid

Dr. Michele Borba November 22, 2013 0

  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

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How to Wean Kids from TV and Video Games and Back Into L.I.F.E.

How to Wean Kids from TV and Video Games and Back Into L.I.F.E.

Dr. Michele Borba November 21, 2013 0

Overlooked dangers of raising a generation of plugged-in couch potatoes. Parenting tips to help kids find healthier alternatives and discover “life beyond the remote” that I shared on the TODAY show REALITY CHECK:  •

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Why Overparenting Erodes Kid Confidence

Why Overparenting Erodes Kid Confidence

Dr. Michele Borba November 20, 2013 0

7 ways to step back from being an “Over-Hovering Parent”  No parent wants their child to suffer heartaches and disappointments. Our basic instinct is to try and protect our kids from frustrations and problems.

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Helping Kids Sleep Better: The Overlooked Key to Grades and School Success

Dr. Michele Borba August 21, 2013 0

American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates that 1 in 3 kids are sleep-deprived–here is how to help your child get those needed z-z-z-z-s School success impacts our children for the rest of their life: it

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