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Teaching Kids to Be Grateful, Even If Disappointed

Teaching Kids to Be Grateful, Even If Disappointed

Michele Borba December 20, 2016 Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Be Grateful, Even If Disappointed

REALITY CHECK: Have you taught your child an often overlooked and critical holiday skill for kids of how to show gratitude and appreciation even when you’re disappointed with what you’ve received?” The skill is one

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Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Michele Borba November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

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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50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

Michele Borba July 3, 2016 Comments Off on 50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

Of course we want our children to become good, responsible, respectful and successful human beings! But in our quest to “do it all” we may forget that some of the most powerful ways to

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How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

admin February 5, 2016 Comments Off on How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

Truth be known: I am a huge Amy McCready fan. I love her common-sense approach to parenting, and her sage, practical advice. I devoured (and recommended) her last book, If I Have to Tell You

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Helping Kids Learn Money Management

Helping Kids Learn Money Management

Michele Borba January 20, 2016 Comments Off on Helping Kids Learn Money Management

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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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

Michele Borba December 18, 2014 Comments Off on How to take the focus off gift-getting and back to the true spirit of the season

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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Proven Benefits of Getting Kids to Write Thank Yous

Proven Benefits of Getting Kids to Write Thank Yous

Michele Borba December 26, 2013 1

Fun ways to get kids to write those thank you notes …without whines … and the proven value of doing so! (It’s worth it!!)  Did you know that writing a “thank you” note is a simple, proven way

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Caring Starts At Home

Caring Starts At Home

Michele Borba February 9, 2012 Comments Off on Caring Starts At Home

Simple ways to help kids learn the power of giving and and grow into caring individuals It’s no secret that kids learn best by doing. But they’re also keen observers as well as little

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Curing the Gimmes: 12 Ways to Tone Down $$$$ and Tune Up Family Memories for the Holidays

Curing the Gimmes: 12 Ways to Tone Down $$$$ and Tune Up Family Memories for the Holidays

Michele Borba December 22, 2011 Comments Off on Curing the Gimmes: 12 Ways to Tone Down $$$$ and Tune Up Family Memories for the Holidays

Tired about all those ads reminding your kids what they “must have” and your kids are now repeating those jingles? Concerned your kiddos are preparing a wish list so long they’ll be disappointed no

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The Kid Arrogance Cure

The Kid Arrogance Cure

Michele Borba October 10, 2011 Comments Off on The Kid Arrogance Cure

REALITY CHECK: “In data from 37,000 college students, narcissistic personality traits rose just as fast as obesity from the 1980s to the present. The rise is accelerating, with scores rising faster in the 2000s

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