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Raising Do-Gooders: Getting Kids To Do Service Projects

Raising Do-Gooders: Getting Kids To Do Service Projects

Michele Borba December 18, 2009 Comments Off on Raising Do-Gooders: Getting Kids To Do Service Projects

The first time I realized the power of involving kids in social justice projects was when one of my sons was just four. The two of us had gone to see the movie The

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7 Deadly Myths About Raising Moral Kids

7 Deadly Myths About Raising Moral Kids

Michele Borba December 8, 2009 1

REALITY CHECK: Parents who raise moral kids don’t do so by accident. They are purposeful and deliberate in their efforts. They are also aware that they are the single greatest influence over their child’s

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Seven Parenting Practices That Nurture Respect and Love

Seven Parenting Practices That Nurture Respect and Love

Michele Borba October 26, 2009 1

Here’s a deep, dark and true secret: Teachers usually admit that there are some students they will never forget. Well, I swear the same is true about some parents. I vividly remember a mother

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Oct 13: New Jersey  “Parenting for Character: How to raise socially responsible kids who do the right thing”

Oct 13: New Jersey “Parenting for Character: How to raise socially responsible kids who do the right thing”

Michele Borba October 12, 2009 Comments Off on Oct 13: New Jersey “Parenting for Character: How to raise socially responsible kids who do the right thing”

Hello New Jersey Parents! This Tuesday October 13 @ 7 pm – 9 pm I’m speaking at the Montessori Children’s Academy in Chatham, New Jersey. Parents from all over the area will be there.

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Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Michele Borba September 24, 2009 2

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that a child today is ten times more likely to be seriously depressed compared to a child born in the first third of this century? Beware: Pessimistic thinking clouds

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Michele Borba: A Parent Guide for Kid Movie Ratings-How to Decide What’s Right for Your Child

Michele Borba: A Parent Guide for Kid Movie Ratings-How to Decide What’s Right for Your Child

Michele Borba September 8, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: A Parent Guide for Kid Movie Ratings-How to Decide What’s Right for Your Child

Here are the tips I’ll share  on the TODAY show on Wed September 9 at 9:43 am Michele Borba Sending your kid to the movies these days is a lot more than just buying

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Michele Borba: #3 Teaching Perseverance Sneakpeek BIG Book #Parenting Solutions

Michele Borba: #3 Teaching Perseverance Sneakpeek BIG Book #Parenting Solutions

Michele Borba August 23, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: #3 Teaching Perseverance Sneakpeek BIG Book #Parenting Solutions

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Columbia University studies led by Carol Dweck found that praising effort helps create a positive mindset (or a “I can do it” belief) that also increases persistence and achievement while

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How to Stop “Poor Loser” Attitudes and Boost Sportsmanship

How to Stop “Poor Loser” Attitudes and Boost Sportsmanship

Michele Borba August 11, 2009 Comments Off on How to Stop “Poor Loser” Attitudes and Boost Sportsmanship

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: “I should have won.” “They ought to fire the coach.” “I could have gotten the right answer. The teacher doesn’t like me.” “If I were on a better team I’d win.” Sound

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Curbing the Youth Entitlement Epidemic

Curbing the Youth Entitlement Epidemic

Michele Borba August 8, 2009 Comments Off on Curbing the Youth Entitlement Epidemic

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Research shows that our children are born with the marvelous gift to care and be concerned about others. But unless we nurture those glorious virtues they will lie dormant. A

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Raising Morally Courageous Kids Who Can Stand Up for Their Beliefs

Raising Morally Courageous Kids Who Can Stand Up for Their Beliefs

Michele Borba August 7, 2009 2

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: A recent Time/Nickelodeon survey of 991 kids ages nine to fourteen revealed some troubling facts: 36 percent of the middle schoolers surveyed feel the pressure from peers to smoke marijuana;

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