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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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Simple Ways to Nurture Empathy in Our Children

Simple Ways to Nurture Empathy in Our Children

Michele Borba August 6, 2009 0

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: One strong characteristic of morally intelligent children is that they are empathic and concerned about others. An important point to remember is that while our kids are born with the

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Character Education: Five Steps to Teach Youth Any Character Trait

Character Education: Five Steps to Teach Youth Any Character Trait

Michele Borba August 3, 2009 0

Michele Borba, Ed.D. REALITY CHECK: How do we help students develop strong character? The answer is found in this premise: Character traits are learned; therefore we can teach them. It means that educators have

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How to Raise a Moral Child

How to Raise a Moral Child

Michele Borba July 25, 2009 1

I recently worked with PARENTS magazine to conduct an online survey of over 2400 moms. One question: “How do you hope your child turns out?” Next to health and happiness, most parents hoped their

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How to Choose Your Family Values & Become a More Intentional Parent

How to Choose Your Family Values & Become a More Intentional Parent

Michele Borba July 21, 2009 0

By Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Parents don’t raise moral kids by accident. They know what they stand for and pass those values onto their children deliberately and purposefully. So here’s your Reality Check: If

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How to Help Clingy Kids

How to Help Clingy Kids

Michele Borba April 2, 2009 0

Yesterday on the Today Show, I spoke with Natalie Morales about clingy kids. Natalie asked me to come on air and offer her sister tips for dealing with her three-year-old daughter’s clinginess. Here are a

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School-Wide Adopt a Student Programs

School-Wide Adopt a Student Programs

Michele Borba November 25, 2006 0

I’ve had so many requests from workshop participants asking how to start a Adopt-A-Student program I decided to include them here. There are no right or wrong ways to implement the program as long

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