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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 0

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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How to Stop “Poor Loser” Attitudes and Boost Sportsmanship

How to Stop “Poor Loser” Attitudes and Boost Sportsmanship

Michele Borba August 11, 2009 0

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 0

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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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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