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8 Ways to Help Children Develop Caring Mindsets

8 Ways to Help Children Develop Caring Mindsets

admin April 4, 2017 Comments Off on 8 Ways to Help Children Develop Caring Mindsets

Raising Kids To Think WE, Not ME! REALITY CHECK: 93 percent of adults feel we are failing to instill values in children. What’s more, “being kind and caring” isn’t even high on our kids’ priority

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6 Ways to Inspire Kids Empathy To Make a Difference

6 Ways to Inspire Kids Empathy To Make a Difference

admin April 3, 2017 Comments Off on 6 Ways to Inspire Kids Empathy To Make a Difference

Raising Kids Who Think We, Not Me! REALITY CHECK: Volunteering and community service can be powerful in helping children realize that they can make a difference in their world. The experience can activate their empathy and help them

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10 Ways to Raise a Charitable Child

10 Ways to Raise a Charitable Child

admin March 30, 2017 Comments Off on 10 Ways to Raise a Charitable Child

You know charity starts at home. Here’s how to cultivate a giving spirit in kids and start an #UnSelfie Revolution, so they think we, not me! Samantha is not yet 4 years old, but she

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9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

Michele Borba December 29, 2016 Comments Off on 9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that writing a “thank you” note is a simple, proven way to boost your child’s gratitude? That’s what researchers from the University of  California at Davis and Southern Methodist University

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10 Tips for Raising A Moral Child

10 Tips for Raising A Moral Child

Michele Borba December 27, 2016 Comments Off on 10 Tips for Raising A Moral Child

REALITY CHECK: Numerous studies from prestigious organizations and researchers confirm a steady decline in children’s moral character. Sixty-two percent of the more than 2,600 participants in a NBC News State of Kindness Poll believe that kids are less kind today than

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Character Education: 5 Steps to Teach A Character Virtue

Character Education: 5 Steps to Teach A Character Virtue

Michele Borba December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Character Education: 5 Steps to Teach A Character Virtue

REALITY CHECK: Sixty percent of adults believe that young people’s failure to learn moral values is a serious national problem. Over the past two decades, there’s been a decline in children’s moral character, and 72

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6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

admin November 30, 2016 Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

Just pretend:  The sports season just ended and you and the other parents are bursting with pride watching each child receive a participation trophy with their teammates. Of course, we hate to see our

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A Young Girl Helps Kids with Incarcerated Parents

A Young Girl Helps Kids with Incarcerated Parents

admin October 24, 2016 Comments Off on A Young Girl Helps Kids with Incarcerated Parents

REALITY CHECK: During the past decades, the U.S. prison population skyrocketed, and so did the number of children experiencing the consequences of having a parent incarcerated. From just 1980 to 2000, the number of

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Focusing on the Other Side of the Report Card

Focusing on the Other Side of the Report Card

admin October 20, 2016 Comments Off on Focusing on the Other Side of the Report Card

REALITY CHECK: Now that the fall semester is underway, it won’t be long until your child’s progress report arrives, revealing not only their academic proficiency, but their conduct report as well. Studies confirms that children

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When Parents Behave Badly

When Parents Behave Badly

admin October 17, 2016 Comments Off on When Parents Behave Badly

Solutions I shared on the TODAY show to six VERY bad, ugly parent behaviors that are affecting children’s character THE REALITY CHECK:  • Referees giving parents lollipops are youth hockey games to stop them from yelling at

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