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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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How to Teach Kids Empathy-Building Skills

How to Teach Kids Empathy-Building Skills

admin September 12, 2016 Comments Off on How to Teach Kids Empathy-Building Skills

Join the #UnSelfie Revolution to Raise Kids with Empathy, Moral Conviction and Courage To Make a Better World Empathy is the critical ability that puts us in other people’s shoes and helps us feel with them. Research finds that this

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When to Worry: Signs That A Child May Have Low Empathy

When to Worry: Signs That A Child May Have Low Empathy

admin September 7, 2016 Comments Off on When to Worry: Signs That A Child May Have Low Empathy

Join the #UnSelfie Revolution to Raise Kids with Empathy, Moral Conviction and Courage To Make a Better World “He never cries at movies or is concerned if his friends are hurt. But he’s a boy, so I’m

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9 Habits of Empathetic Children

9 Habits of Empathetic Children

admin August 7, 2016 Comments Off on 9 Habits of Empathetic Children

Join the #UnSelfie Revolution to Raise Kids with Empathy, Moral Conviction and Courage To Make a Better World Most writers admit that there is one moment where a book started to gel. Mine was at the United States

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7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

admin August 5, 2016 Comments Off on 7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

Join the #UnSelfie Revolution to Raise Kids with Empathy, Moral Conviction and Courage To Make a Better World I was visiting a Kansas school when I happened upon two boys engaged in serious conversation with their principal.

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Empathy Is a Verb: My TEDx Talk to Start An UnSelfie Revolution

Empathy Is a Verb: My TEDx Talk to Start An UnSelfie Revolution

admin August 4, 2016 Comments Off on Empathy Is a Verb: My TEDx Talk to Start An UnSelfie Revolution

Join the #UnSelfie Revolution to Raise Kids with Empathy, Moral Conviction and Courage To Make a Better World We’ve all had “I’ll never forget” moments: mine was April 20, 1999 watching the Columbine High School massacre on

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