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Untangled: A  Guide for Raising Teen Girls

Untangled: A Guide for Raising Teen Girls

admin February 24, 2016 Comments Off on Untangled: A Guide for Raising Teen Girls

Worried about how to help your daughter navigate today’s plugged-in, complex, stressful-out world? Well, you can  breathe. Lisa Damour has written the ultimate manual for raising today’s teen girls that will serve as your

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How to Teach Kids: “Kindness Wins”

How to Teach Kids: “Kindness Wins”

admin February 22, 2016 Comments Off on How to Teach Kids: “Kindness Wins”

New book shows how to raise our children to be kind both online and off.  “Teaching kids that their online actions, words, and shares can have an impact on themselves breeds responsibility. But teaching

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How to Raise An Assertive Child

How to Raise An Assertive Child

Michele Borba February 16, 2016 Comments Off on How to Raise An Assertive Child

Let’s face it. It’s a tougher time to be growing up, and the data confirms it. Bullying is fiercer. Peer pressure is tougher. Kids are also more aggressive at younger ages. Girls are meaner.

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Building Respectful Learning Cultures

Building Respectful Learning Cultures

Michele Borba February 8, 2016 Comments Off on Building Respectful Learning Cultures

Many of today’s students lack an understanding of respect because their experiences with this essential character trait have been minimal. They simply haven’t witnessed or heard respect in their lives. Nor may they be

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If You’re Worried About Your Kids’ Friends

If You’re Worried About Your Kids’ Friends

Michele Borba February 7, 2016 Comments Off on If You’re Worried About Your Kids’ Friends

Bad friends. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: we imagine only the worse: drugs, smoking, sex, trouble with the law. But what should parents do if they notice that their daughter is hanging out more

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Seven Secrets for Calming Tempers

Seven Secrets for Calming Tempers

Michele Borba February 7, 2016 Comments Off on Seven Secrets for Calming Tempers

Sure, it’s great to be a parent, but it’s also one of the most stressful, exhausting roles on the planet. The fact is, meltdowns are inevitable in any home, and even more so these

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What to Do If Your Child Is Bullied

What to Do If Your Child Is Bullied

Michele Borba February 7, 2016 1

Parenting advice if your child is a repeated victim of bullying and the bullying intensifies. Why you must step in and how It’s been ten years, but I am still haunted by the memory. I

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Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Michele Borba February 6, 2016 Comments Off on Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

One of the inevitable facts of life is that everyone makes mistakes. Granted, some mistakes are more significant than others and harder to get over, but they are a part of life. How individuals

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35 Activities to Teach Respect

35 Activities to Teach Respect

Michele Borba February 6, 2016 Comments Off on 35 Activities to Teach Respect

RESPECT: a way of treating or thing about something or someone. If you respect your teacher, you admire her and treat her well. If you respect your friend you regard her highly and treat her with consideration.  There

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How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

admin February 5, 2016 Comments Off on How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

Truth be known: I am a huge Amy McCready fan. I love her common-sense approach to parenting, and her sage, practical advice. I devoured (and recommended) her last book, If I Have to Tell You

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