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5 Creative Ways Educators Teach Empathy

5 Creative Ways Educators Teach Empathy

admin April 17, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Creative Ways Educators Teach Empathy

Vanuatu, Tibet, Afghanistan, Denmark, and Armenia: How educators are activating students’ empathy and making a difference! I’m convinced that empathy is the glue that holds a civilized society together, is the best antidote to stop bullying,

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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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95 Ways to Raise Kids To Think WE, Not ME (Part I)

95 Ways to Raise Kids To Think WE, Not ME (Part I)

admin June 25, 2016 Comments Off on 95 Ways to Raise Kids To Think WE, Not ME (Part I)

Last week I joined with NBC’s Education Nation to have another hour-long Twitter chat. This is our fourth time and always a thrill. This time the folks at Education Nation asked me to share

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10 Anger Management Tips for Kids

10 Anger Management Tips for Kids

Michele Borba February 23, 2016 4

REALITY CHECK: Does your child have difficulty controlling his anger? Does he resort to using aggressive behaviors such as biting, hitting, spitting or fighting? Does he yell or quickly lose control? If so, you’re

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Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Michele Borba February 20, 2016 Comments Off on Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

In my last post (3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness) I described three skills (brainstorming, self-reliance, and decision making) that help kids become resourceful and resilient. Here are three more essential and teachable skills (how to negotiate

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3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Michele Borba February 18, 2016 Comments Off on 3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Three crucial and teachable skills that help kids become self-reliant, resourceful and resilient. Raising your child to become independent is among your most important parenting tasks. After all, one of your key goals is

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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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Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Michele Borba February 8, 2016 Comments Off on Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Dear Dr. Borba, My ten-year-old is first in her class, and it makes her nuts. She stayed up until one in the morning last night memorizing state capitals. I worry that if she keeps

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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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Boosting Sibling Harmony

Boosting Sibling Harmony

Michele Borba February 5, 2016 Comments Off on Boosting Sibling Harmony

Reality Check: University of Michigan Medical School: Research shows that siblings will fight more in families where there is no understanding of acceptable ways to solve conflicts. Make sure you teach your children how to resolve their bickering!

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