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3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills

3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills

admin April 5, 2017 Comments Off on 3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills

Raising Kids to Think We, Not Me! REALITY CHECK: The gateway to learning to empathize, accepting differences and understanding another’s perspective is an emotion vocabulary. That’s why the first of the 9 Crucial Empathy Building

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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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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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Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Michele Borba November 25, 2016 Comments Off on Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Reality Check: Is social networking connected with the rise of teen narcissism? I’ve  written a number of articles about Teen Arrogance  but now I want to dig deeper into troubling research reports that show a rise

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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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10 Ways to Nurture Tolerance to Reduce Bullying

10 Ways to Nurture Tolerance to Reduce Bullying

Michele Borba October 4, 2016 Comments Off on 10 Ways to Nurture Tolerance to Reduce Bullying

How teaching children tolerance can curb bullying, peer cruelty and stop the cycle of youth violence REALITY CHECK: Did you know that today’s American youth are displaying intolerant actions at alarming rates-and at younger

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