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7 Ways to Squelch Kid Insensitivity & Boost Empathy

7 Ways to Squelch Kid Insensitivity & Boost Empathy

Michele Borba January 29, 2011 Comments Off on 7 Ways to Squelch Kid Insensitivity & Boost Empathy

Parenting advice to curb insensitivity, boost emotional intelligence and increase empathy in our children “Why should I care how he feels? He’s not my friend.” “So what if I made him cry. He’s a

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Raising Kinder Kids in a Crueler World

Raising Kinder Kids in a Crueler World

Michele Borba January 10, 2011 3

Proven tips to nurture compassion children and reduce peer cruelty Last fall I was on the East Coast helping a small school district implement a character education program. My first meeting was with a

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Raising Charitable Kids

Raising Charitable Kids

Michele Borba December 2, 2010 Comments Off on Raising Charitable Kids

Parenting advice to encourage kids to lend a hand, do service, and make the world a kinder place The TODAY Show asked me to share parenting advice that will encourage kids to catch that

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Raising Kind-Hearted Kids

Raising Kind-Hearted Kids

Michele Borba September 8, 2010 Comments Off on Raising Kind-Hearted Kids

Parenting advice based on solid research to help us raise caring, kind-hearted kids in a racy, raunchy world Something has changed about our children: the prevalence of abuse by their peers is increasing. Bullying

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Building Children’s Moral Intelligence

Building Children’s Moral Intelligence

Michele Borba September 6, 2010 Comments Off on Building Children’s Moral Intelligence

10 Parenting Tips for Raising Good Kids in a Racy, Raunchy World Home is always the best school for teaching moral behaviors, but in today’s racy, raunchy world parents need to be far more

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The Greedy Kid Cure

The Greedy Kid Cure

Michele Borba September 1, 2010 Comments Off on The Greedy Kid Cure

Parenting advice to reduce kid greed and reopen generosity “But I’ve got to have a clown and a pony at my birthday. That’s what Tiffany had.” “Sure, I have six pairs but the more

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How to Raise a Good Kid: 10 Strategies that Build Strong Character

How to Raise a Good Kid: 10 Strategies that Build Strong Character

Michele Borba July 12, 2010 Comments Off on How to Raise a Good Kid: 10 Strategies that Build Strong Character

Let’s play “Back to the Future” and pretend it’s twenty-five years from now. Your kids are grown and they’re healthy and happy. They’ve now come back for a family reunion. Here’s the key question:

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Raising Caring Kids

Raising Caring Kids

Michele Borba June 11, 2010 2

Parenting advice based on research-based tips to help us raise the kind-hearted kid every parent (oh how I hope!) wants Most parents instinctively want their children to develop a strong moral character and to

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Empathy Crisis: Why Children Are Crueler

Empathy Crisis: Why Children Are Crueler

Michele Borba May 2, 2010 4

EMPATHY: Identifying with and feeling other people’s concerns. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Abraham from Pontiac, Michigan, told his friend that he was going to shoot somebody. He allegedly stole a gun and practiced his aim on

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