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Nurturing Children’s Empathy

Nurturing Children’s Empathy

Michele Borba September 13, 2012 Comments Off on Nurturing Children’s Empathy

Children are hard-wired for empathy, but unless it is nurtured the trait may lie dormant. Parenting advice based on research that nurture our children’s capacity to feel for others One Experience Can Mobilize Heart

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How to Create a Moral Legacy for Your Children

How to Create a Moral Legacy for Your Children

Michele Borba July 3, 2012 1

REALITY CHECK:  “Results-Driven Parenting” is what I call using how you choose to respond and what you choose to reinforce in your daily interactions with your children to produce real and lasting change in

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Empowering Kids to Be Active Bystanders Through Books

Empowering Kids to Be Active Bystanders Through Books

Michele Borba April 30, 2012 Comments Off on Empowering Kids to Be Active Bystanders Through Books

Research shows that when student bystanders intervene correctly, bullying can be cut more than half the time and within 10 seconds. – Pepler Bullying is cold-blooded, intentional cruelty,and will flourish if tolerated. Forty-nine states have

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Nurturing Empathy Must Be a Conscious Parenting Decision

Nurturing Empathy Must Be a Conscious Parenting Decision

Michele Borba April 5, 2012 Comments Off on Nurturing Empathy Must Be a Conscious Parenting Decision

Simple ways to cultivate our children’s empathy all year round In today’s world of instant updates and on-demand media, we are often bombarded with horrific images and stories from around the globe of people

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Caring Starts At Home

Caring Starts At Home

Michele Borba February 9, 2012 Comments Off on Caring Starts At Home

Simple ways to help kids learn the power of giving and and grow into caring individuals It’s no secret that kids learn best by doing. But they’re also keen observers as well as little

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How Kids in Rwanda Taught Me the Power of Giving

How Kids in Rwanda Taught Me the Power of Giving

Michele Borba January 18, 2012 Comments Off on How Kids in Rwanda Taught Me the Power of Giving

Education has always been a passion of mine. Moral development and nurturing children’s compassion and empathy are the essence of my work. So when General Mills asked me if I’d like to be a

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Violent Video Games May Alter Empathy and Brains: 10 Games No Kid Should Play

Violent Video Games May Alter Empathy and Brains: 10 Games No Kid Should Play

Michele Borba December 6, 2011 Comments Off on Violent Video Games May Alter Empathy and Brains: 10 Games No Kid Should Play

There’s no doubt that video games are a part of the plugged-in generation’s lifestyle. Research shows that 99 percent of boys and 94 percent of girls ages 12 to 17 play computer, web, portable

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How to Build a Kid With a Conscience

How to Build a Kid With a Conscience

Michele Borba October 14, 2011 Comments Off on How to Build a Kid With a Conscience

Being fair and kind can be cultivated in our children. I’m in Cincinnati at the invitation of the Summit Day Country School to speak with teachers and parents about how to raise goodness in

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The Kid Arrogance Cure

The Kid Arrogance Cure

Michele Borba October 10, 2011 Comments Off on The Kid Arrogance Cure

REALITY CHECK: “In data from 37,000 college students, narcissistic personality traits rose just as fast as obesity from the 1980s to the present. The rise is accelerating, with scores rising faster in the 2000s

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Kids, Teens, Video Games, and When Parents Should Worry

Kids, Teens, Video Games, and When Parents Should Worry

Michele Borba June 27, 2011 Comments Off on Kids, Teens, Video Games, and When Parents Should Worry

Why diminishment of kid empathy should be our biggest concern about media and video games. Ratings, research, solutions, and how to gear up and parent the “Controller Generation”   “Can’t I just play one

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