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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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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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