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Why Overparenting Erodes Kid Confidence

Why Overparenting Erodes Kid Confidence

Michele Borba November 20, 2013 0

7 ways to step back from being an “Over-Hovering Parent”  No parent wants their child to suffer heartaches and disappointments. Our basic instinct is to try and protect our kids from frustrations and problems.

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Friendship Matters: Helping Kids Make and Keep Friends

Friendship Matters: Helping Kids Make and Keep Friends

Michele Borba October 13, 2013 1

Research-based steps to boost children’s social-emotional learning and help them acquire crucial friendship-making skills to fit in, be less-likely to be excluded and bullied, and more content with life!  Let’s face it, some kids

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Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Michele Borba October 13, 2013 0

Tips to say goodbye and help kids feel more secure in your absence Dear Dr. Borba, I’m starting back to work a couple days a week and I’m in a panic. My toddler clings

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Teaching Kids to Apologize

Teaching Kids to Apologize

Michele Borba December 8, 2012 0

Five steps to help kids learn the lost art of saying “I’m sorry.” The steps work for adults, too!  Have you noticed how apologizing has become almost a lost art these days? A great

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Easy Ways to Make Family Memories

Easy Ways to Make Family Memories

Michele Borba June 17, 2012 2

Research shows that doing simple rituals enhances our feelings of togetherness and family belonging by almost 20 percent I loved reading that research because it proves that SIMPLE things we do with our kids

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The Dangers of Over-Sexualized Images On Young Girls

The Dangers of Over-Sexualized Images On Young Girls

Michele Borba May 24, 2012 0

How to counter “Too Much, Too Soon, Too Sleazy” ads aimed at our daughters and raise healthier girls from the inside out Thongs undies for toddlers. Push-up bras for eight-year olds. Sneakers to “tone”

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New Girl Scout Research Exposes the Impact of Reality TV on Girls

New Girl Scout Research Exposes the Impact of Reality TV on Girls

Michele Borba October 13, 2011 0

REALITY CHECK: New research shows tween and teen girls who regularly view reality TV accept and expect a higher level of drama, aggression, and bullying in their own lives, and measure their worth primarily

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The Kid Arrogance Cure

The Kid Arrogance Cure

Michele Borba October 10, 2011 0

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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The Moving Scene: Helping kids find friends, fit in and make transitions smoother

The Moving Scene: Helping kids find friends, fit in and make transitions smoother

Michele Borba July 25, 2011 0

Whether your family is moving into the home next door or across the nation that change can be difficult for one and all. Here are ways to make the transition smoother and more positive

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9 Tips to Help Shyer Kids

9 Tips to Help Shyer Kids

Michele Borba January 30, 2011 0

Parenting advice to help shyer, sensitive, timid kids feel more comfortable and gain confidence in social situations “You go ahead without me.” “I’m afraid to raise my hand.” “I’d rather be by myself.” “Please

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