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The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

admin December 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

Dr. Susan Newman’s New Book Explains Why You Should Say No to Your Children…and How to Do It. A must read for the pushover tendency in all of us. You do your children a

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Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Michele Borba February 20, 2016 Comments Off on Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

In my last post (3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness) I described three skills (brainstorming, self-reliance, and decision making) that help kids become resourceful and resilient. Here are three more essential and teachable skills (how to negotiate

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3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Michele Borba February 18, 2016 Comments Off on 3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Three crucial and teachable skills that help kids become self-reliant, resourceful and resilient. Raising your child to become independent is among your most important parenting tasks. After all, one of your key goals is

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How to Raise An Assertive Child

How to Raise An Assertive Child

Michele Borba February 16, 2016 Comments Off on How to Raise An Assertive Child

Let’s face it. It’s a tougher time to be growing up, and the data confirms it. Bullying is fiercer. Peer pressure is tougher. Kids are also more aggressive at younger ages. Girls are meaner.

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Ending Chore Wars

Ending Chore Wars

Michele Borba February 3, 2016 Comments Off on Ending Chore Wars

Parenting advice to help kids learn to do household chores, boost responsibility muscles, and lend a hand without bickering. Really! Years ago I learned an important parenting secret from my girlfriend that I’ll never

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9 Secrets to Curb Homework Wars

9 Secrets to Curb Homework Wars

Michele Borba January 28, 2016 Comments Off on 9 Secrets to Curb Homework Wars

Parenting tips to minimize our nagging and maximizing their learning …until they can finally do homework solo style! “You can’t make me!” “Why do I have to do homework?” “Can’t I pleeeeease just go

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How Not To Raise A Quitter

How Not To Raise A Quitter

Michele Borba January 24, 2016 Comments Off on How Not To Raise A Quitter

Teach your children to hang in there when the going gets tough, but know when to let them throw in the towel.   Perseverance often makes the critical distinction between whether kids succeed or fail.

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Cures for Kid Procrastinating

Cures for Kid Procrastinating

Michele Borba January 10, 2015 Comments Off on Cures for Kid Procrastinating

Parenting tips I shared on TODAY for kids who procrastinate, dawdle, cut corners or just take the easy way. It’s the makeover no parent should put off! Sound like  your kid? “I don’t care! 

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How to Say Goodbye to Your College Bound Teen

How to Say Goodbye to Your College Bound Teen

Michele Borba June 24, 2014 Comments Off on How to Say Goodbye to Your College Bound Teen

Parenting advice for before, during, and after your teen’s move from home and off to college for a positive send-off After all the test-taking, application filling, essay editing, campus touring, and acceptance-waiting, the big event is

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Conflict Resolution for Kids

Conflict Resolution for Kids

Michele Borba March 26, 2014 Comments Off on Conflict Resolution for Kids

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that tweens and teens say one of their biggest daily challenges are conflicts with peers? Did you also know that a survey of hundreds of children found that a

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