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12 Ways to Boost Kids’ Empathy During the Holidays and Build Fun Memories

12 Ways to Boost Kids’ Empathy During the Holidays and Build Fun Memories

Michele Borba December 16, 2017 0

How to Tone Down $$$, Tune Up Family Memories and Nurture Children’s Empathy During the Holidays REALITY CHECK: Total spending is projected to be between $678 billion and $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last

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Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Michele Borba December 15, 2017 0

Parenting advice to help kids learn money management during the holidays to have a brighter future REALITY CHECK: A recent survey found that fewer than half of parents surveyed said they teach their 11

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How to Deprogram a Materialistic Kid

How to Deprogram a Materialistic Kid

Michele Borba May 21, 2016 0

Okay. You admit you have a materialistic little critter on your hands. Take comfort. There are proven ways to deprogram a materialistic kid. It will take time and commitment, but the benefits are profound

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How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

admin February 5, 2016 0

Truth be known: I am a huge Amy McCready fan. I love her common-sense approach to parenting, and her sage, practical advice. I devoured (and recommended) her last book, If I Have to Tell You

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How to take the focus off gift-getting and back to the true spirit of the season

How to take the focus off gift-getting and back to the true spirit of the season

Michele Borba December 18, 2014 0

Spending TIME (not every dime) and helping your kids enjoy the holidays without splurging on them  In the midst of our lousy economy, many families have decided to take holiday spending down a notch

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Teaching Kids to Be Smart Spenders for Back to School

Teaching Kids to Be Smart Spenders for Back to School

Michele Borba August 14, 2012 0

Parenting advice to help kids become smarter spenders, stick to a budget, and learn the value of a dollar Do you sometimes feel like your kid’s ATM machine? Do you worry you may be

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Teaching Kids’ Money Smarts During the Holidays

Teaching Kids’ Money Smarts During the Holidays

Michele Borba November 28, 2011 0

Parenting tips to teach kids financial literacy and to be smart spenders and consumers during the holidays Well folks, it appears that the “official” holiday shopping mania has begun. Those penny saver adds are

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The Greedy Kid Cure

The Greedy Kid Cure

Michele Borba September 1, 2010 0

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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Michele Borba Blog: 5 Tips for a Gimme Less Xmas (and Why It’s Better for Kids)

Michele Borba Blog: 5 Tips for a Gimme Less Xmas (and Why It’s Better for Kids)

Michele Borba December 20, 2009 1

If you ever had even the slightest bit of guilt about saying “No” to your kids materialistic whims, you can kiss those feelings away. A University of Minnesota study confirmed what every parent has

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Michele Borba: 5 Signs You May Have a Materialistic Kid–Are you ready to take the quiz?

Michele Borba: 5 Signs You May Have a Materialistic Kid–Are you ready to take the quiz?

Michele Borba October 20, 2009 0

Might you have a materialistic critter on your hands? REALITY CHECK Beware: materialism is hitting our kids at younger and younger ages. Two-thirds of mothers say that their kids ask for specific brands before

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