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Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Michele Borba January 3, 2019 0

How to help kid perfectionists feel good enough about themselves and cope with the ups and downs of life. Dear Dr. Borba, My ten-year-old is first in her class, and it makes her nuts.

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Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Michele Borba February 6, 2016 0

One of the inevitable facts of life is that everyone makes mistakes. Granted, some mistakes are more significant than others and harder to get over, but they are a part of life. How individuals

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How Not To Raise A Quitter

How Not To Raise A Quitter

Michele Borba January 24, 2016 0

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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How to Help Kids Learn From Mistakes

How to Help Kids Learn From Mistakes

Michele Borba January 26, 2015 0

Tips to help kids recognize a key to success: “Learn from your failures.”  Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.                   

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Helping Kids Rebound from Mistakes

Helping Kids Rebound from Mistakes

Michele Borba March 1, 2010 1

Many historians feel that one of Winston Churchill’s greatest speeches was given at a graduation ceremony at Oxford University. He had worked on the speech for hours. When the moment finally came, Churchill stood

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