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The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

Michele Borba December 5, 2017 0

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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Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Michele Borba March 24, 2016 0

Parenting advice to reduce our kids’ worries about a sometimes mean, scary, unpredictable world and curb the growing “Mean World Syndrome” Terrorism. ISIS. Bombings. Beheadings. War. School shootings. Pedophiles. Cyberbullying. Kidnappings. Global warming. Tsunamis.

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Raising Optimistic Kids

Raising Optimistic Kids

Michele Borba January 29, 2014 0

Parenting advice to helping kids with pessimistic attitudes have a more optimistic outlook. New research finds optimism could curb kid depression as well as less heavy drug abuse and bad behavior “Optimism is the stable

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Michele Borba: Parenting Solutions for Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Michele Borba: Parenting Solutions for Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Michele Borba May 3, 2010 1

“Why should I bother? You know they won’t choose me.” “What’s the point? I’ll never make the team.” “Why are you making me go? You know I won’t have fun.” Let’s face it: Kids

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