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21 Ways to Build Caring Student Relationships

21 Ways to Build Caring Student Relationships

admin August 22, 2017 Comments Off on 21 Ways to Build Caring Student Relationships

Empathy Habit 1. EMOTIONAL LITERACY                 Empathy Habit 6. DEVELOPING & EXERCISING COMPASSION   From UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World Reality Check: Improving students’ relationships

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6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

admin November 30, 2016 Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

Just pretend:  The sports season just ended and you and the other parents are bursting with pride watching each child receive a participation trophy with their teammates. Of course, we hate to see our

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A Young Girl Helps Kids with Incarcerated Parents

A Young Girl Helps Kids with Incarcerated Parents

admin October 24, 2016 Comments Off on A Young Girl Helps Kids with Incarcerated Parents

REALITY CHECK: During the past decades, the U.S. prison population skyrocketed, and so did the number of children experiencing the consequences of having a parent incarcerated. From just 1980 to 2000, the number of

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Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Michele Borba February 6, 2016 Comments Off on Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

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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Kid Boredom Busters

Kid Boredom Busters

Michele Borba January 29, 2016 Comments Off on Kid Boredom Busters

REALITY CHECK: Beware: a new trend shows our Micromanaged, Over-structured, “Plugged-In” Generation can’t stand boredom. Maybe it’s because we might be doing too much scheduling, entertaining and solving? Just a thought!  There is a

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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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Raising Optimistic Kids

Raising Optimistic Kids

Michele Borba January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Raising Optimistic Kids

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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Children’s Author Takes Action to Address the Dangers of Hatred, Prejudice & Stereotyping

Children’s Author Takes Action to Address the Dangers of Hatred, Prejudice & Stereotyping

Michele Borba May 16, 2013 Comments Off on Children’s Author Takes Action to Address the Dangers of Hatred, Prejudice & Stereotyping

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS, COUNSELORS & EDUCATORS: Full disclosure: Trudy Ludwig is one of my favorite children’s authors as well as a caring human being. All her books (including Confessions of a Former Bully, Sorry, and Trouble Talk)

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How to Talk the Sandusky Trial and Sexual Abuse With Kids and Teens and Why You Must

How to Talk the Sandusky Trial and Sexual Abuse With Kids and Teens and Why You Must

Michele Borba November 14, 2011 Comments Off on How to Talk the Sandusky Trial and Sexual Abuse With Kids and Teens and Why You Must

Parent and educator guide to using the Penn State tragedy and Sandusky trial to talk about sexual abuse to kids and teens; rucial safety tips to prevent abuse and signs of sexual abuse Once

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Raising Self-Reliant Kids

Raising Self-Reliant Kids

Michele Borba January 21, 2011 Comments Off on Raising Self-Reliant Kids

Parenting strategies to help kids  solve their problems, be self-reliant, bounce back from failure and not use us as their managers, arbiters and palm pilots A mom was running late as she drove her

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