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9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

Michele Borba December 29, 2016 Comments Off on 9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that writing a “thank you” note is a simple, proven way to boost your child’s gratitude? That’s what researchers from the University of  California at Davis and Southern Methodist University

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Character Education: 5 Steps to Teach A Character Virtue

Character Education: 5 Steps to Teach A Character Virtue

Michele Borba December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Character Education: 5 Steps to Teach A Character Virtue

REALITY CHECK: Sixty percent of adults believe that young people’s failure to learn moral values is a serious national problem. Over the past two decades, there’s been a decline in children’s moral character, and 72

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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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How to Deprogram a Materialistic Kid

How to Deprogram a Materialistic Kid

Michele Borba May 21, 2016 Comments Off on How to Deprogram a Materialistic Kid

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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Building Respectful Learning Cultures

Building Respectful Learning Cultures

Michele Borba February 8, 2016 Comments Off on Building Respectful Learning Cultures

Many of today’s students lack an understanding of respect because their experiences with this essential character trait have been minimal. They simply haven’t witnessed or heard respect in their lives. Nor may they be

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35 Activities to Teach Respect

35 Activities to Teach Respect

Michele Borba February 6, 2016 Comments Off on 35 Activities to Teach Respect

RESPECT: a way of treating or thing about something or someone. If you respect your teacher, you admire her and treat her well. If you respect your friend you regard her highly and treat her with consideration.  There

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7 Practices That Nurture Respect In Children

7 Practices That Nurture Respect In Children

Michele Borba March 14, 2015 1

Though most teachers admit that there are some students they never forget, the same is true about parents. I vividly remember a mother of one of my students all because of the way she

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Raising Respectful Children: Solutions to Youth Disrespect Crisis

Raising Respectful Children: Solutions to Youth Disrespect Crisis

Michele Borba December 20, 2010 Comments Off on Raising Respectful Children: Solutions to Youth Disrespect Crisis

Troubling data revealing a breakdown of civility and respect in today’s youth. Parenting advice to turn that trend around and raise respectful children. “RESPECT: Showing you value others by treating them in a courteous and

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