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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 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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Helping Kids Learn Money Management

Helping Kids Learn Money Management

Michele Borba January 20, 2016 Comments Off on Helping Kids Learn Money Management

How to use everyday shopping outings to teach kids money management, financial literacy and sticking to a budget while curbing kid bickering and begging REALITY CHECK: A study by researchers at the University of

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Helping Girls Become Confident Leaders from the Inside Out

Helping Girls Become Confident Leaders from the Inside Out

Michele Borba February 17, 2015 Comments Off on Helping Girls Become Confident Leaders from the Inside Out

Parenting advice on how to raise strong, confident daughters from the inside out  What parent doesn’t want their daughter to be a leader? After all, that top role—be it, debate captain, head cheerleader, newspaper

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11 Ways to Help Kids Stand Up to Peer Pressure

11 Ways to Help Kids Stand Up to Peer Pressure

Michele Borba November 8, 2014 Comments Off on 11 Ways to Help Kids Stand Up to Peer Pressure

Parenting advice to help kids buck negative temptations and stand up to peers REALITY CHECK: A survey of 991 kids ages nine to fourteen revealed 36 percent feel pressure from peers to smoke marijuana, 40 percent

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25 Ways to Help Your Students Learn Responsibility

25 Ways to Help Your Students Learn Responsibility

Michele Borba December 3, 2013 Comments Off on 25 Ways to Help Your Students Learn Responsibility

“Taking responsibility means never blaming anyone else for anything you are being, doing, having or feeling.” ~ Susan Jeffers RESPONSIBILITY is one of the most desirable character traits. It means being accountable, dependable and trustworthy.

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Raising Responsible Kids

Raising Responsible Kids

Michele Borba November 29, 2012 Comments Off on Raising Responsible Kids

Parenting advice to curb irresponsibility, excuses and “blame games” and boost trustworthiness, accountability and kid responsibility Any of these sound familiar? “I forgot.” “Take care of this for me.” “It wasn’t my fault.” “I

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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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