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Helping Kids Be Goal-Setters

Helping Kids Be Goal-Setters

Michele Borba January 2, 2017 Comments Off on Helping Kids Be Goal-Setters

Parenting tips that teach kids to set resolutions and make them stick so they succeed!  Do you know that goal-setting is one of the most highly correlated traits of peak performers and successful individuals? But

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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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7 Simple, Science-Backed Ways to Boost School Success

7 Simple, Science-Backed Ways to Boost School Success

Michele Borba August 8, 2014 Comments Off on 7 Simple, Science-Backed Ways to Boost School Success

Academic success impacts our children for the rest of their life: it influences their self-esteem, college selections, job attainment, financial success, and even their choice of spouses. It’s no wonder we go great lengths

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Helping Disorganized Kids Become Organized

Helping Disorganized Kids Become Organized

Michele Borba January 18, 2014 Comments Off on Helping Disorganized Kids Become Organized

Parenting advice to help disorganized, forgetful kids get organized and for kids with shorter attention spans who need to “reclutter” and learn routines “My daughter is sweet and loving but hopelessly disorganized. I’m always

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12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play

12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play

Michele Borba October 1, 2013 Comments Off on 12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play

Dozen benefits of child-directed (aka unscheduled, spontaneous) play for our stressed-out, over-supervised kids. Okay folks, I’m concerned. Over the last few weeks I’ve been reviewing studies involving children and play. “Shocked” and “disturbed” are the two

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Quirky Kids: When to Worry, Seek Help, Get a Label or Just Chill

Quirky Kids: When to Worry, Seek Help, Get a Label or Just Chill

Michele Borba November 23, 2012 Comments Off on Quirky Kids: When to Worry, Seek Help, Get a Label or Just Chill

Of course we worry about our kids. It’s only natural to do so. We love our children more than life itself and want them to be happy and successful, and when they aren’t it

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Helping Kids Cool Hot Tempers

Helping Kids Cool Hot Tempers

Michele Borba November 9, 2012 Comments Off on Helping Kids Cool Hot Tempers

Teaching kids to identify their body alarms and learn healthy ways to control anger   “I tried to stay calm, but it was too late!” “I wish I could tell when I’m about to

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7 Troubling Youth Trends in the News

7 Troubling Youth Trends in the News

Michele Borba January 2, 2011 Comments Off on 7 Troubling Youth Trends in the News

REALITY CHECK TIME: Bullying, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, stress, early puberty onset, plastic surgery and Botox are all on increase and in younger kids. Here is my pick of the top troubling child and teen

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ADHD on Rise? Report finds 1 in 10 kids with attention deficit

ADHD on Rise? Report finds 1 in 10 kids with attention deficit

Michele Borba November 17, 2010 Comments Off on ADHD on Rise? Report finds 1 in 10 kids with attention deficit

Parenting advice to help you know the signs of ADHD, the difference between ADHD and ADD, what to expect age by age, and when to seek help for your child. A government survey released

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Michele Borba Blog: Helping kids learn to take tests, reduce jitters and boost scores

Michele Borba Blog: Helping kids learn to take tests, reduce jitters and boost scores

Michele Borba February 5, 2010 Comments Off on Michele Borba Blog: Helping kids learn to take tests, reduce jitters and boost scores

It’s that time again for one of kids more dreaded four-letter    words: T.E.S.T. These days it seems even for many kids even  if they’ve studied hard and done their homework when test  day

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