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9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

admin September 18, 2017 Comments Off on 9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than those 30 years ago? That is tragic news for our children and society. For starters, it hurts kids’ moral character, and

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6 Ways to Inspire Kids Empathy To Make a Difference

6 Ways to Inspire Kids Empathy To Make a Difference

admin April 3, 2017 Comments Off on 6 Ways to Inspire Kids Empathy To Make a Difference

Raising Kids Who Think We, Not Me! REALITY CHECK: Volunteering and community service can be powerful in helping children realize that they can make a difference in their world. The experience can activate their empathy and help them

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Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Michele Borba November 25, 2016 Comments Off on Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Reality Check: Is social networking connected with the rise of teen narcissism? I’ve  written a number of articles about Teen Arrogance  but now I want to dig deeper into troubling research reports that show a rise

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8 Ways to Nurture Our Adolescents’ Amazing Neuroplastic Brains

8 Ways to Nurture Our Adolescents’ Amazing Neuroplastic Brains

admin October 3, 2016 Comments Off on 8 Ways to Nurture Our Adolescents’ Amazing Neuroplastic Brains

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years. Over one million

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Mother Knew Best (Or Did She?) Facts & Fiction

Mother Knew Best (Or Did She?) Facts & Fiction

Michele Borba February 17, 2016 Comments Off on Mother Knew Best (Or Did She?) Facts & Fiction

The truth behind those words of wisdom from Dear Old Mom based on what the new science says about child development and parenting advice Remember the sage motherly advice that was the soundtrack to

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Seven Secrets for Calming Tempers

Seven Secrets for Calming Tempers

Michele Borba February 7, 2016 Comments Off on Seven Secrets for Calming Tempers

Sure, it’s great to be a parent, but it’s also one of the most stressful, exhausting roles on the planet. The fact is, meltdowns are inevitable in any home, and even more so these

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Reducing Test Anxiety

Reducing Test Anxiety

Michele Borba January 30, 2016 Comments Off on Reducing Test Anxiety

How to curb kid test jitters, get ready for those tests, improve scores, and know if it’s time to seek medical advice One of kids more dreaded four-letter words: T.E.S.T. These days it seems even

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How to Talk To Kids About Scary News

How to Talk To Kids About Scary News

Michele Borba March 27, 2015 Comments Off on How to Talk To Kids About Scary News

Parenting advice I shared on the TODAY show on how to talk to kids about troubling news and reduce their fears and jitters about world events Tsunamis. Cyclones. War. ISIS beheadings. Nuclear meltdowns. Pilot

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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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Three Dangerous Teen Trends Every Parent Should Know

Three Dangerous Teen Trends Every Parent Should Know

Michele Borba March 27, 2014 Comments Off on Three Dangerous Teen Trends Every Parent Should Know

Let’s face it, teens have always been risk takers and want to fit in.  Unfortunately “risky” has taken on a new meaning with the dangerous ways adolescents are now trying to get high. Some

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