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Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

Michele Borba January 4, 2019 6

Is your child hooked on rewards? Here are strategies to wean kids from “What do I get?” syndrome where they expect praise, tokens or money for every little thing they do so they develop

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Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Michele Borba January 3, 2019 0

How to help kid perfectionists feel good enough about themselves and cope with the ups and downs of life. Dear Dr. Borba, My ten-year-old is first in her class, and it makes her nuts.

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The Kid Negativity Cure to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

The Kid Negativity Cure to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

Michele Borba September 23, 2018 0

Parenting tips to turn kid negative beliefs of “I Can’t” into “I Can!” from my case files Children with poor self-beliefs often have bombarded themselves for so long with a steady stream of derogatory

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7 Common Back to School Hassles and Simple Parenting Solutions

7 Common Back to School Hassles and Simple Parenting Solutions

Michele Borba August 24, 2018 0

Though back to school should be exciting, parents often describe frantic mornings, hectic evenings, and plain bad memories. Homework wars…lost library books…last-minute assignments…missed buses…sleepy heads…forgotten lunches…missed breakfasts…late starts are just a few of the

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A Simple Parenting Secret To Boost Children’s Self-Esteem

A Simple Parenting Secret To Boost Children’s Self-Esteem

Michele Borba December 15, 2017 0

REALITY CHECK:  “How do children construct views of themselves and their place in the world? Children’s social relationships turn out to be critical. For example, children develop higher self-esteem when their parents treat them

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Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Michele Borba December 15, 2017 0

Parenting advice to help kids learn money management during the holidays to have a brighter future REALITY CHECK: A recent survey found that fewer than half of parents surveyed said they teach their 11

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Helping Kids Be Goal-Setters

Helping Kids Be Goal-Setters

Michele Borba January 2, 2017 0

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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Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Michele Borba November 28, 2016 0

New study finds children as young as 2 and 3 can be depressed Producers from the TV show, THE DOCTORS, asked me to share the signs of early depression and what parents should do

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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 0

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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6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

Michele Borba May 29, 2016 1

Of course we want our kids to be compassionate and sensitive to other people’s feelings. The problem is that many kids’ “empathy potential” is greatly handicapped because they don’t have the ability to identify

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