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6 Ways to Prevent School Shootings

6 Ways to Prevent School Shootings

Michele Borba March 25, 2018 Comments Off on 6 Ways to Prevent School Shootings

“How do we prevent school shootings?” It’s the question everyone wants to know. The horrific images at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida sent shock waves through us all. There have been at seven

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Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Michele Borba March 24, 2016 Comments Off on Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Parenting advice to reduce our kids’ worries about a sometimes mean, scary, unpredictable world and curb the growing “Mean World Syndrome” Terrorism. ISIS. Bombings. Beheadings. War. School shootings. Pedophiles. Cyberbullying. Kidnappings. Global warming. Tsunamis.

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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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Helping Kids Cope with the Death of Friends and Classmates

Helping Kids Cope with the Death of Friends and Classmates

Michele Borba December 14, 2012 Comments Off on Helping Kids Cope with the Death of Friends and Classmates

How to explain a tragic death of a classmate to their peers and friends Last year a  tragic fire touched the Windward School community in Connecticut –three children and their grandparents perished. This week

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Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

Michele Borba November 4, 2012 Comments Off on Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Kids

REALITY CHECK: Studies show children can develop PTSD. If a child has encountered a serious trauma please don’t overlook the possibility of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and seek help of trained and credentialed mental health

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How to Talk the Sandusky Trial and Sexual Abuse With Kids and Teens and Why You Must

How to Talk the Sandusky Trial and Sexual Abuse With Kids and Teens and Why You Must

Michele Borba November 14, 2011 Comments Off on How to Talk the Sandusky Trial and Sexual Abuse With Kids and Teens and Why You Must

Parent and educator guide to using the Penn State tragedy and Sandusky trial to talk about sexual abuse to kids and teens; rucial safety tips to prevent abuse and signs of sexual abuse Once

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Talking to Kids About Layoffs and Tough Times

Talking to Kids About Layoffs and Tough Times

Michele Borba February 22, 2010 1

I’m sure you’ve read those dismal reports about job insecurities: the U.S. unemployment rate is now at the highest level since 1993. We are stressed and worried and rightly so, but so too are

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