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Building Children’s Moral Intelligence

Michele Borba September 6, 2010 Comments Off on Building Children’s Moral Intelligence

10 Parenting Tips for Raising Good Kids in a Racy, Raunchy World Home is always the best school for teaching moral behaviors, but in today’s racy, raunchy world parents need to be far more

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How to Raise a Good Kid: 10 Strategies that Build Strong Character

Michele Borba July 12, 2010 Comments Off on How to Raise a Good Kid: 10 Strategies that Build Strong Character

Let’s play “Back to the Future” and pretend it’s twenty-five years from now. Your kids are grown and they’re healthy and happy. They’ve now come back for a family reunion. Here’s the key question:

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Kid Conscience-Stretching

Michele Borba May 25, 2010 1

Every parent’s first concern is the same: “Is my baby healthy?” This question is one that doctors usually can answer. Another big question is far more difficult: “Will my child become a good and

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Empathy Crisis: Why Children Are Crueler

Michele Borba May 2, 2010 4

EMPATHY: Identifying with and feeling other people’s concerns. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Abraham from Pontiac, Michigan, told his friend that he was going to shoot somebody. He allegedly stole a gun and practiced his aim on

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Educating for Character

Michele Borba April 27, 2010 2

Five steps to boost children’s character and moral intelligence The teacher read Alfred’s misbehavior report and shook her head. It was his third playground citation this week and like the others it was about

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Nurturing Empathy In Children

Michele Borba January 10, 2010 Comments Off on Nurturing Empathy In Children

Moral IQ Tip: Children are likely to be more empathic if they understand why empathy is important and how it affects others. So point out the positive impact empathy can have on others in

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10 Worst Things Parents Do to Ruin Kids’ Social Lives

10 Worst Things Parents Do to Ruin Kids’ Social Lives

Michele Borba January 9, 2010 7

Let’s face it, friends play an enormous part of our children’s self-esteem and success quotient for life. I’m often asked whether parents really can influence their children’s ability to make friends. My answer is

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Raising Do-Gooders: Getting Kids To Do Service Projects

Michele Borba December 18, 2009 Comments Off on Raising Do-Gooders: Getting Kids To Do Service Projects

The first time I realized the power of involving kids in social justice projects was when one of my sons was just four. The two of us had gone to see the movie The

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7 Deadly Myths About Raising Moral Kids

Michele Borba December 8, 2009 1

REALITY CHECK: Parents who raise moral kids don’t do so by accident. They are purposeful and deliberate in their efforts. They are also aware that they are the single greatest influence over their child’s

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How to Choose Your Family Values & Become a More Intentional Parent

Michele Borba July 21, 2009 Comments Off on How to Choose Your Family Values & Become a More Intentional Parent

By Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Parents don’t raise moral kids by accident. They know what they stand for and pass those values onto their children deliberately and purposefully. So here’s your Reality Check: If

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