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How to Raise An Assertive Child

How to Raise An Assertive Child

Michele Borba February 16, 2016 Comments Off on How to Raise An Assertive Child

Let’s face it. It’s a tougher time to be growing up, and the data confirms it. Bullying is fiercer. Peer pressure is tougher. Kids are also more aggressive at younger ages. Girls are meaner.

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35 Activities to Teach Respect

35 Activities to Teach Respect

Michele Borba February 6, 2016 Comments Off on 35 Activities to Teach Respect

RESPECT: a way of treating or thing about something or someone. If you respect your teacher, you admire her and treat her well. If you respect your friend you regard her highly and treat her with consideration.  There

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Top 10 Reasons to Build Our Children’s Moral IQs

Top 10 Reasons to Build Our Children’s Moral IQs

Michele Borba December 10, 2013 Comments Off on Top 10 Reasons to Build Our Children’s Moral IQs

Moral Intelligence is what helps youth act right with or without our guidance, and the best news is that this critical intelligence can be nurtured, modeled, reinforced and taught. Here are my 10 reasons

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7 Ways to Raise An Ethical Child

7 Ways to Raise An Ethical Child

Michele Borba December 4, 2013 Comments Off on 7 Ways to Raise An Ethical Child

Why we must nurture children’s hearts as well as minds: 7 ways to teach kids strong, ethical behavior and character in a decade of moral erosion This might as well go down in history

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25 Ways to Help Your Students Learn Responsibility

25 Ways to Help Your Students Learn Responsibility

Michele Borba December 3, 2013 Comments Off on 25 Ways to Help Your Students Learn Responsibility

“Taking responsibility means never blaming anyone else for anything you are being, doing, having or feeling.” ~ Susan Jeffers RESPONSIBILITY is one of the most desirable character traits. It means being accountable, dependable and trustworthy.

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Stretching Student Empathy

Stretching Student Empathy

Michele Borba October 22, 2013 Comments Off on Stretching Student Empathy

Empathy Stretching: It’s all about helping our children experience switching places and seeing and feeling from another side Empathy is that glorious ability to understand and feel for another person’s concerns. It’s the powerful

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How to Create a Moral Legacy for Your Children

Michele Borba July 3, 2012 1

REALITY CHECK:  “Results-Driven Parenting” is what I call using how you choose to respond and what you choose to reinforce in your daily interactions with your children to produce real and lasting change in

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How to Build a Kid With a Conscience

Michele Borba October 14, 2011 Comments Off on How to Build a Kid With a Conscience

Being fair and kind can be cultivated in our children. I’m in Cincinnati at the invitation of the Summit Day Country School to speak with teachers and parents about how to raise goodness in

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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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