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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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Michele Borba Blog: Boosting Kids’ Success Quotients by Building Positive Self-Beliefs

Michele Borba March 23, 2010 Comments Off on Michele Borba Blog: Boosting Kids’ Success Quotients by Building Positive Self-Beliefs

Regardless of what state or country I’m in, the question I’m asked most frequently by parents at my workshops is, “What’s the most important thing I can do to help my child succeed?” For

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Manipulation: The kid habit you have to break!

Michele Borba March 20, 2010 1

Learn the sneaky tactics kids use to get her way—and what to do about them. “Dad said I could.” “I promise I’ll do it tomorrow.” “My stomach hurts; I can’t go to school.” Do

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Helping Kids Rebound from Mistakes

Michele Borba March 1, 2010 1

Many historians feel that one of Winston Churchill’s greatest speeches was given at a graduation ceremony at Oxford University. He had worked on the speech for hours. When the moment finally came, Churchill stood

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Helping Shyer Kids

Michele Borba February 18, 2010 Comments Off on Helping Shyer Kids

Parenting advice to help your shyer, more sensitive kids feel more comfortable in social settings and join in the fun of life QUESTION: “We have an eleven-year-old son who is extremely shy. Whenever we

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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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Why kids turn violent: My CNN report

Michele Borba January 3, 2010 2

This week CNN asked me to comment on why children turn violent. The CNN HLN news story involved an 11 year old Florida girl and her 15 year old boyfriend who are accused of

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Michele Borba: Why I love Boom…Boom…Boom by Marsha Jacobson

Michele Borba August 16, 2009 2

Michele Borba Let’s face it, one thing every parent dreads is hearing their child cry out from their bed: “I’m scared!” We also know that scary dreams are a common and normal part of

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Setting the Right Parenting Expectations

Michele Borba July 14, 2009 Comments Off on Setting the Right Parenting Expectations

By Michele Borba What parent doesn’t hope their kids achieve and do well in life? But how do you know when you’re pushing your kids too much? How do you tell when your expectations

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