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Hidden Benefits of Left-Handed Kids

Hidden Benefits of Left-Handed Kids

Michele Borba January 29, 2015 1

Parenting tips for our left-handed children and some surprising research on how they turn out Do Lefties Have the Upper Hand? I admit I’m always glued to the news. But I tuned into an unexpected

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Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Michele Borba January 21, 2015 0

Parenting tips to help teach the critical ABCs of money management starting when our kids are young!  Do you feel like you are your kid’s ATM machine? Does your child spend faster than he

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7 Ways to Nurture Tolerance and Acceptance in Kids

7 Ways to Nurture Tolerance and Acceptance in Kids

Michele Borba January 19, 2015 1

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that today’s American youth are displaying intolerant actions at alarming rates-and at younger ages? The FBI reports that most hate crimes are committed by youth younger than nineteen. The Associated

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How to Get Kids to Listen…the First Time!

How to Get Kids to Listen…the First Time!

Michele Borba December 3, 2013 0

REALITY CHECK: Many experts say learning to listen is one of the most crucial habits our children need for handling life. Parenting for this change lays the foundation that fosters respectful communication as well

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Helping Kids Learn to Share

Michele Borba March 12, 2013 0

10 secrets that help kids share,take turns and join the human race “It’s mine.” “But I had it first!” “I want a turn!” Sound familiar? All parents want their kids to “play nice” by

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Getting Smart About Teens and Medicine Abuse

Michele Borba September 17, 2012 0

The Medicine Abuse Project Launches Initiative to End Growing Epidemic: National Action Campaign Will Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicine in Five Years Did you know that today in the United States, 2,000

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Study Shows Alcohol Ad Standards Violations Most Common in Magazines With Youthful Audiences

Michele Borba August 13, 2012 0

There is one irrefutable research-based finding no parent should ignore: the earlier kids start to drink, the more likely they are to have alcohol problems later in life. In fact, kids who start to

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Reinforcing the Boundaries for Sexual Harassment

Michele Borba December 8, 2011 0

A guest post by Edward F. Dragon, Ed.D. Author of The Bully Action Guide: How to Help Your Child and Get Your School to Listen Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors,

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Michele Borba: 6 Surprising Changes That May Help #ADHD Kids in School

Michele Borba August 4, 2009 0

Michele Borba, Ed.D. REALITY CHECK  Reports say that Attention Deficit Disorder (or ADD) affects up to nine[ii] percent of school-age children, but even then the medical field fears that only half of those have

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Michele Borba: How to Be a Calmer, Yell-Free Family — Are You Ready to Take the Challenge?

Michele Borba July 30, 2009 0

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Murray A. Straus,[i] the Family Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire, found that half of parents surveyed had screamed, yelled, or shouted at their infants. By the time

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