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7 Ways to Squelch Kid Insensitivity & Boost Empathy

Michele Borba January 29, 2011 Comments Off on 7 Ways to Squelch Kid Insensitivity & Boost Empathy

Parenting advice to curb insensitivity, boost emotional intelligence and increase empathy in our children “Why should I care how he feels? He’s not my friend.” “So what if I made him cry. He’s a

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Mean Girls and Relational Aggression Solutions

Michele Borba January 11, 2011 Comments Off on Mean Girls and Relational Aggression Solutions

Steps to reduce female cruelty and relational aggression and raise compassionate, respectful girls Forget “sugar and spice and everything nice.” Research too often shows a different picture with all too many of our daughters.

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9 Sanity Savers for Parenting and Loving Teens

Michele Borba July 1, 2010 Comments Off on 9 Sanity Savers for Parenting and Loving Teens

Last year your daughter was so sweet, suddenly she has an “attitude.” Two months ago your son was your best bud, now he treats you like you’re totally “uncool.” Welcome to the world of parenting

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Michele Borba: Mark McGwire Joins Steroid Hall of Shame: Have You Talked to Your Kids About Steroids?

Michele Borba January 12, 2010 2

REALITY CHECK: Think steroids are for teens? Well, think again. A recent survey found that kids as young as ten (fifth graders!) are taking illegal steroids to do better in sports. And it isn’t

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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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Disbanding the (Sibling) Fight Club

Michele Borba October 11, 2009 1

Parenting advice to curb sibling rivalry with four house rules that defuse brotherly-and-sisterly bickering before it gets out of hand   It’s the soundtrack to parenthood: the battles, the bickering, and oh the rivalries.

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

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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Michele Borba: Helping Your Overweight Child

Michele Borba July 29, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Helping Your Overweight Child

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Did you know that almost one third of American kids and teens are considered either overweight or obese? We’ve read all the warnings that the long-term consequences of obesity are

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When to Worry: Teen Angst or Something More?

Michele Borba July 23, 2009 1

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that 60 percent of teens are suffering–right this minute–from a serious bout of depression but are not diagnosed or receiving treatment? I know all kids can be irritable and

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Michele Borba: Parenting Solutions to Help Kids Handle Stress

Michele Borba July 19, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Parenting Solutions to Help Kids Handle Stress

REALITY CHECK Research finds that between 8 and 10 percent of American children are seriously troubled by stress and symptoms. Stress is also hitting our children at younger ages. If left untreated stress not only

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