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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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Six Key Parenting Strategies for A Successful Kid Behavior Makeover

Michele Borba July 3, 2009 1

Do you want to change your child’s bad behavior? Have you struggled to make that change happen but so far no luck? If so, I strongly recommend you follow the six key tasks of

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Parent Mistake 1: Not Teaching A “Replacer” Behavior & the Parenting Solution

Michele Borba June 27, 2009 Comments Off on Parent Mistake 1: Not Teaching A “Replacer” Behavior & the Parenting Solution

Of course parents want to do the right thing so their kids grow to be happy, confident and successful. But over fifty years of child development research shows we may be making a few

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10 Solutions to Bully-Proof Kids

Michele Borba June 24, 2009 Comments Off on 10 Solutions to Bully-Proof Kids

Bullying is always intentional, mean-spirited, rarely happens only once and the victim cannot hold his own. It is not teasing. If this is happening to your child, please know that your son or daughter

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How to Know if Your Teen is Depressed

Michele Borba June 11, 2009 Comments Off on How to Know if Your Teen is Depressed

Did you know that 1 out of 12 teens suffers from depression? I’ll be speaking with Dr. Tim Johnson about how to spot those signs and what to do if you suspect your child

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Jon & Kate Plus 8, But What About the Kids?

Michele Borba June 2, 2009 Comments Off on Jon & Kate Plus 8, But What About the Kids?

However your feelings about Jon & Kate Plus 8 my concerns are with their kids. It’s obvious that all is not well the Gosselin marriage. And both partners readily admit that their relationship is at a

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