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42 Ways to Raise a Kind Child

42 Ways to Raise a Kind Child

admin June 21, 2016 Comments Off on 42 Ways to Raise a Kind Child

  Empathy is the ability to identify with and feel for another person. It’s the powerful quality that halts violent and cruel behavior and urges us to treat others kindly. Empathy emerges naturally and

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Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Michele Borba June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Talking to Kids About Tragedies

“Dear Dr. Borba: My eight-year old is so upset by the terrorist attack in Orlando. He saw the television news. Now he’s afraid to let me out of his sight and cried when his daddy left for

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Why Kids Need More Empathy – My Answer to TIME

Why Kids Need More Empathy – My Answer to TIME

admin May 31, 2016 Comments Off on Why Kids Need More Empathy – My Answer to TIME

I admit it, I’m greatly concerned about our kids’ emotional and moral health. I’m flying tonight to San Francisco to keynote the American College Health Association about the college mental health crisis. And it

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6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

Michele Borba May 29, 2016 1

Of course we want our kids to be compassionate and sensitive to other people’s feelings. The problem is that many kids’ “empathy potential” is greatly handicapped because they don’t have the ability to identify

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7 Way to Help Sensitive Kids Keep Empathy Open

7 Way to Help Sensitive Kids Keep Empathy Open

admin April 25, 2016 Comments Off on 7 Way to Help Sensitive Kids Keep Empathy Open

Most parents would tell you that sensitive kids usually arrive that way. By nature these children seem more “touchy” from birth: they’re more sensitive to sound and change, tear-up easily, and take criticism far

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Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Michele Borba March 24, 2016 Comments Off on Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Parenting advice to reduce our kids’ worries about a sometimes mean, scary, unpredictable world and curb the growing “Mean World Syndrome” Terrorism. ISIS. Bombings. Beheadings. War. School shootings. Pedophiles. Cyberbullying. Kidnappings. Global warming. Tsunamis.

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Identity Crisis: A Great New YA Book

Identity Crisis: A Great New YA Book

admin February 25, 2016 Comments Off on Identity Crisis: A Great New YA Book

Books have always been one of the best ways to tug at our children’s hearts, help them explore new worlds and possibilities and also examine their own ideas or views. Finding the right book

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Untangled: A  Guide for Raising Teen Girls

Untangled: A Guide for Raising Teen Girls

admin February 24, 2016 Comments Off on Untangled: A Guide for Raising Teen Girls

Worried about how to help your daughter navigate today’s plugged-in, complex, stressful-out world? Well, you can  breathe. Lisa Damour has written the ultimate manual for raising today’s teen girls that will serve as your

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10 Anger Management Tips for Kids

10 Anger Management Tips for Kids

Michele Borba February 23, 2016 4

REALITY CHECK: Does your child have difficulty controlling his anger? Does he resort to using aggressive behaviors such as biting, hitting, spitting or fighting? Does he yell or quickly lose control? If so, you’re

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How to Teach Kids: “Kindness Wins”

admin February 22, 2016 Comments Off on How to Teach Kids: “Kindness Wins”

New book shows how to raise our children to be kind both online and off.  “Teaching kids that their online actions, words, and shares can have an impact on themselves breeds responsibility. But teaching

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