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Fun Ways to Help Kids Learn “Kindness Power”

Fun Ways to Help Kids Learn “Kindness Power”

Michele Borba July 22, 2014 0

When my children were little, we played a game called the Silent Fuzzy Pass. Fuzzy was a bright orange, ragged old stuffed animal that I suppose was a bear though it’s debatable. Each night,

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The “Whining” Cure

The “Whining” Cure

Michele Borba January 17, 2014 0

Want to be a calmer parent? Here’s how to break your kid’s annoying habit—whining-once and for all!  As any parent knows, whining is one of the most irritating of kids’ habits. And although the

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7 Tips to Get Kids Started Doing Social Justice Projects

7 Tips to Get Kids Started Doing Social Justice Projects

Michele Borba January 13, 2014 0

“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.”  – HELEN KELLER The first time I realized the power

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Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Michele Borba October 13, 2013 0

Tips to say goodbye and help kids feel more secure in your absence Dear Dr. Borba, I’m starting back to work a couple days a week and I’m in a panic. My toddler clings

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Michele Borba: Taming Temper Tantrums and Kid Meltdowns

Michele Borba July 28, 2009 2

By Michele Borba   REALITY CHECK: Research shows the longer you give a tantrum attention, the longer it lasts. The moment a meltdown begins, ensure your child’s safety and then ignore, ignore, ignore. When

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Michele Borba: Back to School Shopping Tips to Help Kids Become Smart Spenders and Stick to a Budget

Michele Borba July 26, 2009 1

By Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: The National Retail Federation predicts that 85 percent of shoppers will reduce spending–a decline of about 8 percent from last year.[i] In just a few weeks those school doors

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Michele Borba: Parenting Solutions to Help Kids Handle Stress

Michele Borba July 19, 2009 0

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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