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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 Comments Off on Fun Ways to Help Kids Learn “Kindness Power”

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 Comments Off on The “Whining” Cure

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 Comments Off on 7 Tips to Get Kids Started Doing Social Justice Projects

“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 Comments Off on Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

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 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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