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Empathy Crisis: Why Children Are Crueler

Michele Borba May 2, 2010 4

EMPATHY: Identifying with and feeling other people’s concerns. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Abraham from Pontiac, Michigan, told his friend that he was going to shoot somebody. He allegedly stole a gun and practiced his aim on

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Nurturing Empathy In Children

Michele Borba January 10, 2010 Comments Off on Nurturing Empathy In Children

Moral IQ Tip: Children are likely to be more empathic if they understand why empathy is important and how it affects others. So point out the positive impact empathy can have on others in

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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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Raising Do-Gooders: Getting Kids To Do Service Projects

Michele Borba December 18, 2009 Comments Off on Raising Do-Gooders: Getting Kids To Do Service Projects

The first time I realized the power of involving kids in social justice projects was when one of my sons was just four. The two of us had gone to see the movie The

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