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
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
What a vivacious speaker—enthusiasm through and through!
You had everyone glued to what you were saying.
Kenneth Dragseth, Ph.D., Superintendent, Edina Public Schools
Michele Borba articulates the core traits that build and promote responsible citizenship among the young and old alike.
Ronald D. Stephens, executive director, National School Safety Center
While many people in public life decry the lack of character and moral development among our kids, few take this concern further, into the realm of practical steps to address the issue in the lives of real children and youth. Michele Borba has done so.
James Garbarino, author, Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
Cross-culturally, Dr. Michele Borba has brought valuable insights to teaching professionals. Her parenting ideas have also been widely adopted by parent educators in Hong Kong.
Ivan Yiu, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Hong Kong
Michele, you have displayed your leadership in the field of education like no other. Your grounded approach and insistent on scientific review has displayed the clear success of your techniques.
Senator John Vasconcellos; Thirteen District, California State Senate
Dr. Michele Borba’s years of research and expertise make her uniquely qualified as an expert in the field.
Robert W. Reasoner, president, International Council for Self Esteem
Michele Borba is an inspiring educator, an experienced parent, and a terrific writer. She has identified the core issues for parenting moral kids and presented them with passion, wit and enormous practicality.
Michael Gurian, author the Minds of Boys, The Good Son, and The Wonder of Boys
Michele Borba is dynamic! She backs everything she says with valuable, current, and extensive research.
Julie M. Straugn
It makes my job so much easier when I have guests who are prepared to talk about the subject in a compelling and entertaining manner. As your enthusiasm and personality entered the picture, I believe my listeners really tied into your ideas.
Darrell Ankarlo, Program Director, Success Radio, SW Network, New York