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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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4 Ways to Nurture Kindness

4 Ways to Nurture Kindness

Michele Borba February 9, 2016 Comments Off on 4 Ways to Nurture Kindness

The photograph is of a simple wreath of handprints. The idea came from a teacher who wanted to help her students develop strong hearts as well as minds. And so she set up an

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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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4 Simple Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy

4 Simple Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy

Michele Borba November 30, 2013 Comments Off on 4 Simple Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy

Empathy is the moral virtue that helps children “identify with and feel other people’s concerns.” When they do, they are more likely to reach out and respond in more caring, compassionate ways to others.

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Helping “Invisible” Students

Helping “Invisible” Students

Michele Borba October 31, 2013 Comments Off on Helping “Invisible” Students

Trudy Ludwig’s new book, The Invisible Boy, addresses intentional and unintentional social exclusion and is a powerful resource for teachers, counselors and parents. Ask teachers to name students in each of our classes and we usually

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How to Build a Kid With a Conscience

Michele Borba October 14, 2011 Comments Off on How to Build a Kid With a Conscience

Being fair and kind can be cultivated in our children. I’m in Cincinnati at the invitation of the Summit Day Country School to speak with teachers and parents about how to raise goodness in

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Raising Kinder Kids in a Crueler World

Michele Borba January 10, 2011 3

Proven tips to nurture compassion children and reduce peer cruelty Last fall I was on the East Coast helping a small school district implement a character education program. My first meeting was with a

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Raising Charitable Kids

Michele Borba December 2, 2010 Comments Off on Raising Charitable Kids

Parenting advice to encourage kids to lend a hand, do service, and make the world a kinder place The TODAY Show asked me to share parenting advice that will encourage kids to catch that

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Raising Caring Kids

Michele Borba June 11, 2010 2

Parenting advice based on research-based tips to help us raise the kind-hearted kid every parent (oh how I hope!) wants Most parents instinctively want their children to develop a strong moral character and to

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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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