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Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

Michele Borba January 4, 2019 6

Is your child hooked on rewards? Here are strategies to wean kids from “What do I get?” syndrome where they expect praise, tokens or money for every little thing they do so they develop

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Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Michele Borba January 3, 2019 0

How to help kid perfectionists feel good enough about themselves and cope with the ups and downs of life. Dear Dr. Borba, My ten-year-old is first in her class, and it makes her nuts.

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Parent Mid-Year School Check-Up to Ensure Kid Success

Parent Mid-Year School Check-Up to Ensure Kid Success

Michele Borba January 3, 2019 0

Seven items parents should check now to improve their kid’s learning success mid-year and counter a potential dip Mid-year is when parents alike have a good idea about how their kids are doing in school

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50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

Michele Borba November 17, 2018 0

How can adults teach kids good character? Be a great example of character to a child! Of course we want our children to become good, responsible, respectful and successful human beings! But in our

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100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

admin October 12, 2018 0

Films can stir our emotions, spark our curiosity, creating lasting memories, and become portals to other worlds. In some cases, a movie can whip our conscience, shift our perspective, or activate our feelings so

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The Kid Negativity Cure to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

Michele Borba September 23, 2018 0

Parenting tips to turn kid negative beliefs of “I Can’t” into “I Can!” from my case files Children with poor self-beliefs often have bombarded themselves for so long with a steady stream of derogatory

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7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

admin September 1, 2018 0

How to teach kids perspective taking skills and step into others’ shoes! I was visiting a Kansas school when I happened upon two boys engaged in serious conversation with their principal. The eleven-year-olds were

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9 Habits of Empathetic Children

9 Habits of Empathetic Children

admin August 27, 2018 0

Did you know that empathetic children share nine habits that they developed? Empathy can be cultivated and we have work to do. Here are the 9 habits of empathetic children. I hope you join

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Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Michele Borba August 25, 2018 1

7 simple ways to boost gratitude in kids and learn to count their blessings 365 days a year!  “Feeling grateful fosters a more accurate understanding of happiness, strengthening our social connections and motivating us

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7 Common Back to School Hassles and Simple Parenting Solutions

7 Common Back to School Hassles and Simple Parenting Solutions

Michele Borba August 24, 2018 0

Though back to school should be exciting, parents often describe frantic mornings, hectic evenings, and plain bad memories. Homework wars…lost library books…last-minute assignments…missed buses…sleepy heads…forgotten lunches…missed breakfasts…late starts are just a few of the

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