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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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How to Raise a Strong, Confident Girl

How to Raise a Strong, Confident Girl

Michele Borba January 30, 2018 0

Want to raise a strong, confident girl? The secret is now in print by Katie Hurley. No More Mean Girls and is the must read for every parent and educator. It’s our best hope to turn #METOO

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8 Ways Shaming Is Toxic to Kids and Moms

8 Ways Shaming Is Toxic to Kids and Moms

admin October 31, 2017 0

“You let your child sleep with you!!!?” “Why aren’t you breast-feeding??” “You’re ruining your kids Ivy-League chances if you don’t enroll him in that school!!!” “That’s a lame way to discipline!” Shaming is happening

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9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

admin September 18, 2017 0

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than those 30 years ago? That is tragic news for our children and society. For starters, it hurts kids’ moral character, and

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How to Praise To Boost Kids’ Character

How to Praise To Boost Kids’ Character

admin April 21, 2017 0

If you’re like most parents, you probably shower your kids with praise. After all, isn’t our encouragement the secret sauce to boosting our kids’ success and happiness? What could be more affirming than telling your child,

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5 Creative Ways Educators Teach Empathy

5 Creative Ways Educators Teach Empathy

admin April 17, 2017 0

Vanuatu, Tibet, Afghanistan, Denmark, and Armenia: How educators are activating students’ empathy and making a difference! I’m convinced that empathy is the glue that holds a civilized society together, is the best antidote to stop bullying,

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10 Tips for Raising A Moral Child

10 Tips for Raising A Moral Child

Michele Borba December 27, 2016 0

REALITY CHECK: Numerous studies from prestigious organizations and researchers confirm a steady decline in children’s moral character. Sixty-two percent of the more than 2,600 participants in a NBC News State of Kindness Poll believe that kids are less kind today than

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Teaching Kids to Be Grateful, Even If Disappointed

Teaching Kids to Be Grateful, Even If Disappointed

Michele Borba December 20, 2016 0

REALITY CHECK: Have you taught your child an often overlooked and critical holiday skill for kids of how to show gratitude and appreciation even when you’re disappointed with what you’ve received?” The skill is one

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Focusing on the Other Side of the Report Card

Focusing on the Other Side of the Report Card

admin October 20, 2016 0

REALITY CHECK: Now that the fall semester is underway, it won’t be long until your child’s progress report arrives, revealing not only their academic proficiency, but their conduct report as well. Studies confirms that children

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