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Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Michele Borba June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Talking to Kids About Tragedies

“Dear Dr. Borba: My eight-year old is so upset by the terrorist attack in Orlando. He saw the television news. Now he’s afraid to let me out of his sight and cried when his daddy left for

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6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

Michele Borba May 29, 2016 1

Of course we want our kids to be compassionate and sensitive to other people’s feelings. The problem is that many kids’ “empathy potential” is greatly handicapped because they don’t have the ability to identify

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10 Ways to Raise a Moral Child

10 Ways to Raise a Moral Child

Michele Borba February 1, 2016 Comments Off on 10 Ways to Raise a Moral Child

Let’s play “Back to the Future” and pretend it’s twenty-five years from now. Your kids are grown, and they’re healthy and happy. (What we all hope, right?) So here’s your key question to contemplate

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36 Ways To Nurture Kids’ Character

36 Ways To Nurture Kids’ Character

Michele Borba January 31, 2016 Comments Off on 36 Ways To Nurture Kids’ Character

The family is the first school of virtue, so make sure you’re schooling your child in the lessons of character. Hundreds of years ago Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, said that the best way to teach

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7 Ways to Raise An Ethical Child

7 Ways to Raise An Ethical Child

Michele Borba December 4, 2013 Comments Off on 7 Ways to Raise An Ethical Child

Why we must nurture children’s hearts as well as minds: 7 ways to teach kids strong, ethical behavior and character in a decade of moral erosion This might as well go down in history

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How to Raise a Good Kid: 10 Strategies that Build Strong Character

Michele Borba July 12, 2010 Comments Off on How to Raise a Good Kid: 10 Strategies that Build Strong Character

Let’s play “Back to the Future” and pretend it’s twenty-five years from now. Your kids are grown and they’re healthy and happy. They’ve now come back for a family reunion. Here’s the key question:

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Kid Conscience-Stretching

Michele Borba May 25, 2010 1

Every parent’s first concern is the same: “Is my baby healthy?” This question is one that doctors usually can answer. Another big question is far more difficult: “Will my child become a good and

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7 Deadly Myths About Raising Moral Kids

Michele Borba December 8, 2009 1

REALITY CHECK: Parents who raise moral kids don’t do so by accident. They are purposeful and deliberate in their efforts. They are also aware that they are the single greatest influence over their child’s

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How to Raise a Moral Child

Michele Borba July 25, 2009 1

I recently worked with PARENTS magazine to conduct an online survey of over 2400 moms. One question: “How do you hope your child turns out?” Next to health and happiness, most parents hoped their

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