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12 Ways to Boost Kids’ Empathy During the Holidays and Build Fun Memories

12 Ways to Boost Kids’ Empathy During the Holidays and Build Fun Memories

Michele Borba December 16, 2017 Comments Off on 12 Ways to Boost Kids’ Empathy During the Holidays and Build Fun Memories

How to Tone Down $$$, Tune Up Family Memories and Nurture Children’s Empathy During the Holidays REALITY CHECK: Total spending is projected to be between $678 billion and $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last

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10 Tips to Help Kids Manage Anger, Be Calmer and Learn Self-Regulation

10 Tips to Help Kids Manage Anger, Be Calmer and Learn Self-Regulation

Michele Borba December 15, 2017 4

EMPATHY HABIT 5: Managing Strong Emotions and Mastering Self-Regulation (UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me-World See Chapter 5) REALITY CHECK: Does your child have difficulty controlling his anger? Does he resort to using

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Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Michele Borba December 15, 2017 Comments Off on Teaching Kids Money Smarts During the Holidays

Parenting advice to help kids learn money management during the holidays to have a brighter future REALITY CHECK: A recent survey found that fewer than half of parents surveyed said they teach their 11

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The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

admin December 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

Dr. Susan Newman’s New Book Explains Why You Should Say No to Your Children…and How to Do It. A must read for the pushover tendency in all of us. You do your children a

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3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills

3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills

admin April 5, 2017 Comments Off on 3 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking Skills

Raising Kids to Think We, Not Me! REALITY CHECK: The gateway to learning to empathize, accepting differences and understanding another’s perspective is an emotion vocabulary. That’s why the first of the 9 Crucial Empathy Building

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Helping Kids Be Goal-Setters

Helping Kids Be Goal-Setters

Michele Borba January 2, 2017 Comments Off on Helping Kids Be Goal-Setters

Parenting tips that teach kids to set resolutions and make them stick so they succeed!  Do you know that goal-setting is one of the most highly correlated traits of peak performers and successful individuals? But

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9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

Michele Borba December 29, 2016 Comments Off on 9 Creative Ways for Kids to Write Thank Yous and Why They Should

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that writing a “thank you” note is a simple, proven way to boost your child’s gratitude? That’s what researchers from the University of  California at Davis and Southern Methodist University

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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 Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Be Grateful, Even If Disappointed

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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Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Michele Borba November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

7 simple ways to boost gratitude in kids and learn to count their blessings 365 days a year!  Let’s start with a reality check: We’re seeing an upsurge–even in a  tight economy–of kids who are

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Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Michele Borba November 25, 2016 Comments Off on Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Reality Check: Is social networking connected with the rise of teen narcissism? I’ve  written a number of articles about Teen Arrogance  but now I want to dig deeper into troubling research reports that show a rise

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