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Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

Michele Borba January 4, 2019 Comments Off on Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

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 Comments Off on Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

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 Comments Off on Parent Mid-Year School Check-Up to Ensure Kid Success

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 Comments Off on 50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

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

Michele Borba September 23, 2018 Comments Off on The Kid Negativity Cure to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

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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Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Michele Borba August 25, 2018 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!  “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 Comments Off on 7 Common Back to School Hassles and Simple Parenting Solutions

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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7 Surprising Solutions That Boost Kids’ School Success

7 Surprising Solutions That Boost Kids’ School Success

Michele Borba August 20, 2018 Comments Off on 7 Surprising Solutions That Boost Kids’ School Success

Simple, proven solutions to enhance children’s learning that every parent should have in their back to school toolbox. Academic success impacts our children for the rest of their life: it influences their self-esteem, college

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6 Ways to Prevent School Shootings

6 Ways to Prevent School Shootings

Michele Borba March 25, 2018 Comments Off on 6 Ways to Prevent School Shootings

“How do we prevent school shootings?” It’s the question everyone wants to know. The horrific images at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida sent shock waves through us all. There have been at seven

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Teaching Problem Solving Can Prevent Bullying

Teaching Problem Solving Can Prevent Bullying

Michele Borba February 22, 2018 Comments Off on Teaching Problem Solving Can Prevent Bullying

Why teaching problem solving can prevent bullying, peer cruelty and predict bullies and targets. “Let’s flip a coin to decide.” “Everybody breathe a minute, then we can take turns figuring out a way to

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