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Today Show May 14 What To Do When Your Kid Ask Questions About Your Past Life

Today Show May 14 What To Do When Your Kid Ask Questions About Your Past Life

Michele Borba May 13, 2008 0

“So Mom, when did you lose your virginity?” “What kind of drugs did you do Dad?” “How many times did you do it?” Kids have always said the darnedest things, but these days they’re

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Turning the Florida Teen Beating Into a Teachable Moment

Turning the Florida Teen Beating Into a Teachable Moment

Michele Borba April 19, 2008 0

There is one cardinal rule about children that law enforcement and mental health professionals are well aware: Do not ever give notoriety to a teen-initiated crime, suicide, school shooting or homicide. Ever. Front-page coverage

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Mean Girls Gets Meaner  Watch out for the new trend of physically aggressive girls

Mean Girls Gets Meaner Watch out for the new trend of physically aggressive girls

Michele Borba April 12, 2008 0

A disturbing video of a violent physical attack on a teen girl hit the wires this week. Her assaulters were six teenage girls—cheerleaders at the local high school—and their actions were calculated and animalistic.

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TODAY SHOW HOW TO STOP YOUR LITTLE WHINER

TODAY SHOW HOW TO STOP YOUR LITTLE WHINER

Michele Borba April 7, 2008 0

Last week I did a Today show segment on “How to Stop Your Little Whiner.” For those of you requesting the blog that goes to that segment, here you are. (Better late than never???

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WHEN TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR CHILD AND SEEK HELP

WHEN TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR CHILD AND SEEK HELP

Michele Borba April 7, 2008 0

WHEN THINGS ARE MORE THAN “JUST A PHASE…” When to Worry and Seek Help For Your Child Of course we love our kids and worry about them. But when should we worry—really worry–enough to

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The Secret to Raising Honest Kids

The Secret to Raising Honest Kids

Michele Borba March 5, 2008 1

Let’s be perfectly honest: nearly all kids–from tots to teens–stretch the truth and for all sorts of reasons: • avoid punishment • make themselves look or feel better • get out of a task, keep their friend

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Online-Predators

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Online-Predators

Michele Borba February 24, 2008 0

Just mention two words: “Online Predator” to a parent and be prepared for a full-blown panic attack. Few things are more terrifying than envisioning our kids being recruited for sexual relationships — and to

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SHOULD PARENTS WORRY ABOUT THOSE TARNISHED KID HEROES? (Amy, Jamie Lynn, Britney, Owen, Barry, Paris, Lindsay, etc.)

SHOULD PARENTS WORRY ABOUT THOSE TARNISHED KID HEROES? (Amy, Jamie Lynn, Britney, Owen, Barry, Paris, Lindsay, etc.)

Michele Borba February 17, 2008 0

Amy Winehouse. Jamie Lynn Spears. Britney Spears. Owen Wilson. Barry Bonds. Paris Hilton. Lindsay Lohan. All are celebs who win accolades and prizes, but also seem to keep making those scandalous headlines. The kids

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TODAY SHOW: Wed. Jan 23 8:26 am. WHY ARE SCHOOLS TEACHING STUDENTS STRESS REDUCERS? (Special Note to Parents: It’s Time to Step Up to the Plate!)

TODAY SHOW: Wed. Jan 23 8:26 am. WHY ARE SCHOOLS TEACHING STUDENTS STRESS REDUCERS? (Special Note to Parents: It’s Time to Step Up to the Plate!)

Michele Borba January 23, 2008 0

Picture a high school gym where dozens of students lay on foam mats taking deep relaxing breaths to the slow cadence of their teacher’s voice. The class is Yoga 101 and it is the

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TODAY SHOW: Jan 22: 7 Deadly Things to NEVER Say to A Tween—And Why

TODAY SHOW: Jan 22: 7 Deadly Things to NEVER Say to A Tween—And Why

Michele Borba January 21, 2008 0

Talking with a tween can be like walking on eggshells. Any moment you could be asking what you thought was a simple, sincere question only to find it triggering an explosive response and you

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