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Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Michele Borba November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Depression in Young Children

New study finds children as young as 2 and 3 can be depressed Producers from the TV show, THE DOCTORS, asked me to share the signs of early depression and what parents should do

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8 Ways to Nurture Our Adolescents’ Amazing Neuroplastic Brains

8 Ways to Nurture Our Adolescents’ Amazing Neuroplastic Brains

admin October 3, 2016 Comments Off on 8 Ways to Nurture Our Adolescents’ Amazing Neuroplastic Brains

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years. Over one million

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Parenting Through the Storm: A Must for Parenting a Special Needs Child

Parenting Through the Storm: A Must for Parenting a Special Needs Child

admin September 28, 2016 Comments Off on Parenting Through the Storm: A Must for Parenting a Special Needs Child

Truth be told: I adore Ann Douglas. If you don’t know Ann, you should. She’s a fabulous parenting writer, and has a wonderful ability to connect with parents. She’s written numerous parenting books –

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Kid Boredom Busters

Kid Boredom Busters

Michele Borba January 29, 2016 Comments Off on Kid Boredom Busters

REALITY CHECK: Beware: a new trend shows our Micromanaged, Over-structured, “Plugged-In” Generation can’t stand boredom. Maybe it’s because we might be doing too much scheduling, entertaining and solving? Just a thought!  There is a

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Cures for Kid Procrastinating

Cures for Kid Procrastinating

Michele Borba January 10, 2015 Comments Off on Cures for Kid Procrastinating

Parenting tips I shared on TODAY for kids who procrastinate, dawdle, cut corners or just take the easy way. It’s the makeover no parent should put off! Sound like  your kid? “I don’t care! 

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12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play

12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play

Michele Borba October 1, 2013 Comments Off on 12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play

Dozen benefits of child-directed (aka unscheduled, spontaneous) play for our stressed-out, over-supervised kids. Okay folks, I’m concerned. Over the last few weeks I’ve been reviewing studies involving children and play. “Shocked” and “disturbed” are the two

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Please Join Me to Stop Teen Medicine Abuse!

Please Join Me to Stop Teen Medicine Abuse!

Michele Borba August 22, 2013 Comments Off on Please Join Me to Stop Teen Medicine Abuse!

Note to My Readers: I’m very concerned about the growing rates of teen medicine abuse. You may have seen a number of my blog posts about this topic. I’m passionate about this and I’ve

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Anger Management for Kids

Anger Management for Kids

Michele Borba January 7, 2013 Comments Off on Anger Management for Kids

Parenting advice if your child has anger issues or bullies due to inability to handle impulses. Tips to help  kids find healthier ways to control intense feelings, aggression and inappropriate outbursts Loses control Fights

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Helping Kids Cool Hot Tempers

Helping Kids Cool Hot Tempers

Michele Borba November 9, 2012 Comments Off on Helping Kids Cool Hot Tempers

Teaching kids to identify their body alarms and learn healthy ways to control anger   “I tried to stay calm, but it was too late!” “I wish I could tell when I’m about to

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ADHD Kids and Bullying Vulnerability

ADHD Kids and Bullying Vulnerability

Michele Borba December 20, 2011 Comments Off on ADHD Kids and Bullying Vulnerability

Why ADHD boosts vulnerability to bullying; solutions for parents and educators of special needs children. I had pleasure of speaking with Peggy Dolan from the Edge Foundation who does wonderful work on coaching students with

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