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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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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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5 Mistakes I’ve Made as A Parent

5 Mistakes I’ve Made as A Parent

admin October 23, 2018 Comments Off on 5 Mistakes I’ve Made as A Parent

All parents make mistakes, but how fabulous it is when we actually admit them! That’s why I love this article and it’s written by one of my favorite children’s authors, Trudy Ludwig. Her newest

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100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

admin October 12, 2018 Comments Off on 100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

Films can stir our emotions, spark our curiosity, creating lasting memories, and become portals to other worlds. In some cases, a movie can whip our conscience, shift our perspective, or activate our feelings so

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9 Habits of Empathetic Children

9 Habits of Empathetic Children

admin August 27, 2018 Comments Off on 9 Habits of Empathetic Children

Did you know that empathetic children share nine habits that they developed? Empathy can be cultivated and we have work to do. Here are the 9 habits of empathetic children. I hope you join

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45 Tips to Teach Kids to Stop Peer Cruelty

45 Tips to Teach Kids to Stop Peer Cruelty

admin February 21, 2018 Comments Off on 45 Tips to Teach Kids to Stop Peer Cruelty

“Do you have any tips I can teach kids to stop peer cruelty?” a teacher asked. I smiled and I nodded. I’ve been developing ways we can teach kids to stop peer cruelty and

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5 Secrets to Raising a Kind-Hearted Child

5 Secrets to Raising a Kind-Hearted Child

Michele Borba February 14, 2018 Comments Off on 5 Secrets to Raising a Kind-Hearted Child

How do we raise a kind-hearted child? Kind-heartedness and empathy are traits that can be cultivated. But it was my son and his friends who helped me recognize that the best way to nurture

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9 Ways to Cultivate Courage in Kids to Find Their Hero Within

9 Ways to Cultivate Courage in Kids to Find Their Hero Within

admin February 5, 2018 Comments Off on 9 Ways to Cultivate Courage in Kids to Find Their Hero Within

How to cultivate courage for our bubble-wrapped kids so they find strength to face adversity and do the right thing. Empathy Habit #8: MORAL COURAGE Empathy is the miraculous quality that allows us to feel with others,

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10 Ways to Teach Emotional Literacy To Boost Empathy and Emotion IQ

10 Ways to Teach Emotional Literacy To Boost Empathy and Emotion IQ

Michele Borba January 5, 2018 Comments Off on 10 Ways to Teach Emotional Literacy To Boost Empathy and Emotion IQ

Empathy Habit #1 EMOTIONAL LITERACY Your two-year-old looks at the tears in your eyes and gently pats your face. Your school-age child sees that his friend is sad and gently puts his arm on

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100 Fun Ways to Help Kids Practice Kindness

100 Fun Ways to Help Kids Practice Kindness

Michele Borba December 19, 2017 Comments Off on 100 Fun Ways to Help Kids Practice Kindness

EMPATHY HABIT 6: Developing and Practicing Kindness Every Day Kindness is contagious, needs just a small spark to ignite, and spreads quickly. Practicing simple, regular kind acts nurtures empathy, alters behavior, changes a culture,

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