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Mother Knew Best (Or Did She?) Facts & Fiction

Mother Knew Best (Or Did She?) Facts & Fiction

Michele Borba February 17, 2016 Comments Off on Mother Knew Best (Or Did She?) Facts & Fiction

The truth behind those words of wisdom from Dear Old Mom based on what the new science says about child development and parenting advice Remember the sage motherly advice that was the soundtrack to

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4 Ways to Nurture Kindness

4 Ways to Nurture Kindness

Michele Borba February 9, 2016 Comments Off on 4 Ways to Nurture Kindness

The photograph is of a simple wreath of handprints. The idea came from a teacher who wanted to help her students develop strong hearts as well as minds. And so she set up an

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How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

admin February 5, 2016 Comments Off on How to Raise An Un-Entitled Kid

Truth be known: I am a huge Amy McCready fan. I love her common-sense approach to parenting, and her sage, practical advice. I devoured (and recommended) her last book, If I Have to Tell You

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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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How Not To Raise A Quitter

How Not To Raise A Quitter

Michele Borba January 24, 2016 Comments Off on How Not To Raise A Quitter

Teach your children to hang in there when the going gets tough, but know when to let them throw in the towel.   Perseverance often makes the critical distinction between whether kids succeed or fail.

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The Artful Act of Giving

The Artful Act of Giving

Michele Borba December 16, 2015 Comments Off on The Artful Act of Giving

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD Much like the creative inspiration that flows through paint brushes and words of poetry, giving is an artful expression of caring for someone or something beyond ourselves. Most of us

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7 Practices That Nurture Respect In Children

7 Practices That Nurture Respect In Children

Michele Borba March 14, 2015 Comments Off on 7 Practices That Nurture Respect In Children

Though most teachers admit that there are some students they never forget, the same is true about parents. I vividly remember a mother of one of my students all because of the way she

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Raising Caring, Respectful, Ethical Children

Raising Caring, Respectful, Ethical Children

Michele Borba October 9, 2014 Comments Off on Raising Caring, Respectful, Ethical Children

A Coalition to Raise Caring Children to Make a More Caring World – Please Join Us! A Special Note to Readers: Last June I flew to Harvard and met with an amazing group of  40

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No Cussing Clubs Catching On With Students and Why Adults Should Join!

No Cussing Clubs Catching On With Students and Why Adults Should Join!

Michele Borba July 13, 2014 Comments Off on No Cussing Clubs Catching On With Students and Why Adults Should Join!

Kid-and adult-vulgarity is on the rise with breakdown of respect, civility and prosocial behaviors as consequences. Solutions for home and school to stop profanity and bring back civility and how students are taking matters

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Easing Kid Homesickness for Summer Sleepovers or Camp

Easing Kid Homesickness for Summer Sleepovers or Camp

Michele Borba July 11, 2014 Comments Off on Easing Kid Homesickness for Summer Sleepovers or Camp

Parenting tips to help kids feel more confident away from home sweet home –whether it be a camp, sleepover, or playdate–based on the latest research Mooommm… I want to come home! NOW! But can’t you

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