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How to Say Goodbye to Your College Bound Teen

How to Say Goodbye to Your College Bound Teen

Michele Borba June 24, 2014 Comments Off on How to Say Goodbye to Your College Bound Teen

Parenting advice for before, during, and after your teen’s move from home and off to college for a positive send-off After all the test-taking, application filling, essay editing, campus touring, and acceptance-waiting, the big event is

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10 Tools to Help Kids Manage Fear and Be Less Anxious

10 Tools to Help Kids Manage Fear and Be Less Anxious

Michele Borba March 17, 2014 Comments Off on 10 Tools to Help Kids Manage Fear and Be Less Anxious

Bombings, tornadoes, terrorist alerts, hurricanes, school shootings, super storms have boosted all our jitters lately, but don’t forget our children. I’ve received dozens of parent emails and media calls these past few days asking

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Discipline That Teaches Kids to Care

Discipline That Teaches Kids to Care

Michele Borba January 31, 2014 Comments Off on Discipline That Teaches Kids to Care

Barbara watched her son, Aaron, and his neighbor friend, Brent, play basketball. Just then the phone rang. Aaron ran to answer it and was back within seconds telling Brent, “Hey, Jack just called. He

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Teaching Kids Sportsmanship Both On & Off the Field

Teaching Kids Sportsmanship Both On & Off the Field

Michele Borba January 14, 2014 Comments Off on Teaching Kids Sportsmanship Both On & Off the Field

Watching any kid be a poor loser is embarrassing, but when the kid is yours it’s darn right humiliating. Sure, the kid may be the best violinist in the orchestra, have the highest grade

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7 Tips to Get Kids Started Doing Social Justice Projects

7 Tips to Get Kids Started Doing Social Justice Projects

Michele Borba January 13, 2014 Comments Off on 7 Tips to Get Kids Started Doing Social Justice Projects

“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.”  – HELEN KELLER The first time I realized the power

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Childhood Depression: Signs in Preschoolers, Kids & Teens

Childhood Depression: Signs in Preschoolers, Kids & Teens

Michele Borba January 12, 2014 Comments Off on Childhood Depression: Signs in Preschoolers, Kids & Teens

Parenting tips to help you understand what depression looks like age by age REALITY CHECK: Here is what’s not true about your child and depression: “She’s too young to be depressed.” “Don’t worry. It’s

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How to Raise An Unspoiled Kid

How to Raise An Unspoiled Kid

Michele Borba January 4, 2014 Comments Off on How to Raise An Unspoiled Kid

Parenting advice to help us raise strong, caring, unspoiled kids and reduce that “Big Brat Factor” element that seems to be a growing problem with kids these days. Our most important role is raising

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7 Ways to Raise An Ethical Child

7 Ways to Raise An Ethical Child

Michele Borba December 4, 2013 Comments Off on 7 Ways to Raise An Ethical Child

Why we must nurture children’s hearts as well as minds: 7 ways to teach kids strong, ethical behavior and character in a decade of moral erosion This might as well go down in history

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How to Get Kids to Listen…the First Time!

How to Get Kids to Listen…the First Time!

Michele Borba December 3, 2013 Comments Off on How to Get Kids to Listen…the First Time!

REALITY CHECK: Many experts say learning to listen is one of the most crucial habits our children need for handling life. Parenting for this change lays the foundation that fosters respectful communication as well

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4 Simple Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy

4 Simple Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy

Michele Borba November 30, 2013 Comments Off on 4 Simple Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy

Empathy is the moral virtue that helps children “identify with and feel other people’s concerns.” When they do, they are more likely to reach out and respond in more caring, compassionate ways to others.

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