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How to Wean Kids from TV and Video Games and Back Into L.I.F.E.

How to Wean Kids from TV and Video Games and Back Into L.I.F.E.

Michele Borba November 21, 2013 Comments Off on How to Wean Kids from TV and Video Games and Back Into L.I.F.E.

Overlooked dangers of raising a generation of plugged-in couch potatoes. Parenting tips to help kids find healthier alternatives and discover “life beyond the remote” that I shared on the TODAY show REALITY CHECK:  •

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Helping “Invisible” Students

Helping “Invisible” Students

Michele Borba October 31, 2013 Comments Off on Helping “Invisible” Students

Trudy Ludwig’s new book, The Invisible Boy, addresses intentional and unintentional social exclusion and is a powerful resource for teachers, counselors and parents. Ask teachers to name students in each of our classes and we usually

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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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Helping Kids Communicate the “Old Fashion Way”

Helping Kids Communicate the “Old Fashion Way”

Michele Borba May 31, 2013 Comments Off on Helping Kids Communicate the “Old Fashion Way”

Tips to help our digital natives learn to talk-not text-and even converse! Here’s the hot parenting question for today (at least the one I’m asked quite frequently): “How do you boost communication skills with

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Helping Kids Learn to Share

Helping Kids Learn to Share

Michele Borba March 12, 2013 Comments Off on Helping Kids Learn to Share

10 secrets that help kids share,take turns and join the human race “It’s mine.” “But I had it first!” “I want a turn!” Sound familiar? All parents want their kids to “play nice” by

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How to Choose a Quality Day Care

How to Choose a Quality Day Care

Michele Borba February 26, 2013 Comments Off on How to Choose a Quality Day Care

Key findings about day care centers and the impact on our children’s development that I shared on TODAY that all parents and educators should know. And how to use those findings to help your

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Teaching Kids to Apologize

Teaching Kids to Apologize

Michele Borba December 8, 2012 Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Apologize

Five steps to help kids learn the lost art of saying “I’m sorry.” The steps work for adults, too!  Have you noticed how apologizing has become almost a lost art these days? A great

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Top 30 Most-Requested Parenting Tips

Top 30 Most-Requested Parenting Tips

Michele Borba November 27, 2012 Comments Off on Top 30 Most-Requested Parenting Tips

I think I have the best job in the world: I get to help parents raise the next generation and I’ve worked with a lot of moms and dads.  I’ve spoken to over one

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Teaching Sign Language to Toddlers

Teaching Sign Language to Toddlers

Michele Borba June 9, 2012 Comments Off on Teaching Sign Language to Toddlers

The proven benefits of teaching your baby sign language. Hint: It isn’t about boosting IQ, but enhancing Emotional IQ, bonding, communication, language, and reducing frustrations and how to communicate with your little one.  Last

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