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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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Stretching Student Empathy

Stretching Student Empathy

Michele Borba October 22, 2013 Comments Off on Stretching Student Empathy

Empathy Stretching: It’s all about helping our children experience switching places and seeing and feeling from another side Empathy is that glorious ability to understand and feel for another person’s concerns. It’s the powerful

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Friendship Matters: Helping Kids Make and Keep Friends

Friendship Matters: Helping Kids Make and Keep Friends

Michele Borba October 13, 2013 Comments Off on Friendship Matters: Helping Kids Make and Keep Friends

Research-based steps to boost children’s social-emotional learning and help them acquire crucial friendship-making skills to fit in, be less-likely to be excluded and bullied, and more content with life!  Let’s face it, some kids

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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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7 Ways to Squelch Kid Insensitivity & Boost Empathy

7 Ways to Squelch Kid Insensitivity & Boost Empathy

Michele Borba January 29, 2011 Comments Off on 7 Ways to Squelch Kid Insensitivity & Boost Empathy

Parenting advice to curb insensitivity, boost emotional intelligence and increase empathy in our children “Why should I care how he feels? He’s not my friend.” “So what if I made him cry. He’s a

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7 Ways to Boost Kids’ Emotional Intelligence

7 Ways to Boost Kids’ Emotional Intelligence

Michele Borba January 16, 2011 Comments Off on 7 Ways to Boost Kids’ Emotional Intelligence

Research shows that boosting our children’s emotional intelligence and ability to read nonverbal cues can enhance their ability to fit in, get along, bounce back and handle life. Did you know that most of

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Raising Caring Kids

Raising Caring Kids

Michele Borba June 11, 2010 Comments Off on Raising Caring Kids

Parenting advice based on research-based tips to help us raise the kind-hearted kid every parent (oh how I hope!) wants Most parents instinctively want their children to develop a strong moral character and to

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Michele Borba: Parenting Solutions for Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Michele Borba: Parenting Solutions for Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Michele Borba May 3, 2010 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Parenting Solutions for Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

“Why should I bother? You know they won’t choose me.” “What’s the point? I’ll never make the team.” “Why are you making me go? You know I won’t have fun.” Let’s face it: Kids

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Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Michele Borba September 24, 2009 Comments Off on Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that a child today is ten times more likely to be seriously depressed compared to a child born in the first third of this century? Beware: Pessimistic thinking clouds

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Michele Borba: Why I love Boom…Boom…Boom by Marsha Jacobson

Michele Borba: Why I love Boom…Boom…Boom by Marsha Jacobson

Michele Borba August 16, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Why I love Boom…Boom…Boom by Marsha Jacobson

Michele Borba Let’s face it, one thing every parent dreads is hearing their child cry out from their bed: “I’m scared!” We also know that scary dreams are a common and normal part of

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