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Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Michele Borba September 22, 2020 Comments Off on Depression in Young Children

New study finds that young children can be depressed and why we must know the signs Producers from the TV show, THE DOCTORS, asked me to share the signs of depression in young children

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The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

Michele Borba December 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Not-Always Obvious Benefits of Saying NO to Children

Dr. Susan Newman’s New Book Explains Why You Should Say No to Your Children…and How to Do It. A must read for the pushover tendency in all of us. You do your children a

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Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Michele Borba March 24, 2016 Comments Off on Easing Kid Worries About Our Unpredictable World

Parenting advice to reduce our kids’ worries about a sometimes mean, scary, unpredictable world and curb the growing “Mean World Syndrome” Terrorism. ISIS. Bombings. Beheadings. War. School shootings. Pedophiles. Cyberbullying. Kidnappings. Global warming. Tsunamis.

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Raising Optimistic Kids in Pessimistic Times

Raising Optimistic Kids in Pessimistic Times

Michele Borba January 29, 2014 Comments Off on Raising Optimistic Kids in Pessimistic Times

Parenting tips to help kids be more optimistic especially in uncertain times.  “I’m not studying. The whole world is falling apart.”   “Why should I wear a mask? I’m just going to get that

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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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