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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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To Decrease Stress, We Need to Take Back Childhood: A Guest Post by Katie Hurley

To Decrease Stress, We Need to Take Back Childhood: A Guest Post by Katie Hurley

Michele Borba December 15, 2015 Comments Off on To Decrease Stress, We Need to Take Back Childhood: A Guest Post by Katie Hurley

Note to Readers: One of my favorite parenting writers is Katie Hurley. Her latest book, “The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World”, is one that all parents should have

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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 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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