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Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Michele Borba November 25, 2016 Comments Off on Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Reality Check: Is social networking connected with the rise of teen narcissism? I’ve  written a number of articles about Teen Arrogance  but now I want to dig deeper into troubling research reports that show a rise

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How to Teach Kids: “Kindness Wins”

How to Teach Kids: “Kindness Wins”

admin February 22, 2016 Comments Off on How to Teach Kids: “Kindness Wins”

New book shows how to raise our children to be kind both online and off.  “Teaching kids that their online actions, words, and shares can have an impact on themselves breeds responsibility. But teaching

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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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No Cussing Clubs Catching On With Students and Why Adults Should Join!

No Cussing Clubs Catching On With Students and Why Adults Should Join!

Michele Borba July 13, 2014 Comments Off on No Cussing Clubs Catching On With Students and Why Adults Should Join!

Kid-and adult-vulgarity is on the rise with breakdown of respect, civility and prosocial behaviors as consequences. Solutions for home and school to stop profanity and bring back civility and how students are taking matters

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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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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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10 Simple Ways to Be a Better Parent

10 Simple Ways to Be a Better Parent

Michele Borba December 29, 2012 Comments Off on 10 Simple Ways to Be a Better Parent

Easy parenting strategies that can make big differences for your family There’s no doubt that we want our children to become healthy, happy, responsible and productive. And oh the things we do, the energy

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Plugged-in Kids Losing Quality Family Time and Empathy

Plugged-in Kids Losing Quality Family Time and Empathy

Michele Borba May 20, 2012 Comments Off on Plugged-in Kids Losing Quality Family Time and Empathy

The unique challenges and the solutions for parenting today’s digital kids REALITY CHECK: Reports reveal new concerns about today’s “plugged-in” kids and how technology may rob them of face-to-face interaction, jeopardize empathy, social skills

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Parenting in a Digital World Series: Part I

Parenting in a Digital World Series: Part I

Michele Borba January 24, 2011 Comments Off on Parenting in a Digital World Series: Part I

A special report on the impact of technology on our children and advice for parenting our Generation Text kids in today’s digital world. Reality Check: The average 8 to 18 year old is now

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