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The Kid Negativity Cure to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

The Kid Negativity Cure to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

Michele Borba September 23, 2018 Comments Off on The Kid Negativity Cure to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

Parenting tips to turn kid negative beliefs of “I Can’t” into “I Can!” from my case files Children with poor self-beliefs often have bombarded themselves for so long with a steady stream of derogatory

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6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

admin November 30, 2016 Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Halt the Kid “Trophy Epidemic”

Just pretend:  The sports season just ended and you and the other parents are bursting with pride watching each child receive a participation trophy with their teammates. Of course, we hate to see our

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How to Teach Kids Empathy-Building Skills

How to Teach Kids Empathy-Building Skills

admin September 12, 2016 Comments Off on How to Teach Kids Empathy-Building Skills

Join the #UnSelfie Revolution to Raise Kids with Empathy, Moral Conviction and Courage To Make a Better World Empathy is the critical ability that puts us in other people’s shoes and helps us feel with them. Research finds that this

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Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Michele Borba February 6, 2016 Comments Off on Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

One of the inevitable facts of life is that everyone makes mistakes. Granted, some mistakes are more significant than others and harder to get over, but they are a part of life. How individuals

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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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How to Know and What To Do If Your Child Is Bullied

How to Know and What To Do If Your Child Is Bullied

Michele Borba January 3, 2015 Comments Off on How to Know and What To Do If Your Child Is Bullied

Warnings that a child may be the target of a bully and crucial steps to take if it’s true Peer abuse–just the thought can send shivers down our spines. But the fact is hundreds of children

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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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How to Raise A “CAN DO” Kid

How to Raise A “CAN DO” Kid

Michele Borba January 20, 2014 Comments Off on How to Raise A “CAN DO” Kid

Parenting tips to help nurture self-esteem and positive attitudes in our children and teens If you could give your children a quality that would enhance their chances for leading successful, meaningful and fulfilling lives,

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Teaching Kids Sportsmanship Both On & Off the Field

Teaching Kids Sportsmanship Both On & Off the Field

Michele Borba January 14, 2014 Comments Off on Teaching Kids Sportsmanship Both On & Off the Field

Watching any kid be a poor loser is embarrassing, but when the kid is yours it’s darn right humiliating. Sure, the kid may be the best violinist in the orchestra, have the highest grade

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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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