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Michele Borba: 5 Sanity Savers for Those Family Road Trips

Michele Borba: 5 Sanity Savers for Those Family Road Trips

Michele Borba July 20, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: 5 Sanity Savers for Those Family Road Trips

According to the Travel Industry Association, we usually take eight to ten summer car trips with the kids. Each trek is bound to be a fun family memory, right? Well, not always. Most parents’

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Michele Borba: Publishers Weekly Review of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions (It is GREAT!)

Michele Borba: Publishers Weekly Review of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions (It is GREAT!)

Michele Borba July 20, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Publishers Weekly Review of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions (It is GREAT!)

REALITY CHECK: (This one is for me to you…) For the past three years I’ve been working on a parenting book that turned out to be one of the most difficult projects of my

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Michele Borba: Could Your Kid Be Stressed-Out? Signs to Look For..

Michele Borba: Could Your Kid Be Stressed-Out? Signs to Look For..

Michele Borba July 19, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Could Your Kid Be Stressed-Out? Signs to Look For..

By Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Did you know that stressed-out kids are two to four times[ii] more likely to develop depression, and as teens they are much more likely to become involved with substance

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Michele Borba: Teen Giving You the “Cold Shoulder?” If so, here are parenting solutions to thaw it.

Michele Borba: Teen Giving You the “Cold Shoulder?” If so, here are parenting solutions to thaw it.

Michele Borba July 17, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Teen Giving You the “Cold Shoulder?” If so, here are parenting solutions to thaw it.

By Michele Borba Let’s face it. Teens really are a different species –and for a variety of reasons. Raging hormones, stress, sleep deprivation, growth spurts, self-consciousness and neurological wiring make teens super sensitive, moody

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Simple Traditions That Create Happy Family Memories

Simple Traditions That Create Happy Family Memories

Michele Borba July 14, 2009 Comments Off on Simple Traditions That Create Happy Family Memories

By Michele Borba We’re always known that laughter makes the home a happier place. But did you also know that studies have found that humor also ranks among the top qualities children value in

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Setting the Right Parenting Expectations

Setting the Right Parenting Expectations

Michele Borba July 14, 2009 Comments Off on Setting the Right Parenting Expectations

By Michele Borba What parent doesn’t hope their kids achieve and do well in life? But how do you know when you’re pushing your kids too much? How do you tell when your expectations

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The Choking Game

The Choking Game

Michele Borba July 13, 2009 Comments Off on The Choking Game

By Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Do you know what skittling is? How about tussing, playing space monkey or the fainting game? Do you know which items in your medicine cabinet can give kids a

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How to Stay Connected with Your Teen

How to Stay Connected with Your Teen

Michele Borba July 12, 2009 Comments Off on How to Stay Connected with Your Teen

By Michele Borba A 2005 survey of over 1000 teens found that 35 percent gave their parents poor grades (D’s or F’s) for listening. In today’s even faster-pace, hurried world I’m betting our kids

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Teachable Moments from ‘American Idol’

Teachable Moments from ‘American Idol’

Michele Borba May 22, 2009 Comments Off on Teachable Moments from ‘American Idol’

If you weren’t among the millions watching this week’s must-see TV event let me be the one to break it to you: Arkansas student Kris Allen was officially crowned as the eight American idol.

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