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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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6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

Michele Borba May 29, 2016 Comments Off on 6 Ways to Nurture Kids’ Empathy and Boost Emotional IQ

Of course we want our kids to be compassionate and sensitive to other people’s feelings. The problem is that many kids’ “empathy potential” is greatly handicapped because they don’t have the ability to identify

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Mother Knew Best (Or Did She?) Facts & Fiction

Mother Knew Best (Or Did She?) Facts & Fiction

Michele Borba February 17, 2016 Comments Off on Mother Knew Best (Or Did She?) Facts & Fiction

The truth behind those words of wisdom from Dear Old Mom based on what the new science says about child development and parenting advice Remember the sage motherly advice that was the soundtrack to

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Ending Chore Wars

Ending Chore Wars

Michele Borba February 3, 2016 Comments Off on Ending Chore Wars

Parenting advice to help kids learn to do household chores, boost responsibility muscles, and lend a hand without bickering. Really! Years ago I learned an important parenting secret from my girlfriend that I’ll never

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Reducing Test Anxiety

Reducing Test Anxiety

Michele Borba January 30, 2016 Comments Off on Reducing Test Anxiety

How to curb kid test jitters, get ready for those tests, improve scores, and know if it’s time to seek medical advice One of kids more dreaded four-letter words: T.E.S.T. These days it seems even

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9 Secrets to Curb Homework Wars

9 Secrets to Curb Homework Wars

Michele Borba January 28, 2016 Comments Off on 9 Secrets to Curb Homework Wars

Parenting tips to minimize our nagging and maximizing their learning …until they can finally do homework solo style! “You can’t make me!” “Why do I have to do homework?” “Can’t I pleeeeease just go

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10 Signs Your Daughter May Be a “Mean Girl” Victim

10 Signs Your Daughter May Be a “Mean Girl” Victim

Michele Borba January 6, 2015 Comments Off on 10 Signs Your Daughter May Be a “Mean Girl” Victim

“Relational aggression refers to harm within relationships that is caused by covert bullying or manipulative behavior. Examples include isolating a youth from his or her group of friends (social exclusion), threatening to stop talking

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11 Ways to Help Kids Stand Up to Peer Pressure

11 Ways to Help Kids Stand Up to Peer Pressure

Michele Borba November 8, 2014 Comments Off on 11 Ways to Help Kids Stand Up to Peer Pressure

Parenting advice to help kids buck negative temptations and stand up to peers REALITY CHECK: A survey of 991 kids ages nine to fourteen revealed 36 percent feel pressure from peers to smoke marijuana, 40 percent

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10 Parenting Solutions to Prevent Cyberbullying

10 Parenting Solutions to Prevent Cyberbullying

Michele Borba September 10, 2014 Comments Off on 10 Parenting Solutions to Prevent Cyberbullying

Mom and Dad, wake up: If you assume your child is using that fancy home computer or smartphone to stimulate his brain or connect with friends, think again. Sadly too many kids are using their

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What Bullying Looks Like Age by Age

What Bullying Looks Like Age by Age

Michele Borba September 8, 2014 Comments Off on What Bullying Looks Like Age by Age

Peer cruelty is a problem and appears to be starting earlier. Though survey results do vary, by some estimates, one in seven American schoolchildren is either a bully or a victim. And the cruel behavior

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