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Cures for Parent Burnout and Stress

Cures for Parent Burnout and Stress

Michele Borba June 20, 2020 Comments Off on Cures for Parent Burnout and Stress

Tips I shared on the TODAY Show to reduce parent burnout and stress during uncertain times. Uncertain times are making us feel on edge. We’re overwhelmed, anxious, concerned about our health, safety, finances and

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Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

Michele Borba January 4, 2019 Comments Off on Cures for Kids Hooked on Rewards

Is your child hooked on rewards? Here are strategies to wean kids from “What do I get?” syndrome where they expect praise, tokens or money for every little thing they do so they develop

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Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

Michele Borba January 3, 2019 Comments Off on Helping Kid Perfectionists Feel “Good Enough”

How to help kid perfectionists feel good enough about themselves and cope with the ups and downs of life. Dear Dr. Borba, My ten-year-old is first in her class, and it makes her nuts.

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100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

admin October 12, 2018 Comments Off on 100 Movies for Kids 5-to-17 That Teach 9 Crucial Empathy Habits

Films can stir our emotions, spark our curiosity, creating lasting memories, and become portals to other worlds. In some cases, a movie can whip our conscience, shift our perspective, or activate our feelings so

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7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

admin September 1, 2018 Comments Off on 7 Ways to Teach Perspective Taking and Stretch Students’ Empathy Muscles

How to teach kids perspective taking skills and step into others’ shoes! I was visiting a Kansas school when I happened upon two boys engaged in serious conversation with their principal. The eleven-year-olds were

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9 Habits of Empathetic Children

9 Habits of Empathetic Children

admin August 27, 2018 Comments Off on 9 Habits of Empathetic Children

Did you know that empathetic children share nine habits that they developed? Empathy can be cultivated and we have work to do. Here are the 9 habits of empathetic children. I hope you join

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Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Michele Borba August 25, 2018 Comments Off on Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

7 simple ways to boost gratitude in kids and learn to count their blessings 365 days a year!  “Feeling grateful fosters a more accurate understanding of happiness, strengthening our social connections and motivating us

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45 Tips to Teach Kids to Stop Peer Cruelty

45 Tips to Teach Kids to Stop Peer Cruelty

admin February 21, 2018 Comments Off on 45 Tips to Teach Kids to Stop Peer Cruelty

“Do you have any tips I can teach kids to stop peer cruelty?” a teacher asked. I smiled and I nodded. I’ve been developing ways we can teach kids to stop peer cruelty and

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5 Secrets to Raising a Kind-Hearted Child

5 Secrets to Raising a Kind-Hearted Child

Michele Borba February 14, 2018 Comments Off on 5 Secrets to Raising a Kind-Hearted Child

How do we raise a kind-hearted child? Kind-heartedness and empathy are traits that can be cultivated. But it was my son and his friends who helped me recognize that the best way to nurture

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9 Ways to Cultivate Courage in Kids to Find Their Hero Within

9 Ways to Cultivate Courage in Kids to Find Their Hero Within

admin February 5, 2018 Comments Off on 9 Ways to Cultivate Courage in Kids to Find Their Hero Within

How to cultivate courage for our bubble-wrapped kids so they find strength to face adversity and do the right thing. Empathy Habit #8: MORAL COURAGE Empathy is the miraculous quality that allows us to feel with others,

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