Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

“Dr. Borba offers ‘realistic straightforward advice that is sure to get immediate results.’”
– Sally Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Parents magazine

“Probably the most important seminar I have ever attended.”
-Kay Oppenhuizen

“Michele Borba is dynamic! She backs everything she says with valuable, current, and extensive research.”
-Julie M. Straugn

“Michele Borba is a master at presenting worthwhile techniques and strategies to use with children.”
– Orphine Barrett

Parenting for Character: Raising Socially Responsible Kids Who Do the Right Thing

What really matters in raising a productive, responsible child? How do we really help kids stand up to peer pressure and defy those temptations? What are best ways to help children become compassionate, respectful and do the right thingwithout us? Join Dr. Borba for an inspiring session that will teach you how to parent for character. You’ll learn proven strategies that boost empathy, conscience, and self-control, discipline techniques that stretch your child’s conscience so he wants to act right, and essential character-building skills that will help your child say no, solve problems more amicably, think before acting, and consider the needs of others. Based on Dr. Borba’s best-selling book, Building Moral Intelligence (chosen by Amazon as a “Top Ten Parenting Book of the Year” and by Publishers’ Weekly as among the “Most Noteworthy Publications of 2001”), you’ll leave not only inspired but also provided with the powerful tools you need to build your child’s moral intelligence and leave a lasting legacy on his or her life.

“Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me!” How to Help Your Child Survive the Social Jungle and Come Out on Top

Rejection. Peer Pressure. Bullies. Cyberspace gossip. Bad friends. Insensitivity. Cliques. The social jungle is plain vicious these days. Is it any wonder that friendship problems are among parents top concerns? The latest research also tells us friendships are far more significant in our kids’ happiness, self-esteem, and well-being than we ever thought. But if any parent thinks they are powerless over their kid’s social lives, they better think again. Friendship skills can be taught, and this session will help you learn the essential skills (such as dealing with teasing, handling peer pressure, resolving conflicts, confronting bullies, and bouncing back from rejection) that all kids need not only here and now, but for the rest of their lives. What’s more, you’ll learn exactly what to do to help your child survive the social jungle, bounce back from rejection, avoid bad friends, and find and make new friends. Based on Dr. Borba’s best-selling book, Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me: The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them, this session is filled with practical, research-based strategies you can use instantly use at home to boost your child’s social competence.

Parents DO Make A Difference! How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds and Caring Hearts

We all want the best for our children, but what are the traits that really matter in raising caring, successful and happy kids? This session helps parents understand the traits that best determine academic and personal success (Positive Self-Esteem, Communicating, Cultivating Strengths, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Goal-Setting, Perseverance and Caring), and recognize that they are all teachable. You will leave with fresh ideas and practical strategies that will change the way you parent. Examples from parents who used these ideas successfully and practical, instant ways to nurture the traits that matter most in our children’s lives will be shared. Based on Dr. Borba’s best-selling books Parents Do Make A Difference and 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know.

Raising Self-Reliant Kids Who Can Survive, Bounce Back, and Thrive

Are you worried that your child is often stressed or anxious? Do you wish your child could cope with everyday frustrations easier and bounce back faster from defeat? Are you concerned that your child relies on you to handle his problems? Here is a session just for parents filled with simple, realistic tips to help your child become more resourceful and self-reliant as well as confident and resilient. We all want the best for our children, but now you’ll learn the proven traits that really do matter in raising kids with a bounce-back spirit, and practical strategies to develop them in your child. The session shares inspiring stories, engaging real-life examples, and instant tips to cultivate these traits that help our children survive, thrive, and become more self-reliant. It’s an hour you don’t want to miss.

No More Misbehavin’: Discipline That Really Works!

Here is the answer to parents’ most pressing concern: “How do I get my kid to want to behave—and do so without yelling, spanking, and nightly melt downs?” Based on Dr. Borba’s best-selling book, No More Misbehavin’: 38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Solve Them, you’ll learn the real secrets of successful discipline that actually will stop misbehavior. You will also learn the most common discipline mistakes, identify your own discipline strengths (and weaknesses), and understand consequences that really do change kids’ behavior. This session offers solutions to the most common behavior problems that drive parents crazy: Tantrums, Homework Battles, Tattling, Doesn’t Listen, Arguing, and Yelling, and a simple three-step strategy that boosts discouraged children’s self-esteem. Dr. Borba will also help you develop a behavior makeover personally tailored to your child’s so there really is no more misbehavin’ at your house!

Foster Parent Self-Esteem Training

This training is designed specifically for foster parents, social workers, probation officers, and child advocates helping them positively influence the lives of foster children and at-risk youth. Participants will learn a framework for empowering youth as well as dozens of proven and practical techniques for helping troubled children experience greater success and self-worth and gain a renewed sense of hope. All techniques are based on the latest research on childhood trauma, self-esteem, resilience, and violence prevention. The ideas are simple, but powerful—and they work!