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Identity Crisis: A Great New YA Book

Identity Crisis: A Great New YA Book

admin February 25, 2016 Comments Off on Identity Crisis: A Great New YA Book

Books have always been one of the best ways to tug at our children’s hearts, help them explore new worlds and possibilities and also examine their own ideas or views. Finding the right book

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Signs of Stress in Children and Teens

Signs of Stress in Children and Teens

Michele Borba February 21, 2016 Comments Off on Signs of Stress in Children and Teens

REALITY CHECK: Reports say that stress is mounting in our children, and that we parents are often unaware of just how stressed our kids are. Each child handles and shows stress differently. A big key

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How to Talk To Kids About Scary News

How to Talk To Kids About Scary News

Michele Borba March 27, 2015 Comments Off on How to Talk To Kids About Scary News

Parenting advice I shared on the TODAY show on how to talk to kids about troubling news and reduce their fears and jitters about world events Tsunamis. Cyclones. War. ISIS beheadings. Nuclear meltdowns. Pilot

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6 tips to help ease back-to-school jitters

6 tips to help ease back-to-school jitters

Michele Borba September 3, 2014 Comments Off on 6 tips to help ease back-to-school jitters

You’ve bought the school supplies, sharpened the pencils and packed the lunches, but have you prepared your children for dealing with back-to-school jitters? Many kids experience a surge in anxiety as they meet their

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10 Tools to Help Kids Manage Fear and Be Less Anxious

10 Tools to Help Kids Manage Fear and Be Less Anxious

Michele Borba March 17, 2014 Comments Off on 10 Tools to Help Kids Manage Fear and Be Less Anxious

Bombings, tornadoes, terrorist alerts, hurricanes, school shootings, super storms have boosted all our jitters lately, but don’t forget our children. I’ve received dozens of parent emails and media calls these past few days asking

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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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3 Steps to Reduce Stress in Kids

Michele Borba December 8, 2013 Comments Off on 3 Steps to Reduce Stress in Kids

Parenting advice to help kids and teens learn healthy ways to handle stress Think stress is just for adults? Not these days. Stress builds and there goes those happy family memories. REALITY CHECK: Research finds

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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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Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Michele Borba October 13, 2013 Comments Off on Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Tips to say goodbye and help kids feel more secure in your absence Dear Dr. Borba, I’m starting back to work a couple days a week and I’m in a panic. My toddler clings

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Parent Guide to Make Back to School More Positive and Less Jittery for Kids

Parent Guide to Make Back to School More Positive and Less Jittery for Kids

Michele Borba August 11, 2013 Comments Off on Parent Guide to Make Back to School More Positive and Less Jittery for Kids

Parenting tips to ease jitters, smooth transitions and make heading back to school less scary for kids Heading back to school is exciting for most kids but can be a bit traumatic for others.

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