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50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

Michele Borba November 17, 2018 Comments Off on 50 Ways to Be A Great Example to a Child

How can adults teach kids good character? Be a great example of character to a child! Of course we want our children to become good, responsible, respectful and successful human beings! But in our

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The Kid Negativity Cure to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

Michele Borba September 23, 2018 Comments Off on The Kid Negativity Cure to Turn “I Can’t” Into “I Can”

Parenting tips to turn kid negative beliefs of “I Can’t” into “I Can!” from my case files Children with poor self-beliefs often have bombarded themselves for so long with a steady stream of derogatory

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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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Teaching Problem Solving Can Prevent Bullying

Teaching Problem Solving Can Prevent Bullying

Michele Borba February 22, 2018 Comments Off on Teaching Problem Solving Can Prevent Bullying

Why teaching problem solving can prevent bullying, peer cruelty and predict bullies and targets. “Let’s flip a coin to decide.” “Everybody breathe a minute, then we can take turns figuring out a way to

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9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

admin September 18, 2017 Comments Off on 9 Exercises to Build Your Child’s “Empathy Muscles”

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than those 30 years ago? That is tragic news for our children and society. For starters, it hurts kids’ moral character, and

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Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Michele Borba November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Depression in Young Children

New study finds children as young as 2 and 3 can be depressed Producers from the TV show, THE DOCTORS, asked me to share the signs of early depression and what parents should do

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When to Worry: Signs That A Child May Have Low Empathy

When to Worry: Signs That A Child May Have Low Empathy

admin September 7, 2016 Comments Off on When to Worry: Signs That A Child May Have Low Empathy

Join the #UnSelfie Revolution to Raise Kids with Empathy, Moral Conviction and Courage To Make a Better World “He never cries at movies or is concerned if his friends are hurt. But he’s a boy, so I’m

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Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Talking to Kids About Tragedies

Michele Borba June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Talking to Kids About Tragedies

“Dear Dr. Borba: My eight-year old is so upset by the terrorist attack in Orlando. He saw the television news. Now he’s afraid to let me out of his sight and cried when his daddy left for

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7 Way to Help Sensitive Kids Keep Empathy Open

7 Way to Help Sensitive Kids Keep Empathy Open

admin April 25, 2016 Comments Off on 7 Way to Help Sensitive Kids Keep Empathy Open

Most parents would tell you that sensitive kids usually arrive that way. By nature these children seem more “touchy” from birth: they’re more sensitive to sound and change, tear-up easily, and take criticism far

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Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Michele Borba February 20, 2016 Comments Off on Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

In my last post (3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness) I described three skills (brainstorming, self-reliance, and decision making) that help kids become resourceful and resilient. Here are three more essential and teachable skills (how to negotiate

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