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7 Troubling Youth Trends in the News

7 Troubling Youth Trends in the News

Michele Borba January 2, 2011 Comments Off on 7 Troubling Youth Trends in the News

REALITY CHECK TIME: Bullying, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, stress, early puberty onset, plastic surgery and Botox are all on increase and in younger kids. Here is my pick of the top troubling child and teen

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9 Sanity Savers for Parenting and Loving Teens

Michele Borba July 1, 2010 Comments Off on 9 Sanity Savers for Parenting and Loving Teens

Last year your daughter was so sweet, suddenly she has an “attitude.” Two months ago your son was your best bud, now he treats you like you’re totally “uncool.” Welcome to the world of parenting

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Time for Mental Detectors: 5 Ways To Stop Another Tragedy & My CNN Report

Michele Borba April 26, 2010 Comments Off on Time for Mental Detectors: 5 Ways To Stop Another Tragedy & My CNN Report

Chilling details continue to emerge three months after South Hadley High school freshman, Phoebe Prince, took her life. Descriptions of relentless vicious taunts, endless physical threats and horrifying bullying she endured at the hands

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Michele Borba Blog: 1 in 20 kids now depressed: Know signs that could save a child

Michele Borba March 2, 2010 Comments Off on Michele Borba Blog: 1 in 20 kids now depressed: Know signs that could save a child

Always moody. Easily agitated. Sleeps in. Says, “Nobody cares.” Sounds like a typical teen, right?  Well not always. Did you know that depression now strikes one out of 20 teens? What’s more, the rates

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Michele Borba Blog: College frosh depression crisis-What parents MUST do during holidays to ensure all is well with your teen

Michele Borba December 10, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba Blog: College frosh depression crisis-What parents MUST do during holidays to ensure all is well with your teen

REALITY CHECK: The freshman year dropout rate has reached an all time high at more than 26 percent (that’s one of every four students) and four of ten students report feeling depressed to the

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Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Michele Borba September 24, 2009 Comments Off on Turning Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that a child today is ten times more likely to be seriously depressed compared to a child born in the first third of this century? Beware: Pessimistic thinking clouds

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Five Troubling Trends That Are Hitting Kids At Younger Kids and How To Fix Them

Michele Borba September 17, 2009 Comments Off on Five Troubling Trends That Are Hitting Kids At Younger Kids and How To Fix Them

My interview with Meredith Viera on TODAY yesterday featuring The Big Book of Parenting Solutions (link to segment is below if you want to view) Michele Borba There is so much going on today–parent

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Michele Borba: Could Your Teen Be Depressed? Do You Know the Signs?

Michele Borba August 13, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Could Your Teen Be Depressed? Do You Know the Signs?

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: All teens can be irritable, want to be secretive, and appear and even act alien- like. But when should a parent worry—really worry about their child? Did you know that

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When to Worry: Teen Angst or Something More?

Michele Borba July 23, 2009 Comments Off on When to Worry: Teen Angst or Something More?

REALITY CHECK: Did you know that 60 percent of teens are suffering–right this minute–from a serious bout of depression but are not diagnosed or receiving treatment? I know all kids can be irritable and

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