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Helping Kids Be Less Likely to Be Rejected

Helping Kids Be Less Likely to Be Rejected

Michele Borba January 31, 2016 Comments Off on Helping Kids Be Less Likely to Be Rejected

All children are turned down by friends–even the most popular kids! Researchers found in a study of second and third graders that 26 percent of the time, even the most well-liked children in the

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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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Helping Kids Fit In to a New School and Make Friends

Michele Borba August 23, 2013 Comments Off on Helping Kids Fit In to a New School and Make Friends

  Parenting tips to help kids  fit into a new classroom, school, neighborhood or social scene Adjusting to any new social scene can isn’t always easy. But having all new classmates, transitioning to a

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Teaching Kids to Apologize

Michele Borba December 8, 2012 Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Apologize

Five steps to help kids learn the lost art of saying “I’m sorry.” The steps work for adults, too!  Have you noticed how apologizing has become almost a lost art these days? A great

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10 Worst Things Parents Do to Ruin Kids’ Social Lives

10 Worst Things Parents Do to Ruin Kids’ Social Lives

Michele Borba January 9, 2010 Comments Off on 10 Worst Things Parents Do to Ruin Kids’ Social Lives

Let’s face it, friends play an enormous part of our children’s self-esteem and success quotient for life. I’m often asked whether parents really can influence their children’s ability to make friends. My answer is

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