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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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Raising Self-Reliant Kids

Michele Borba January 21, 2011 Comments Off on Raising Self-Reliant Kids

Parenting strategies to help kids  solve their problems, be self-reliant, bounce back from failure and not use us as their managers, arbiters and palm pilots A mom was running late as she drove her

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Michele Borba: How to know if your kid is really ready to fly alone (yes alone)

Michele Borba July 5, 2010 Comments Off on Michele Borba: How to know if your kid is really ready to fly alone (yes alone)

Thinking of having your kid fly alone to visit someone or going off to camp this summer? A review of last year’s news may make you want to rethink your plans. Here’s a recap:

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Michele Borba: Week’s top 5 parenting news (it’s good, bad & ugly)

Michele Borba June 14, 2010 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Week’s top 5 parenting news (it’s good, bad & ugly)

It was an “interesting” week when it came to parenting stories. Findings from a Ohio State University study revealed how club membership may help reduce risky youth behavior. A new book out offers clues

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Michele Borba: Over-Protecting Erodes Kids’ Confidence: How to Wean from Rescuing So Your Child Can Learn to Handle Life Without You!

Michele Borba November 9, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Over-Protecting Erodes Kids’ Confidence: How to Wean from Rescuing So Your Child Can Learn to Handle Life Without You!

No parent wants their child to suffer heartaches and disappointments. Our basic instinct is to try and protect our kids from frustrations and problems. But doing so deprives our children from developing the confidence

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