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Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

Michele Borba February 6, 2016 Comments Off on Helping Kids Who Fear Failure

One of the inevitable facts of life is that everyone makes mistakes. Granted, some mistakes are more significant than others and harder to get over, but they are a part of life. How individuals

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How Not To Raise A Quitter

How Not To Raise A Quitter

Michele Borba January 24, 2016 Comments Off on How Not To Raise A Quitter

Teach your children to hang in there when the going gets tough, but know when to let them throw in the towel.   Perseverance often makes the critical distinction between whether kids succeed or fail.

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Teaching Kids to Have a Strong Work Ethic

Michele Borba December 13, 2012 Comments Off on Teaching Kids to Have a Strong Work Ethic

Parenting advice to help our children’s develop “stick-to-itness” and a strong work ethic Many historians feel that one of Winston Churchill’s greatest speeches was given at a graduation ceremony at Oxford University. Churchill had

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Why Boosting Perseverance Predicts Success More than a Harvard Degree

Michele Borba June 25, 2010 Comments Off on Why Boosting Perseverance Predicts Success More than a Harvard Degree

Did you know that more top CEOs in United States graduated from a state college than an Ivy League University such as Harvard, Yale, or Princeton? Shocked? Research is showing there’s a far more

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The Effort and School Success Connection

Michele Borba March 31, 2010 Comments Off on The Effort and School Success Connection

REALITY CHECK: We need to teach our kids the value of effort. Doing so helps children recognize that a large part of success is controllable; it’s all a matter of how much personal effort

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Michele Borba: #3 Teaching Perseverance Sneakpeek BIG Book #Parenting Solutions

Michele Borba August 23, 2009 Comments Off on Michele Borba: #3 Teaching Perseverance Sneakpeek BIG Book #Parenting Solutions

Michele Borba REALITY CHECK: Columbia University studies led by Carol Dweck found that praising effort helps create a positive mindset (or a “I can do it” belief) that also increases persistence and achievement while

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Teachable Moments from ‘American Idol’

Michele Borba May 22, 2009 Comments Off on Teachable Moments from ‘American Idol’

If you weren’t among the millions watching this week’s must-see TV event let me be the one to break it to you: Arkansas student Kris Allen was officially crowned as the eight American idol.

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