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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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3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Michele Borba February 18, 2016 Comments Off on 3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Three crucial and teachable skills that help kids become self-reliant, resourceful and resilient. Raising your child to become independent is among your most important parenting tasks. After all, one of your key goals is

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9 Secrets to Curb Homework Wars

9 Secrets to Curb Homework Wars

Michele Borba January 28, 2016 Comments Off on 9 Secrets to Curb Homework Wars

Parenting tips to minimize our nagging and maximizing their learning …until they can finally do homework solo style! “You can’t make me!” “Why do I have to do homework?” “Can’t I pleeeeease just go

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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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Hidden Dangers of Helicopter Parenting

Michele Borba July 16, 2010 Comments Off on Hidden Dangers of Helicopter Parenting

Why we must lower our flaps and parent for self-reliance Of course we love our kids. Of course we don’t want our kids to fail. And of course we always want them to be

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