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Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Michele Borba November 25, 2016 Comments Off on Rise of Youth Narcissism and the Social Networking Connection

Reality Check: Is social networking connected with the rise of teen narcissism? I’ve  written a number of articles about Teen Arrogance  but now I want to dig deeper into troubling research reports that show a rise

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When Parents Behave Badly

When Parents Behave Badly

admin October 17, 2016 Comments Off on When Parents Behave Badly

Solutions I shared on the TODAY show to six VERY bad, ugly parent behaviors that are affecting children’s character THE REALITY CHECK:  • Referees giving parents lollipops are youth hockey games to stop them from yelling at

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Why Kids Need More Empathy – My Answer to TIME

Why Kids Need More Empathy – My Answer to TIME

admin May 31, 2016 Comments Off on Why Kids Need More Empathy – My Answer to TIME

I admit it, I’m greatly concerned about our kids’ emotional and moral health. I’m flying tonight to San Francisco to keynote the American College Health Association about the college mental health crisis. And it

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Kid Boredom Busters

Kid Boredom Busters

Michele Borba January 29, 2016 Comments Off on Kid Boredom Busters

REALITY CHECK: Beware: a new trend shows our Micromanaged, Over-structured, “Plugged-In” Generation can’t stand boredom. Maybe it’s because we might be doing too much scheduling, entertaining and solving? Just a thought!  There is a

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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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How to Talk To Kids About Scary News

How to Talk To Kids About Scary News

Michele Borba March 27, 2015 Comments Off on How to Talk To Kids About Scary News

Parenting advice I shared on the TODAY show on how to talk to kids about troubling news and reduce their fears and jitters about world events Tsunamis. Cyclones. War. ISIS beheadings. Nuclear meltdowns. Pilot

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Dangers of Over-Praising Kids

Michele Borba March 13, 2013 Comments Off on Dangers of Over-Praising Kids

Are you a praise-aholic parent? Beware, new research shows the wrong praise cab decrease kid self-esteem, motivation, effort, and achievement. How to use praise the “right way.”  “Atta girl!” “Super, sweetie!” “Good job!” “You’re

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How to “Despoil” to Raise An Unspoiled Kid

Michele Borba January 4, 2013 Comments Off on How to “Despoil” to Raise An Unspoiled Kid

“Big Brat Factor” Cures: Six ways to “unspoil” a spoiled, entitled child  Hidden Dangers of Raising Spoiled Kids Of course we love our kids and want the best for them. We hate to let

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9 Sure-Fire Ways To Get Kids Reading

Michele Borba June 18, 2012 Comments Off on 9 Sure-Fire Ways To Get Kids Reading

Parenting tips to beat the “Summer Reading Slump” and rekindle that great love of the reading REALITY CHECK: Are you aware of that kids can lose an upward of three month’s worth of reading

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The Dangers of Over-Sexualized Images On Young Girls

The Dangers of Over-Sexualized Images On Young Girls

Michele Borba May 24, 2012 Comments Off on The Dangers of Over-Sexualized Images On Young Girls

How to counter “Too Much, Too Soon, Too Sleazy” ads aimed at our daughters and raise healthier girls from the inside out Thongs undies for toddlers. Push-up bras for eight-year olds. Sneakers to “tone”

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