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Why Oldest Kids Are Smarter

Michele Borba January 20, 2011 Comments Off on Why Oldest Kids Are Smarter

Research that puts the “Nature vs Nurture” debate into a whole new dimension. Four proven strategies that boost kids’ IQ and all are unplugged and don’t cost a dime (Yes! Yes! Yes!). It’s Not

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Raising Charitable Kids

Michele Borba December 2, 2010 Comments Off on Raising Charitable Kids

Parenting advice to encourage kids to lend a hand, do service, and make the world a kinder place The TODAY Show asked me to share parenting advice that will encourage kids to catch that

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6 Week Parent Check-Up: 4 areas you can’t overlook in school success

Michele Borba October 11, 2010 Comments Off on 6 Week Parent Check-Up: 4 areas you can’t overlook in school success

Four crucial–and sometimes overlooked–areas that affect learning and how to check them to see how your child is doing. Parenting advice and simple tips I shared this morning on the TODAY show to help

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5 Answers About School Problems

Michele Borba September 28, 2010 Comments Off on 5 Answers About School Problems

NBC is featuring a week-long focus on education. This morning on the TODAY show parents had the opportunity to call, email or skype in parenting questions about their children’s education. I appeared as the

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Effect of Early Child Care Extend to Age 15: How to Find Quality Caregivers

Michele Borba September 23, 2010 Comments Off on Effect of Early Child Care Extend to Age 15: How to Find Quality Caregivers

Research finds quality childcare tied to academic gains and risk-taking 15 years later…10 questions to help you find quality caregivers for your child. Over 2.3 million American kids under years five of age are

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Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Michele Borba September 20, 2010 Comments Off on Grandparents Raising Grandkids

All the job losses and foreclosures that mark the recession are contributing to a new parenting trend: 1 in 10 Grandparents now raise their children’s kids. The TODAY Weekend Edition asked me on to report

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Easing Back-to-School Jitters

Michele Borba August 16, 2010 Comments Off on Easing Back-to-School Jitters

Parenting advice I shared with Matt Lauer this morning on the TODAY show: ways to help reduce kid’s back to school jitters, minimize anxieties and ease those transitions so they can focus on the

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Back-Seat Sanity Savers for Road Trips

Michele Borba July 22, 2010 Comments Off on Back-Seat Sanity Savers for Road Trips

Parenting advice to help you survive and (just maybe) even enjoy that Family Road Trip … Tips I shared this morning on the TODAY show. The family road trip is as Americana as apple

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Behavior Turnarounds – 5 tips I shared with Al Roker on TODAY this am

Michele Borba May 6, 2010 Comments Off on Behavior Turnarounds – 5 tips I shared with Al Roker on TODAY this am

One thing has never changed: kids will be kids and that means that do sometimes misbehave. Though there are no quick-fix behavior cures or sure-proof ways to raise well-behaved kids, research shows certain strategies

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Thawing Your Teen’s Cold Shoulder

Michele Borba December 20, 2009 Comments Off on Thawing Your Teen’s Cold Shoulder

When it comes to teens, parents sometimes feel like they’re dealing with a different species all together.  Things like raging hormones, stress, sleep deprivation, growth spurts, self-consciousness and neurological wiring make teens super sensitive,

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