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Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Michele Borba September 22, 2020 Comments Off on Depression in Young Children

New study finds that young children can be depressed and why we must know the signs Producers from the TV show, THE DOCTORS, asked me to share the signs of depression in young children

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Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

Michele Borba August 25, 2018 Comments Off on Nurturing Gratitude in Kids 365 Days a Year!

7 simple ways to boost gratitude in kids and learn to count their blessings 365 days a year!  “Feeling grateful fosters a more accurate understanding of happiness, strengthening our social connections and motivating us

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Ending Chore Wars

Ending Chore Wars

Michele Borba February 3, 2016 Comments Off on Ending Chore Wars

Parenting advice to help kids learn to do household chores, boost responsibility muscles, and lend a hand without bickering. Really! Years ago I learned an important parenting secret from my girlfriend that I’ll never

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Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Michele Borba October 13, 2013 Comments Off on Easing Young Children’s Separation Anxiety

Tips to say goodbye and help kids feel more secure in your absence Dear Dr. Borba, I’m starting back to work a couple days a week and I’m in a panic. My toddler clings

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12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play

12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play

Michele Borba October 1, 2013 Comments Off on 12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play

Dozen benefits of child-directed (aka unscheduled, spontaneous) play for our stressed-out, over-supervised kids. Okay folks, I’m concerned. Over the last few weeks I’ve been reviewing studies involving children and play. “Shocked” and “disturbed” are the two

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How to Choose a Quality Day Care

Michele Borba February 26, 2013 Comments Off on How to Choose a Quality Day Care

Key findings about day care centers and the impact on our children’s development that I shared on TODAY that all parents and educators should know. And how to use those findings to help your

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Teaching Sign Language to Toddlers

Michele Borba June 9, 2012 Comments Off on Teaching Sign Language to Toddlers

The proven benefits of teaching your baby sign language. Hint: It isn’t about boosting IQ, but enhancing Emotional IQ, bonding, communication, language, and reducing frustrations and how to communicate with your little one.  Last

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Taming Temper Tantrums

Michele Borba November 17, 2011 Comments Off on Taming Temper Tantrums

What research says are best ways to curb a tantrum before, during and after the storm. The tips I shared on TODAY Show Temper tantrums—those annoying kid wails and frails and meltdowns—are common. Studies

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Curbing Toddler Frustrations and Tantrums

Michele Borba January 2, 2011 Comments Off on Curbing Toddler Frustrations and Tantrums

Parenting advice that helps reduce little ones’ frustrations and temper those tantrums (work for grown-ups, too!) that I shared on Dr. Phil REALITY CHECK: Did you know that research shows that the most active (and

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Michele Borba: Ellen Galinsky’s Mind in the Making- absolute MUST read that will change lives

Michele Borba May 16, 2010 Comments Off on Michele Borba: Ellen Galinsky’s Mind in the Making- absolute MUST read that will change lives

Let me start with full disclosure: I adore Ellen Galinsky’s work. I’ve read all her books, follow her on twitter, love her website, Mindinthemaking.org, and have been an avid fan of the Families and Work

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