About Michele Borba

Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned consultant, educational psychologist and recipient of the National Educator Award who has presented workshops to over a million participants worldwide. She is a recognized expert in parenting, bullying, youth violence, and character development and author of 22 books including her upcoming release, UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World. She has appeared over 130 times on the TODAY show and is a frequent expert on national media including Dateline, The View, Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, CNN, Dr. Drew, and Dr. Phil. Visit her daily blog on www.micheleborba.com, or follow her on twitter @micheleborba. Dr. Borba is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Michele

6 Reasons to Stop the “Every Kid Gets a Trophy” Epidemic

6 Reasons to Stop the “Every Kid Gets a Trophy” Epidemic

Just pretend:  The sports season just ended and you and the other parents are bursting with pride watching each child receive a participation trophy with their teammates. Of course, we hate to see our children disappointed, so when we notice every kid holding a golden statue, we utter a collective parent sigh: “Oh, good, they all feel special!” Phew! But do our good intentions really help... 

6 Parenting Behaviors That Hurt Kids: How to Recognize & Fix Them

6 Parenting Behaviors That Hurt Kids: How to Recognize & Fix Them

THE REALITY CHECK:  Referees giving parents lollipops at youth hockey games to stop them from yelling at their kids. Teachers taking out insurance policies to defend themselves against parental lawsuits (“She gave my kid a B+ and ruined his Harvard chance!”) Moms socially engineering kid “cliques to feature only the ‘best’ and leaving out other Moms.” No kidding! These are the stories... 

How to Protect Kids From Online Predators

How to Protect Kids From Online Predators

Troubling research about our kids’ lack of online smarts and predators’ new grooming techniques to lure them. Advice based on studies to keep kids safer online and parents and child givers better educated. Studies show that predators are using more subtle and savvier ways to “befriend” kids including pretending to be another teen or child as a means of forming a relationship.  The purpose... 

How to Raise Self-Reliant Kids: Strategies That Work

How to Raise Self-Reliant Kids: Strategies That Work

Parenting strategies to help kids solve their problems, be self-reliant, bounce back from failure and not use us as their managers, arbiters and google maps for life A mom was running late as she drove her two sons to school. “Can we pleeeease go back?” her six-year-old pleaded. “I forgot my stamps for show-and-tell.” Any other day, this mom would have made a quick U-turn to retrieve the forgotten... 

Kids Watch & Copy Everything! 50 Ways to Be a Great Example

Kids Watch & Copy Everything! 50 Ways to Be a Great Example

Of course we want our children to become good, responsible, respectful and successful human beings! But in our quest to “do it all” we may forget that some of the most powerful ways to help our children aren’t in the things we buy but in the simple things we say. Example is everything. In fact, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, years ago said that the best way to teach character is by modeling... 

Want Kinder Kids? 6 Simple Ways Kids Can Practice at School

Want Kinder Kids? 6 Simple Ways Kids Can Practice at School

Practicing kindness is what helps children tune into other people’s feelings and needs, trust more, step out of their own skins to understand others, and become UnSelfies (my term for kids who are “more we, less me” oriented). Each kind act nudges kids to notice others (“I see how you feel”), care (“I’m concerned about you”), empathize (“I feel with you”) and help and comfort (“Let...