About Michele Borba

Michele Borba, Ed.D. is the author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World, and is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and a recognized expert in parenting, bullying, youth violence, and character development and author of 23 books including her new release, THRIVERS: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. She is a regular NBC contributor who appears regularly on TODAY and has been featured as an expert on Dateline, The View, Dr Phil, NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends, Dr. Oz, and The Early Show. She lives in Palm Springs, CA with her husband, and is the mother of three grown sons. Dr. Borba is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Michele

9 Ways to Help Your Perfectionist Kid Feel “Good Enough”

9 Ways to Help Your Perfectionist Kid Feel “Good Enough”

Last updated on April 4th, 2022 at 07:44 pmOf course we want our children to reach their potential and to excel. Of course we want them to get those great grades and succeed. But often kids feels so much pressure that they become obsessed to doing everything so perfectly to an unhealthy degree. And that can leave them feeling anxious, frustrated and worried most of the time. Another problem with perfectionists... 

5 Practical Tips to Teach Kids the “Never Give Up” Work Ethic

5 Practical Tips to Teach Kids the “Never Give Up” Work Ethic

Last updated on December 11th, 2021 at 09:32 pmMany historians feel that one of Winston Churchill’s greatest speeches was given at a graduation ceremony at Oxford University. He had worked on the speech for hours. When the moment finally came, Churchill stood up to the cheering crowd, and in a strong, clear voice shouted just three words, “Never give up!” He paused a few seconds and shouted... 

Raising Kind, Sensitive Children After a Year of Social Distancing

Raising Kind, Sensitive Children After a Year of Social Distancing

Last updated on June 12th, 2021 at 01:02 pm“Why should I care how he feels? He’s not my friend.” “So what if I made him cry. He’s a wimp.” “How was I supposed to know he would take it so bad? I was just joking.” Sensitizing children to how someone else feels is a significant and serious enterprise. Kids can’t do this alone – they must be supported, supervised, and encouraged to... 

Teaching Kids to Apologize: A Step-by-Step Guide

Teaching Kids to Apologize: A Step-by-Step Guide

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:43 pmFive steps to help kids learn the lost art of saying “I’m sorry.” The steps work for adults, too! Have you noticed how apologizing has become almost a lost art these days? A great number of adults – not kids – seem to have forgotten how to say that glorious two-word phrase, “I’m sorry!” And if the offender (whether it be government officials... 

Reducing Our Kids’ Worries About A Scary, Unpredictable World

Reducing Our Kids’ Worries About A Scary, Unpredictable World

Last updated on March 16th, 2021 at 03:20 pmAs parents, we can reduce our kids’ worries about a sometimes mean, scary, unpredictable world and curb the growing “Mean World Syndrome” Bombings. Power storms. Terrorism. War. School shootings. Pedophiles. Recession. Cyberbullying. Global warming. Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Sexual abuse, COVID-19. It’s a scary world out there for us, but how do you... 

In Today’s Culture, Can We Raise Strong, Confident Daughters?

In Today’s Culture, Can We Raise Strong, Confident Daughters?

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 11:50 amA five-year study of 2516 teens by the American Psychological Association found that girls who frequently read those dieting and weight loss articles are far more likely to fast, vomit, or use laxatives to lose weight. In fact, the data proved that the more frequently a girl reads those fashion magazines, the more likely she is to resort to extreme weight control...