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

7 Ways to Teach Kids Kindness That Will Reduce Bullying

7 Ways to Teach Kids Kindness That Will Reduce Bullying

For over three decades I’ve studied how to reduce bullying, but some of the best solutions come from students. One ten-year old told me: “I used to bully kids at my “old school,” but stopped when I got here.” “What’s different about this school?” I asked. “The kids,” he said, “they stick up for each other and let me know the very first day that bullying isn’t cool here.” The... 

Helping Kids Set Goals For The New Year and Keep Them!

Helping Kids Set Goals For The New Year and Keep Them!

Do you know that goal-setting is one of the most highly correlated traits of peak performers and successful individuals? But goal-setting isn’t just for grown-ups. Studies show that goal-setting can help kids gain the sense of discipline and that internal drive it takes to stay motivated to complete the tasks they’ve set for themselves. And once they’ve learned how to set their own goal it shows... 

How to Raise a Confident, Assertive Child

How to Raise a Confident, Assertive Child

Let’s face it. It’s a tougher time to be growing up, and the data confirms it. Bullying is fiercer. Peer pressure is tougher. Kids are also more aggressive at younger ages. Girls are meaner. Of course we can’t always be there to pick up the pieces or help our kids stand up for themselves, nor should we. After all, the more our children see us as their rescuers, the more they learn to rely on... 

2017 Parent Empathy Pledge: Focus on the “Other” Report Card

2017 Parent Empathy Pledge: Focus on the “Other” Report Card

Now that the fall semester is underway, it won’t be long until your child’s progress report arrives, revealing not only their academic proficiency, but their conduct report as well. Studies confirms that children today are more self-centered than ever—and it’s a big problem. It’s why I urge parents to recognize the importance of raising empathic kids, challenge them to teach their children... 

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...