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

8 Ways to Boost Our Kids’ Social-Emotional Skills

8 Ways to Boost Our Kids’ Social-Emotional Skills

Teaching children social-emotional skills is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. After all, few skills increase their confidence, social competence, empathy, resilience, and self-esteem more because kids need them in every area of their lives. So what’s the problem? It’s this: today’s teens would rather text than talk. Girls spend (on average) more time on social networking than boys... 

How to Teach Your Kids Empathy-Building Skills

How to Teach Your Kids Empathy-Building Skills

Empathy is the critical ability that puts us in other people’s shoes and helps us feel with them. Research finds that this immensely human trait can be cultivated. That means we can teach empathy to kids just like reading, math, and writing because it is made up of social-emotional skills that can be developed. But in today’s test-driven, digital-driven, competitive culture, cultivating... 

How to Teach Kids to Be Active Bystanders to Reduce Bullying

How to Teach Kids to Be Active Bystanders to Reduce Bullying

Studies show that active bystanders can do far more than just watch. In fact, student bystanders may be our last, best hope in reducing bullying. Active student bystanders can:Reduce the audience that a bully craves Mobilize the compassion of witnesses to step in and stop the bullying Support the victim and reduce the trauma Be a positive influence in curbing a bullying episode Encourage other students... 

9 Ways to Cultivate Courage in Your Kids to Find Their Inner Hero

9 Ways to Cultivate Courage in Your Kids to Find Their Inner Hero

How to cultivate courage for our bubble-wrapped kids so they find strength to face adversity and do the right thing. Empathy Habit #8: MORAL COURAGE: Empathy is the miraculous quality that allows us to feel with others, but in order to act on those feelings kids need Moral Courage. Courage emboldens kids to speak out, step in, and help others and it is the eighth out of the Nine Crucial Empathy... 

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...