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

Website: http://www.micheleborba.com

Articles by Michele

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... 

This Holiday Season, Ask Yourself – Am I Raising a Spoiled Child?

This Holiday Season, Ask Yourself – Am I Raising a Spoiled Child?

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 12:02 pm“Spoiled! Not my kid!” Right??? Or would you admit that your child is just a tad bit spoiled? All the polls say that most Americans feel kids today are more spoiled than ever. A TIME/CNN poll found that two out of three parents feel their kids are spoiled. A poll by the New American Dream showed 70 percent of parents believe kids are too focused on buying... 

Parents: It’s Time for A “Back In School” Reality Check

Parents: It’s Time for A “Back In School” Reality Check

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 02:25 amSchool is now in full swing, the “honeymoon period” is over and studies say kid stress is mounting. This is the time to check in on how your child is doing and nip any problems in the bud. According to a poll from the University of Michigan, childhood stress is a top-5 concern for parents, ahead of bullying and just behind Internet safety. And 56%...