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

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%... 

3 Stress Busters for Kids and Teens

3 Stress Busters for Kids and Teens

Last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 10:28 amThink stress is just for adults? Not these days. Research finds that between 8 and 10 percent of American children and teens are seriously troubled by stress and symptoms. And stress is also hitting our children at younger ages. If left untreated stress not only affects children’s friendships as well as school success, but also their physical and emotional... 

Be a Parent and Not a Referee: Simple Tips to End the Fighting

Be a Parent and Not a Referee: Simple Tips to End the Fighting

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:44 pmIt’s the soundtrack to parenthood: the battles, the bickering, the rivalries. Mom- she’s touching me! He’s looking out my window! Tell her to get out of my room! Even on the best of days these sibling squabbles can make you want to pull your hair out. Add in busy schedules and mounting stress and coming home to conflict and contention can just be... 

7 Solutions to Turn Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

7 Solutions to Turn Pessimistic Kids Into Optimistic Thinkers

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:47 pm “Why should I bother? You know they won’t choose me.” “What’s the point? I’ll never make the team.” “Why are you making me go? You know I won’t have fun.” Let’s face it: Kids with pessimistic attitudes are among the most frustrating breeds. They give up easily, believe anything they do won’t make a difference, and assume they... 

Shy Doesn’t Have to Mean Alone: Help Your Shy Kid Join the Fun

Shy Doesn’t Have to Mean Alone: Help Your Shy Kid Join the Fun

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:48 pmIf your child is shy, chances are he was born with a more introverted, sensitive personality. So this is not about trying to turn him into an extrovert. After all, you can’t change your child’s personality and natural temperament. But you can help your child learn the skills he needs (and deserves) to feel more comfortable and confident with other...