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

6 Parenting Behaviors That Hurt Kids: How to Recognize & Fix Them

6 Parenting Behaviors That Hurt Kids: How to Recognize & Fix Them

Last updated on July 10th, 2017 at 11:29 am 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... 

How to Protect Kids From Online Predators

How to Protect Kids From Online Predators

Last updated on March 12th, 2018 at 09:13 amTroubling research about our kids’ lack of online smarts and predators’ new grooming techniques to lure them. Advice based on studies to keep kids safer online and parents and child givers better educated. Studies show that predators are using more subtle and savvier ways to “befriend” kids including pretending to be another teen or child as a means... 

How to Raise Self-Reliant Kids: Strategies That Work

How to Raise Self-Reliant Kids: Strategies That Work

Last updated on August 12th, 2017 at 05:10 pmParenting strategies to help kids solve their problems, be self-reliant, bounce back from failure and not use us as their managers, arbiters and google maps for life A mom was running late as she drove her two sons to school. “Can we pleeeease go back?” her six-year-old pleaded. “I forgot my stamps for show-and-tell.” Any other day, this mom would... 

Kids Watch & Copy Everything! 50 Ways to Be a Great Example

Kids Watch & Copy Everything! 50 Ways to Be a Great Example

Last updated on June 3rd, 2017 at 09:12 pmOf course we want our children to become good, responsible, respectful and successful human beings! But in our quest to “do it all” we may forget that some of the most powerful ways to help our children aren’t in the things we buy but in the simple things we say. Example is everything. In fact, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, years ago said that the... 

Want Kinder Kids? 6 Simple Ways Kids Can Practice at School

Want Kinder Kids? 6 Simple Ways Kids Can Practice at School

Last updated on May 28th, 2017 at 12:00 amPracticing kindness is what helps children tune into other people’s feelings and needs, trust more, step out of their own skins to understand others, and become UnSelfies (my term for kids who are “more we, less me” oriented). Each kind act nudges kids to notice others (“I see how you feel”), care (“I’m concerned about you”), empathize (“I... 

Want to Deprogram A Materialistic Kid? Here are 8 Proven Ways

Want to Deprogram A Materialistic Kid? Here are 8 Proven Ways

Last updated on May 28th, 2017 at 12:05 amOkay. You admit you have a materialistic little critter on your hands. Take comfort. There are proven ways to deprogram a materialistic kid. It will take time and commitment, but the benefits are profound for your child and your family. Kids who are less materialistic are more “we” oriented, than “me.” They are more concerned about others, and less...