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

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

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

Last updated on May 3rd, 2018 at 05:24 pm 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,... 

6 Reasons to Stop the “Every Kid Gets a Trophy” Epidemic

6 Reasons to Stop the “Every Kid Gets a Trophy” Epidemic

Last updated on August 21st, 2017 at 11:14 am 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... 

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...