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

4 Easy Ways to Raise Caring Kids

4 Easy Ways to Raise Caring Kids

Last updated on May 28th, 2017 at 12:11 amI was flying on a five-hour flight to Orlando and heard a bizarre sound: silence! The plane was packed with kids, but none were talking and then I realized why: they were all plugged into a digital devices. I’m sure we’ve all seen the same scene in restaurants, shopping malls and sporting events. Common Sense Media reports that the average school-age child... 

The Great Empathy Tune-Up II: 5 Strategies to Raise Caring Kids

The Great Empathy Tune-Up II: 5 Strategies to Raise Caring Kids

Last updated on May 28th, 2017 at 12:11 amThe ability to empathize affects our kids’ future health, wealth, and happiness. It helps them build healthier relationships, strong character, and bounce back. It’s also what motivates our children to care. For the past decade I’ve studied children’s character development and empathy. I’ve flown the world to interview dozens of kids and top... 

The Great Empathy Tune-Up I: How Empathetic Are Your Kids?

The Great Empathy Tune-Up I: How Empathetic Are Your Kids?

Last updated on May 28th, 2017 at 12:29 amLet’s face it, we’re raising our children in a world that is growing smaller. Global understanding, diversity, and perspective taking are skills that require “Empathy” – the ability to feel with another. The ability to empathize affects our kids’ future health, wealth, and happiness. And why? As a mom I’ve learned that it helps my sons build healthier... 

Helping Your “Afraid to Fail” Child Cope With a Mistake

Helping Your “Afraid to Fail” Child Cope With a Mistake

Last updated on May 28th, 2017 at 12:33 amOne of the inevitable facts of life is that everyone makes mistakes. Granted, some mistakes are more significant than others and harder to get over, but they are a part of life. How individuals deal with those mistakes is significant to their self-esteem. Children with high self-esteem appear much better at coping with their errors. Watching children with positive... 

Teen Narcissism is Worse: Is Social Networking The Cause?

Teen Narcissism is Worse: Is Social Networking The Cause?

Last updated on May 28th, 2017 at 12:34 amTeen Narcissism Is Increasing – But Just What is Narcissism? A growing number of researchers are finding a link between social media web-sites and anti-social narcissistic behavior among certain users. So we can be on the same page as the researchers,  narcissism is defined as “self-centered, arrogant, and entitled.” It’s not just attention-getting... 

Thawing Your Teen’s Cold Shoulder

Thawing Your Teen’s Cold Shoulder

Last updated on February 28th, 2018 at 12:24 pmWhen it comes to teens, parents sometimes feel like they’re dealing with a different species all together.  Things like raging hormones, stress, sleep deprivation, growth spurts, self-consciousness and neurological wiring make teens super sensitive, moody and irritable. They’re stuck in the middle of childhood and adulthood with the an urge to be...