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

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... 

6 Ways to Help Ease Your “Clingy” Child’s Anxiety

6 Ways to Help Ease Your “Clingy” Child’s Anxiety

Last updated on May 28th, 2017 at 12:04 amExcessive clinginess is a common phase in a child’s early years. It usually starts around 8 or 9 months, peaks at 18 months, and then usually becomes less and less intense, ending around 2 years of age. It is also common around preschool age (the first separation from home) but sometimes is even present in young adolescents in certain anxiety-provoking situations.... 

12 Benefits of Unscheduled Play for Our Stressed-Out Kids

12 Benefits of Unscheduled Play for Our Stressed-Out Kids

Last updated on May 28th, 2017 at 12:08 amOkay folks, I’m concerned. Over the last few weeks I’ve been reviewing studies involving children and play. “Shocked” and “disturbed” are the two words that describe how I feel when reading those reports. Every study reaches one sad conclusion: Good old-fashioned play (remember that?) is quickly becoming an endangered pastime for today’s plugged-in,... 

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...