•   Relationship negotiation doesn't sound very romantic or sexy, but it is the foundation upon which love is based. Without strong, conscious relationship negotiating skills, couples are bound for disappointment and frustration. Here are four principles of relationship negotiation. Principle 1: Fairness is What You Create, Not What You...

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  • You know how there is always that person who can’t wait to bring you down, burst your bubble and tell you how bad things are? Well, sometimes that person is you. Those voices in your head that say you aren’t good enough, life stinks and things will never change....

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  • When we adults were kids, our mothers would push us out of the house and say, “Go find a friend. Be home by dinner.” And we did. It was in our neighborhood we met friends. Then we went to grade school. We went through a bevy of best friends,...

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  •  1. Adolescent girls won't tell you about the intense pressures they are under to be perfect.  Girls are expected to be perfect at all the traditional "girl qualities", i.e. be pretty, thin, hot, sweet and nice to everyone, put other people's needs first, be good at verbal skills and relationships,...

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Raising Caring Boys

Raising Caring Boys

Co-Host of Hallmark’s “Home & Family” Mark Steines offers advice on some crucial aspects of raising kids as a single dad in today’s complex...Read More »

Raising Caring Kids

Raising Caring Kids

An Interview with Hallmark Co-Star with Mark Steines of "Home and Family" Cristina Ferrare Raising caring kids is a difficult job in today’s busy...Read More »

Countdown to Hotel Bliss: Traveling with Adult Kids

  As a mother of two kids who travels for work, our family has...Read More »

The Money Is Hidden Inside You

There were millions upon millions of glittering lights shattering the night, tall neon-lit buildings...Read More »

7 Ways to Help Your Child Love Her Body

“Mom, I’m so fat. I need to go on a diet.”, says your 10...Read More »

7 Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

Poor sleep not only makes us grumpy, hungry and lethargic, it can be deadly....Read More »

Ready…Set…STOP! Six Secrets to Truly Relax During Playtime

From the time my two daughters were born, I have loved showing them the...Read More »

Dr. Michele Borba

Teaching Sign Language to Toddlers

Benefits of teaching your baby sign language. Hint: It isn’t about boosting IQ, but enhancing Emotional IQ, bonding, communication, language, and reducing frustrations…Here is how to communicate with your little one  Last year I was asked by WE TV Channel to help with a “make-over” for two-year old sextuplets on their show Raising Sextuplets....

13 Dangerous (and Stupid) Ways Teens Get High

Potentially lethal activities kids do that every parent and educator must know Some things never change: teens have always been risk takers, thrill seekers and want to fit in. But oh the “creative” ways adolescents try to get high these days… like soaking tampons with liquor and inserting them, infusing alcohol into gummy bears...

The Dangers of Over-Sexualized Images On Young Girls

How to counter “Too Much, Too Soon, Too Sleazy” ads aimed at our daughters and raise healthier girls from the inside out Thongs undies for toddlers. Push-up bras for eight-year olds. Sneakers to “tone” legs for preschoolers.  Marketers keep pushing that “too sexy, too soon” envelope on our young daughters, and we are seeing...


How To Stop Bullying – & Secrets Parents Need to Know

The topic of bullying continues. Parents have questions, and this parenting expert has the...

Classroom Bullying We Don’t Discuss

As October comes to a close and we wrap up honoring National Bullying Prevention...

Could Your Child Be a Cyber-Bully?

Do you suspect your child is bullying other kids online? By Mary Kay Hoal...

4 Tips to Help Kids ‘STANd’ Up to Bullying

taking down the bully As sure as kids return to school each Fall in the U.S.,...

The Guide for Creating Student Bullying Focus Groups

An essential way to hear student concerns about school safety, their ideas for reducing...

“Cyberbullying and Bullying Are Not the Same” Say Kids

BC research and three takeaways for bully prevention New research on bullying is published so...