Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, best-selling author of many books most notably UnSelfie, and TODAY show contributor who has spoken to over one million participants on five continents and to countless media about child development issues. She blends 40 years of teaching and consulting experience with the latest science to offer sound, realistic

Kindness Counts Last week I was being interviewed by the great Eve Rodsky on pandemic parenting. Toward the end of our conversation Eve asked, “To you, what is the opposite of fear?” I thought about it for a second and then just said what came to mind which was “taking action.” When we are in fear, it

The Elephant In The Room I often hear parents struggle with how to explain what is happening with their child to grandparents, neighbors, teachers and friends. October is ADHD awareness month so this month I decided I would discuss a different angle of ADHD- explaining it to others. I also had the pleasure to interview

It Starts With Community The last month has been filled with reminders to vote, the grief around of the passing of Justice Ginsberg, activism around racial injustice, the ongoing pandemic, wildfires and of course the impending presidential election. Some people believe this upcoming election is one of the most important in history. I have been

Anxiety It seems that the psychological term anxiety is a state of being that many people are realizing affects them in different ways. Whether it’s because we are in a global pandemic, or that schools are teaching remotely or that there is civil unrest, most people are somehow affected by this leading condition in our

Are the kids going to be okay?Simply put, I get asked this question a lot and the answer is…”it depends.” Factors that affect a child’s resiliency to come out of this pandemic doing okay include their mental health before the pandemic, their social connection, access to regulated adults, amount of time they exercise and get

It may seem that having a conversation with your daughter about just about anything these days is difficult! There are the eye rolls, the “yep, I know” comments and the “you just don’t get it” remarks that make it feel impossible to communicate. However, if you have a tween daughter you may have noticed that things

What’s all the news about TikTok? Since the recent headlines have put TikTok on the hot seat, kids, more so than parents, have been asking me if I think their parents are going to take away their accounts. I have wanted to write about my concerns about this app for a while and now seems

The time is now The strife over the past month has brought about much unrest, grief, pain, confusion and turmoil as it relates to racial tensions, racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism. Teens and parents have shared their thoughts, feelings and questions with me about what they can do, how they can be helpful

The time is now The strife over the past month has brought about much unrest, grief, pain, confusion and turmoil as it relates to racial tensions, racial injustice, police brutality and systemic racism. Teens and parents have shared their thoughts, feelings and questions with me about what they can do, how they can be helpful

Tensions With My Teen Are High. This past week families have been dealing with eight weeks at home, teens fatiguing on distance learning and ready to start seeing friends again. With orders in many states transitioning from Stay at Home to Safer at Home- this seems to be the green light that people where waiting

My child is acting like a toddler. Each week since the Coronvirus social distancing and shelter at home orders there have been new behaviors that children have been showing. In the past two weeks, I have been treating a good deal of regression. I will define what that means below and whether or not you