Eps 274: Raising Thrivers with Dr. Michele Borba


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My guest today is Dr. Michele Borba.

Dr. Borba is the author of Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World, and is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and an expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. She is a regular NBC contributor who appears regularly on Today, and has been a featured expert on Dateline, the View, Dr Phil, NBC Nightly News, Fox and Friends, Dr. Oz, and the Early Show, among many others. She lives in Palm Springs California with her husband and is the mother of three growns sons.

Dr. Borba was a guest wayyyy back in 2016 on the podcast, eps 46, and I am thrilled to have her back to talk about her NEW book: Thrivers: the surprising Reasons why some kids struggle and others shine.

Takeaways from the show:

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  • Nature vs nurture

  • Addressing parenting guilt

  • Helping your teens find coping skills

  • Resilience skills

  • Mental health always comes first

  • Using the β€œtoo” phrase to check in on your kids

  • Hitting the covid wall

  • Kids need hobbies

  • Reengaging with your teens

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?
It means having that brave, brave inner sense to go for it. As soon as I do it I get so excited with myself because it’s like as soon as I get to the other side, there is joy. I love that term.

Where to find Dr. Michele Borba:

Thrivers the book | Twitter | Instagram

See you next week!! πŸ™‚


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