We are excited to welcome Dr. Michele Borba, author of Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, as our final Parent Education speaker of the year on Tuesday, March 24th at 8:00 a.m.
Dr. Borba will talk about the surprising role of empathy in preparing children for real happiness and success. She also provides parents with nine teachable habits to help nurture empathy in children – from birth to young adulthood – and explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future and in the new global, digital-driven world.
More about Dr. Michele Borba:
Dr. Michele Borba is an internationally recognized expert and author on children, teens, parenting, bullying and moral development. Her work aims to help strengthen children's character and resilience, build strong families, create compassionate and just school cultures, and reduce peer cruelty. Her practical, research-based advice is culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.
She is an NBC contributor appearing over 100 times on the TODAY show and is the regular parenting expert on Dr. Drew's "Lifechangers," where she comments on late-breaking news and offers realistic solutions. Her work has been featured on "Dr. Phil," "Dateline," "The View," "The Doctors," and "CNN," as well as Newsweek, People, Good Housekeeping, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Post, The New York Times and The Globe and Mail. She was an MSNBC contributor to two televised "Education Nation" specials.
Dr. Borba is also the award-winning author of 22 parenting and educational books translated into 14 languages. Titles include: Don't Give Me That Attitude!, Parents Do Make A Difference, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries, Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me!, No More Misbehavin', Building Moral Intelligence (cited by Publishers' Weekly as "Among the most noteworthy of 2001"), and Esteem Builders used by 1.5 million students worldwide. She writes as the parenting expert for Dr. Oz's website, and authors a daily column for her blog, Dr. Borba's Reality Check.
She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and a B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and a Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She is a former classroom teacher who has worked in regular education as well as with children with learning, physical, behavioral and emotional disabilities, and in a private practice for troubled youth. Dr. Borba lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and has three grown sons.