Principle of Charity
Nature Vs Nurture Pt 2: The Alternate View on Moulding Kids with Michele Borba
Thirty years talking to kids, parents and teachers and analyzing data from across the globe, has led US educator Michele Borba to a categoric conclusion: parents can indeed shape those character strengths of their children that will ultimately determine how successful they are in life.
So what are the character traits that can be moulded and how should parents go about doing it in ways that a child will respond to? Can you teach resilience and optimism? Emile and Lloyd discuss with Michele the dilemmas for parents awash with advice and pressure on how to raise their kids.
Dr Michele Borba is an internationally recognised parenting and child development expert. She has a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of San Francisco and began her professional life as a specialist teacher to children with learning disabilities.
Her guide to raising children focuses on strengthening children’s character, resilience and ‘moral intelligence’ and her evidence-based advocacy for cultivating empathy in children has captured the attention of governments, corporations and educators across the globe.
She was named Honorary Chairperson for Self-Esteem in Hong Kong, consultant for the Character Education and Civic Engagement for the U.S. Dept of Education, Disney Influencer, and Goodwill Ambassador for M.I.T.’s One Laptop per Child project.
Michele is also an author. Her books have been translated into 19 languages. Among her most popular titles is Parents Do Make A Difference, How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds and Caring Hearts. Her most recent book Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine is a best-seller.
A frequent guest on the US “Today” Show, Michele has received numerous awards including the National Educator Award (presented by the National Council of Self-Esteem), Outstanding Contribution to the Educational Profession by the Bureau of Education and Research and a 2016 SHORTY nominee for “Best Social Media Influencer in Parenting.”
She’s also a parent to three sons.
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This Podcast is Produced by Jonah Primo and Bronwen Reid
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