Michele Borba, Ed.D.

Phyllis Chesler Internationally renowned educator and child-development expert, Michele Borba, Ed.D., dedicates herself to providing practical, solution-based strategies to strengthening children’s behavior, Ideal Marriage by Peter Friedman self-esteem, character, and social development. Borba is the award-winning author of 21 books; her most recent is 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006).

In her latest book, Michele Borba confronts the current crisis in mothering – the over-extended and over-stressed mom. The list of responsibilities a mother faces in her attempts to do everything for her children is unending: driving to soccer practices, reviewing test-prep materials, helping with homework, and so on. This constant stress can also be toxic for the children, leading to kids who are rebellious, depressed, anxious, overweight, or anorexic. Borba, who surveyed thousands of mothers, reveals how to achieve a more natural and authentic style of mothering that builds happier and more confident children. Christiane Northrup, M.D, the best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, says, “12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know is a Godsend for all the anxious, stressed-out mothers who worry that they’re not ‘doing enough’ (and that’s pretty much everyone!).”

Ideal Marriage by Peter Friedman A sought-after motivational speaker, Michele Borba addresses educators and parents worldwide, and has served as an educational consultant to hundreds of schools and organizations. Her proposal, “Ending School Violence and Student Bullying” (SB 1667) was signed into California law in 2002. Borba is regularly consulted for her expert advice on television shows, including: “Today,” “The View,” “Fox & Friends,” “Countdown, MSNBC,” “The Early Show,” “Canada AM,” and “NPR: Talk of the Nation.” She has also been interviewed by numerous publications, including Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Reader’s Digest, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Better Homes & Garden, Parenting, and Child. Her article publications have appeared in Redbook, Parents, and Family Circle. She serves on Parents magazine’s honorary advisory board and as an expert to ClubMom.

Borba’s strong and extensive backlist of books include Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me! , No More Misbehavin’, 38 Difficult Behaviors and How to Stop Them, Don’t Give Me that Attitude!, Building Moral Intelligence (cited by Publishers’ Weekly as “among the most noteworthy of 2001”) and Parents Do Make A Difference (selected by Child Magazine as “Outstanding Parenting Book of 1999”).

–Jason Przybylski


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