Raising Thrivers: Author Talk With Dr. Michele Borba

Presented on: Thursday, September 8th at 1:00 PM CDT

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Join us in conversation with bestselling author and expert in child development, Dr. Michele Borba, as she discusses her book, "Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine."

Data shows that today’s youth are the loneliest, most stressed and risk-averse on record. Though well-educated, they are failing to launch in real life. So how can we teach them to be mentally strong and more successful? Dr. Michele Borba empowers educators and parents to help kids thrive in today’s fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Through her research, she found the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down to the personal traits that set thrivers apart and prepare for happiness and a greater potential later in life. She offers practical, actionable ways to develop the traits of thrivers in your kids and shows you how to teach them to cope today so that they can flourish tomorrow, in school and in life.

About the author: Michele Borba, Ed.D., the author of "UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World," is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and expert in parenting, bullying and character development. She has been a regular NBC contributor on "Today," and has been featured as an expert on "Dateline," "The View," "Dr. Phil," "NBC Nightly News," "Fox & Friends," "Dr. Oz," "The Early Show" and many others.

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