In this episode, Dr. Michele Borba, author of the book ‘Thrivers’, and I discuss the importance of teaching children resilience and optimism. 

We explore parenting strategies and practical tips for nurturing self-confidence, empathy, and self-control in kids. Our conversation highlights the role of parents in helping children navigate challenges and develop the skills needed to thrive in today’s uncertain world.

We cover:

  • [3:50] Teaching our kids self empowerment
  • [8:05] Three categories of character strengths
  • [10:05] Nurturing a caring heart and developing self-confidence
  • [14:10] Seven traits and using them interchangeably 
  • [17:20] Developing a strong mind and self-control
  • [22:10] Noticing when kids are feeling out of control and responding calmly
  • [24:00] The impact of stress in our kids’ lives
  • [26:40] Developing and encouraging optimism 
  • [35:05] Advice she would give to her younger parent self

Dr. Michelle is an educational psychologist, bestselling author, and Today Show contributor who has spoken to over 1 million participants on five continents and to countless media about child development issues.

She blends 40 years of teaching and consulting experience with the latest science to offer sound Realistic advice to parents and teachers and child advocates about helping children thrive.

Download the episode transcript HERE

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Michele

Connect with Sarah Rosensweet  

Want your question answered on the Peaceful Parenting Podcast?

Please record your question. Your recording may be played on the podcast. You will be asked for your name and email. This is only for me! I will only use your first initial if I answer your question on the podcast.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

"How To Stop Yelling At Your Kids" 


Ready to transform your parenting experience? Bid farewell to losing your cool and the guilt that follows, as you learn effective strategies to replace yelling with composure, creating a more joyful and relaxed atmosphere for both you and your children.

Access the Free Training

Take the next step forward! 

Book a free consult call 

Sign up below for a free short consult to learn how we can help you to become the parent you want to be. 

|  site credit

|  Terms


Free e-course

How To Stop Yelling At Your Kids