Dr. Michele Borba
Child Expert • Educational Psychologist • Best-Selling Author • Speaker
Many of you know Mark and I have brought the Southern Minnesota Social Media Breakfast to Albert Lea. We are passionate to give businesses and organizations tools to implement to help them thrive and grow. While we love social media as a tool, we do not love how social media has begun to replace relationships in peoples lives. There is a real danger for social media to become the only socializing you do. It is also a dangerous place for bullying to take place.
Imagine kid and teenage drama in the halls of middle schools, junior highs and high schools. Now, imagine this same mean drama in a secret world where these kids and teens believe they are not being watched and monitored (in some cases they are not being monitored or mentored with their devices). It is a very serious and real problem. We have all heard of numerous kids taking their own lives because of bullying off-line and on-line bullying.
I want to introduce you to a woman who has made it her mission to begin teaching our world to “Unselfie”. Challenging adults, caregivers and schools to get their hands dirty to tackle these very serious issues. Dr. Michele Borba is a leading international expert on parenting and cyberbullying. She is the author of two books, ‘The 6 Rs of Bullying Prevention’ and her latest book ‘Unselfife, Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All-About-Me World’.
“Empathy is the root of humanity and the foundation that helps our children become good, caring people. But the Empathy Advantage also gives them a huge edge at happiness and success.” –Michele Borba, Ed.D., from UnSelfie
I have great news! Dr. Michele Borba is coming to Southern Minnesota September 29th and she will be speaking in the Albert Lea High School Auditorium beginning at 6:30pm. Albert Lea Businesses have come together to sponsor this event. Because of their kind donations this event is FREE and OPEN to the public to attend.
“Michele Borba is an educational psychologist and former teacher who has worked with parents and teachers on four continents. She is a regular NBC/TODAY show contributor and has been featured as a parenting expert on Dr. Phil, Dateline, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Doctors, MSNBC, Fox & Friends, Inside Edition, Dr. Oz, Fox Headline News, The Early Show, and CNN, among many others. She is the award-winning author of 22 books translated into 14 languages. Borba is a Bay Area native whocurrently resides in Palm Springs, California with her husband, and is the mother of three grown sons.”
I want to take this time to thank the many sponsors who have made this FREE event possible:
Social Connections, LLC
Albert Lea Monument
Community Education/Albert Lea School District
Country Inn & Suites of Albert Lea
Mrs. Gerry’s Kitchen
If you have any questions regard this event, please email me at [email protected].