12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know

12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know

Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids

By Michele Borba

Jossey-Bass, Paperback, 9780787980962, 284pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2006

Best-selling parenting guru Michele Borba, the mother of three, has surveyed 5,000 mothers for their experience and wisdom in raising happier, more confident kids by returning to a more natural, authentic kind of mothering. She shares 12 top secrets of successful moms culled from her research and shows how to apply them to your family.

You'll learn how to... Apply the 12 essential principles that child experts and 5,000 parents say matter most in good mothering Raise children with confidence, resilience, and character Create a customized mothering plan and use it so it leads to success with your child Cut the guilt and reduce the stress by sticking to what really counts in parenting good kids today Discover simple ways to make big differences in your family's life.

About the Author
Michele Borba is a former classroom teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work with children with learning, physical, behavioral, and emotional disabilities. She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an MA in Learning Disabilities and BA from the University of Santa Clara, and earned a Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She is a regular NBC contributor who has appeared 125 times on the "Today" show and has been featured as an expert on "Dr. Phil", "Dateline", "The View", "NBC Nightly News", "The Doctors", "MSNBC", "Fox & Friends", "Inside Edition", "Fox Headline News", "The Early Show", and CNN, among many others. She lives in Palm Springs, California, with her husband and is the mother of three grown sons.