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Dr. Borba is as well-known for her down-to-earth speaking style as she is for cutting-edge insights. Her informative presentations leave audiences with usable strategies. Dr. Borba is a regular contributor to the TODAY show (over 150 appearances) and has also appeared on Dateline, Dr. Phil, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, Fox and CNN. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, TIME, People, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, Reader’s Digest and The Globe and Mail. Dr. Borba is also recognized globally for her work on bullying prevention and youth violence prevention.
She is the award-winning author of 24 books translated into 19 languages, including Nobody Likes Me, No More Misbehavin’, Don’t Give Me that Attitude!, Building Moral Intelligence, Parents Do Make A Difference, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy, and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. Her latest book (spring 2021) is Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine.
Awards include the National Educator Award (presented by the National Council of Self-Esteem), National Child Safety Award of 2016 by Child Safety Network, Santa Clara University’s Outstanding Alumna Award, Outstanding Contribution to the Educational Profession by the Bureau of Education and Research, and a 2016 SHORTY nominee for “Best Social Media Influencer in Parenting.” She was named Honorary Chairperson for Self-Esteem in Hong Kong, consultant for the Character Education and Civic Engagement for the U.S. Dept of Education, Disney Influencer, and Goodwill Ambassador for MIT’s One Laptop Per Child project. Her proposal, “Ending School Violence and Bullying” (SB1667), was signed into California law in 2002.
Dr. Borba is a former classroom and special education teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work in a private practice with children with learning and emotional disabilities. She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and has three grown sons.