Parenting, Child & Teen Expert • Educational Psychologist • Author • Speaker
Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, education, bullying and ethical development. Her work aims to help strengthen children’s character, build strong families, reduce peer cruelty and build compassionate and just learning communities. She has presented keynote addresses and workshops throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific and has served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations. Dr. Borba offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators world-wide. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Bullying” (SB1667) was signed into California law in 2002.
National media regularly depend on Dr. Borba as the expert on parenting, bullying prevention, educational and child issues. She is an NBC contributor appearing over 100 times on the TODAY show and featured on Dr. Phil, Dateline, The View, The Doctors, Nightly News, MSNBC, Fox News, The Early Show, CNN, and to discuss late-breaking news and solutions. She is the parenting expert on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers and national publications including Newsweek, People, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times and The Globe and Mail.
Dr. Borba serves as national media spokesperson on family issues for corporations including 3M, Ragu, All, Office Depot, Splenda, General Mills, Similac, Galderma, V-Tech, Cetaphil, RC2 Learning Curve, Florida OJ, and as a parenting consultant for Wal-Mart, McDonalds and Johnson & Johnson. She is a board member for Parents, Character Education Partnerships, Boys & Girls Club of America Focus on Family, and is the Ambassador for OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) helping distribute laptops to children in third-world countries and serve as spokesperson.
She is the award-winning author of 22 books translated in 14 languages including Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me!, No More Misbehavin’, Don’t Give Me That Attitude!, Parents Do Make A Difference, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries, Building Moral Intelligence (cited by Publishers’ Weekly as “Among the most noteworthy of 2001”), and Esteem Builders used by 1.5 million students worldwide.
Her numerous awards include the National Educator Award, presented by the National Council of Self-Esteem; Santa Clara University’s Outstanding Alumna Award; and the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Educational Profession, presented by the Bureau of Education and Research. She was named the Honorary Chairperson for the Implementation of Self-Esteem in Hong Kong and served as a consultant for the Center Resource Group for Character Education and Civic Engagement for the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Borba 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 a Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She is a former classroom teacher who has worked in regular education as well as with children with learning, physical, behavioral and emotional disabilities and in private practice for troubled youth.
She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and has three grown sons.