author of 22 books
||The Warning Signs of Violence
by Michele Borba, Ed.D.
Author of Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing
MORAL IQ TIP: Look for ways for your child to do kindly deeds, not just in your home but also in your community. For example: taking extra toys to a children's ward in a hospital, working at a soup kitchen, planting flowers at a shelter, or reading to the elderly. The more your child experiences the miracles of kindness when young, the greater the likelihood that she will make kindness a habit for life.
These warning signs of violence were developed by the U.S. Department of Education
If you have ANY concerns about your child, seek help immediately. Please, don't wait.
- Social withdrawal
- Excessive feelings of isolation or rejection
- Being a victim of violence
- Feelings of being picked on and persecuted
- Uncontrolled anger
- Low school interest and poor academic performance
- Impulsive and chronic hitting, intimidating, bullying
- Expression of violence in writings and drawings
- History of discipline problems
- Past history of violent and aggressive behavior
- Drug use and alcohol use
- Affiliation with gangs
- Inappropriate access to, possession of, and use of firearms
- Intolerance for differences, prejudicial attitudes
- Serious threats of violence.
Dr. Michele Borba is an educational consultant and author who has conducted parent and teacher seminars to over half a million participants. Her latest book is Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing (Jossey Bass Publishers). Information on her publications and seminars can be accessed through her Web site, www.moralintelligence.com.
© 2001 by Michele Borba. Please contact for permission to reprint.