Michele Borba, Ed.D., the CLR Chore Wars expert, is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, parenting expert and child and adolescent expert. She is recognized for her practical, solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s behavior, character, and social development, and to build strong families. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Student Bullying” (SB1667) was signed into California law in 2002. She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.
Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor who has appeared over 80 times as a parent expert on the Today Show as well as countless talk shows including: Dr. Phil, The View, and more. She serves on boards for Parents magazine, Character Education Partnerships, Boys & Girls Club of America, and writes the blog, “Parenting Solutions” for iVillage.
She is the award-winning author of 23 books including Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me!, No More Misbehavin’, Don’t Give Me that Attitude!, 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids, Building Moral Intelligence (cited by Publishers’ Weekly as “Among the most noteworthy of 2001”), Parents Do Make A Difference, and Esteem Builders (used by 1.5 million students worldwide). Her latest book is The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries (Jossey-Bass).
Her numerous awards include the National Educator Award (presented by the National Council of Self-Esteem) 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 is a former classroom and college teacher and has had a wide range of teaching experience, including work in regular education as well as work with children with learning, physical, behavioral, and emotional disabilities. She and her husband were partners in a private practice for troubled youth. 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 earned a Life Teaching Credential. She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and has three grown sons.