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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

How to Raise Kids Who Thrive

American kids are lonely and stressed, research says. So what can parents do to help them? That’s a question Michele Borba, EdD, seeks to answer in her free virtual talk Raising Thrivers. Based on her book Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Thrive (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2021), the talk will cover the personal traits that differentiate those kids who struggle from those who succeed. It will also offer practical, actionable ways to cultivate “thriver” traits in children—traits that will help them reach their potential throughout their lives. The talk, hosted by the Sonoma County Library, will be held on September 8, 11 a.m.–noon. Register at