Thrivers: Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine
Date and Time:
Apr 14 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Michele Borba

Thrivers: Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine

Community Event

The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present a book launch for Thrivers with educational psychologist Michele Borba at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.

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How can we help our children flourish in this often uncertain world? Here is the science on resilience from experts in the field and hundreds of interviews (with some local) students. Learn the seven character traits that set Thrivers apart and the practical, actionable ways to develop these traits in children from preschool through high school. We can teach these strategies to set kids up for optimism with stress management / coping skills, to build the motivation to thrive now and in the future.

Borba is the author of 24 books for parents and educators, including the bestseller, UnSelfie. She is an internationally recognized expert in parenting, empathy, social emotional learning, character development, bullying and resilience.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Holiday Inn/Carol Stream, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.

For further information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or