SOURCE: DWJ Television

November 11, 2008 14:56 ET

A Bleak Economy Offers Some Life Lessons for Young Children With Dr. Michele Borba

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - Children need to learn to give, not just get, according to child development experts, and this holiday season is a prime time to teach the importance of giving.

Dr. Michele Borba, psychologist and author of "Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids," says that compassion, empathy and fairness come naturally to children, but these qualities need to be nurtured or they may be lost as children mature. Dr. Borba suggests that parents should encourage learning these skills through play and real-life experiences.

Dr. Borba helped Learning Curve develop The Mrs. Goodbee Interactive Dollhouse, a talking dollhouse that encourages sharing through more than 400 activities and songs. Another plus: when a child receives the dollhouse, the box it comes in becomes a "Carton of Caring," to be filled with clothing and toys to donate to Goodwill agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

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