Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing

Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing

by Michele Borba


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Gain a new understanding of moral intelligence, and a step-by-step program for its achievement from bestselling author, Michele Borba. In this indispensable book for parents, Borba has created a new break-through in conceptualizing and teaching virtue, character and values under the auspices of a measurable capacity — Moral Intelligence. This book confronts the front-page crisis we now face in our country regarding youth violence, alienation, self-destructive behavior, cold-heartedness, lack of compassion, insensitivity, intolerance and the break down of values. The author provides a new way to understand, evaluate and inspire our kids with the seven essential virtues which comprise moral intelligence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787962265
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/11/2002
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 729,518
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The Author

Michele Borba, Ed.D., a former classroom teacher, is an internationally renowned consultant and educator who has presented workshops to over half a million participants. She is the recipient of the National Educator Award and the author of eighteen books including Parents Do Make a Difference (Jossey-Bass), which was named by Child Magazine as an "outstanding parenting book of the year." She is a frequent guest expert on television and National Public Radio talk shows including The View, Fox & Friends, and The Parent Table. She is an expert columnist for Oxygen Media, honorary advisory board member for Parents magazine, and is quoted in numerous national publications. She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and three teenage sons. On the web at or

Table of Contents

Foreword by Thomas Lickona.


The 1st Essential Virtue: Empathy.

The 2nd Essential Virtue: Conscience.

The 3rd Essential Virtue: Self-Control.

The 4th Essential Virtue: Respect.

The 5th Essential Virtue: Kindness.

The 6th Essential Virtue: Tolerance.

The 7th Essential Virtue: Fairness.


Resources for Building Moral Intelligence.


Book Discussion Guide.

About the Author.


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