Author: Michele Borba
Title: UnSelfie Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
Print Length: 288
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
Bestselling author Michele Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthoodand explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future.Is the Selfie Syndrome Undermining Our Kids Future? Teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Why is a lack of empathywhich goes hand-in-hand with the self-absorption epidemic Dr. Michele Borba calls the Selfie Syndromeso dangerous? First, it hurts kids academic performance and leads to bullying behaviors. Also, it correlates with more cheating and less resilience. And once children grow up, a lack of empathy hampers their ability to collaborate, innovate, and problem-solveall must-have skills for the global economy. In UnSelfie Dr. Borba pinpoints the forces causing the empathy crisis and shares a revolutionary, researched-based, 9-step plan for reversing it. Readers will learn: -Why discipline approaches like spanking, yelling, and even time-out can squelch empathy -How lavish praise inflates kids egos and keeps them locked in selfie mode -Why reading makes kids smarter and kinder -How to help kids be Upstandersnot bystandersin the face of bullying -Why self-control is a better predictor of wealth, health, and happiness than grades or IQ -Why the right mix of structured extracurricular activities and free play is key for teaching collaboration -How to ignite a Kindness Revolution in your kids and community The good news? Empathy is a trait that can be taught and nurtured. Dr. Borba offers a framework for parenting that yields the results we all want: successful, happy kids who also are kind, moral, courageous, and resilient. UnSelfie is a blueprint for parents and educators who want to kids shift their focus from I, me, and mineto we, us, and ours.