UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Michele Borba

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UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World Read Online Free - Bestselling author Michele Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood—and 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 empathy—which goes hand-in-hand with the self-absorption epidemic Dr. Michele Borba calls the Selfie Syndrome—so 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-solve—all 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 Upstanders—not 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 mine…to we, us, and ours.

Title : UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
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ISBN : 1501110039
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Ashley rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 14, 2016

While I wholeheartedly agree with the concept of raising children to be empathetic, and do so with my own child, I found this book to be weighted down with lists, acronyms, and various things for parents to remember and do. So much so that it is impractical for most parents to even attempt to imp...

Jason rated it ★★★★★

February 08, 2017

Audiobook. I almost gave up on it after the intro thinking this was one of those "here is how to make your kids better than other people's kids" books targeted at the type A crowd (and I almost gave up on it later when she mentioned being on Dr Phil :) ). But I was more than pleasantly surprised...

Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

August 15, 2017

The trouble with a book like this is that the audience isn't likely to be parents who aren't already trying to raise empathetic kids. No parent who lets social media and TV raise their kid and doesn't care what their kid hears and witnesses is gonna pick this up and say "this looks like a good re...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★★

September 18, 2017

Michele Borba writes an amazing book that outlines a nine step program to help parents, and teachers, raise empathetic humans. A great read with strategies to help you tap into the empathy of your kids. I really liked this book, and found some great strategies and stories to use with both my son...

Kyle rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 13, 2016

I did not finish this book. I was totally on-board with everything said in it... until the feminist author started in on blaming "violent video games" for the decline of empathy in society. I'm sorry, but we had video games starting in the late 20th century that depicted violence graphically. Wha...

Kathy rated it ★★★★★

June 27, 2016

Powerful must-read for parents and educators...

Melody rated it ★★★★☆

February 03, 2017

This is a must-read parenting book; we live in a world where kindness and empathy are under-valued and yet desperately needed. The author makes a clear case for why kindness is not only the right thing to teach kids, but also positively impacts all areas of their lives, including both happiness a...

Mehrsa rated it ★★★☆☆

December 14, 2017

I am not sure there's anything new here. I know we're all in freakout mode about selfies and technology, but the advice in here is pretty ancient: teach your kids empathy and how to not be a-holes. There were some good hints in there about helping kids label emotions, but I believe most parents a...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

June 11, 2017

One. Day. Read. Yes, start to finish I couldn't put it down. From the research to the practical application, #UnSelfie helps the adults learn more about the barriers kids today have at reaching their best selves and how we can help bridge that gap.

Jonathan rated it ★★★★☆

January 16, 2018

This book is great for a person with children but is not meant for a younger person just wondering about where are society is headed

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