Hailed as "an absolute must-read" (Jean Twenge) and a book that "will change your kids' lives" (Jack Canfield),
UnSelfie by Dr. Michele Borba explains what parents and educators MUST do to combat the growing empathy crisis among children today--including a 9-step empathy-building program with tips to guide kids from birth through college, and beyond.
Teens today are forty 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.
UnSelfie Dr. Borba pinpoints the forces causing the empathy crisis and shares a revolutionary, researched-based, nine-step plan for reversing it.
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
we, us, and
About the AuthorView
Michele Borba is a former classroom teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work with children with learning, physical, behavioral, and emotional disabilities. She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an MA in Learning Disabilities and BA from the University of Santa Clara, and earned a Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She is a regular NBC contributor who has appeared 125 times on the "Today" show and has been featured as an expert on "Dr. Phil", "Dateline", "The View", "NBC Nightly News", "The Doctors", "MSNBC", "Fox & Friends", "Inside Edition", "Fox Headline News", "The Early Show", and CNN, among many others. She lives in Palm Springs, California, with her husband and is the mother of three grown sons.