By Michele Borba, Ed.D.
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.
Borba notes that teens today are forty percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Why is this lack of empathy, which Dr. Michele Borba calls the Selfie Syndrome so dangerous? According to Borba, a lack of empathy goes hand-in-hand with the self-absorption epidemic First, it hurts kids’ academic performance and leads to bullying behaviors, but it also correlates with more cheating and less resilience. As adults 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, nine-step plan for reversing it.