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In this thoughtful and informative book, Dr. Borba lays out nine facets of empathy, why they matter, and how to cultivate them. She provides suggestions and exercises to create a culture of empathy in the home and the classroom. Each habit Dr. Borba recommends is based on extensive research and a wealth of knowledge.
“Kids must learn to control their emotions before they can recognize other’s feelings.”
“The best way to teach your child self-regulation is by modeling self-regulation yourself.”
“If there is one commonality in the exclusive club called parenting, it’s that we love our children dearly and will do everything to help them achieve their dreams. But many parents subscribe to the modern myth that boosting achievement and self-esteem is the exclusive formula to success and happiness, despite evidence that this approach is unfounded and even counterproductive."
“Empathy opens when children are in places where they feel safe, accepted, and heard. And warm relationships are the incubator of caring.”