This podcast will focus on the habits of empathy that we truly need to encourage in every child for the good of their futures…and the good of ours. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. It allows our hearts to go out to others, care deeply, help, uplift, connect and love. In a world that often seems to shout, “go big or go home,” “take no prisoners,” and “let’s take a selfie!” empathy seems to be getting crowded out of the child-raising conversation- and yet, empathy is vital to health, wealth, happiness, relationship satisfaction and resilience. It promotes kindness, reduces incidents of bullying and boosts critical thinking skills. Empathy, according to our expert guest, Michele Borba (author of Unselfie), is the core to everything that makes a society civilized, but above all, it makes out children better people.