The Empathy Advantage: Coaching Children to Be Kind, Respectful, and Successful

The Empathy Advantage: Coaching Children to Be Kind, Respectful, and Successful

by Lynne Azarchi

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Overview

We live in a time when empathy is not only lacking but on the decline. Kids are bullied because of the color of their skin, religion, culture, a disability and more. Bullying and cyberbullying are increasing, especially for black and brown kids, LGBT youth, and Jewish and Muslim youth. Fueled by decreases in respect, kindness, and compassion, the house is on fire! Empathy may be not be a cure-all, but just a little effort can transform a child into a more sensitive, caring human being. The good news is that empathy - the ability to "walk in someone else's shoes" - can be taught. This book is all about teaching adults to teach empathy to kids. The payoff will last a lifetime. In this helpful guide, parents, caregivers and teachers are coached to help their children and students to develop social-emotional skills that will equip them to better navigate the world with self-compassion and empathetic concern. The Empathy Advantage is for the busiest parents and educators. It provides tips, strategies, online resources, and activities that are fun and engaging and take just 10 to 20 minutes. It emphasizes the importance of starting early, being good role models, spending quality face-to-face time together, and more. It will help readers understand the dynamics of bullying and teach children to stand up not only for themselves but others. And it explores other topics including managing media in the home, the value of pets in inculcating empathy, active listening, and self-compassion - i.e. being as forgiving and kind to yourself as you would to a friend.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538143704
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/04/2020
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 526,450
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lynne Azarchi is executive director of Kidsbridge Tolerance Center outside of Trenton, New Jersey—a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering bullying prevention, anti-bias, diversity appreciation, empathy, and empowerment strategies for youth. She is a tireless advocate for improving the lives of at-risk youth in communities across New Jersey. Kidsbridge is the only evidence-based center dedicated to youth in the country, with more than 2,500 preschool, elementary, and middle school students and educators improving their social-emotional skills each year. Azarchi has won many awards and been published both in newspapers and academic journals. She is a frequent speaker to parent and teacher groups, corporations and major educational conferences . She lives with her husband in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS Acknowledgments Chapter 1 – Why YOU Should Care about Empathy Chapter 2 – Empathy CAN Be Taught Chapter 3 – The Science and Biology of Empathy Chapter 4 – Empathy 101: Defining How Empathy Fits in with Other Emotional Skills Chapter 5 – Empathy, Media, and Social Media Chapter 6 – Parent Tips – Strengthening Moral Compasses Chapter 7 – Teaching Empathy: Infant to Three Years Chapter 8 – Teaching Empathy: Three to Six Years Chapter 9 – Teaching Empathy: Elementary Years Chapter 10 – Teaching Empathy: Middle School Years Chapter 11 – Teaching Empathy: High School Years Chapter 12 – Empathy: Critical for Bullying Prevention Chapter 13 – What Parents Want Chapter 14 – Self-Compassion and Self-Empathy Chapter 15 – Active Listening Chapter 16 – Empathy and Gender Chapter 17 – Empathy’s Cousins: Social-Emotional Skills Chapter 18 – Teaching Empathy through Documentary Films, Storytelling, and Photos Chapter 19 – Pets and Empathy Chapter 20 – Heroes and More Heroes Chapter 21 – Empathy and Paying It Forward Last Thoughts Appendices Bibliography

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