Guide to empathy

Caring for others is an essential skill that can give today’s young people a leg up in all aspects of their lives. So says author Michele Borba, an internationally recognized parenting expert.

Her new book — UNSELFIE: Why Empathic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, coming out this month — gives parents “science-backed” tools for teaching empathy the age of “selfie syndrome,” defined as a documented 40 percent decrease in empathy skills among today’s kids, compared to children 30 years ago.

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