The Caring Child: Raising Empathetic and Emotionally Intelligent Children

The Caring Child: Raising Empathetic and Emotionally Intelligent Children

by Christine Fonseca


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We live in a self-centered world, despite the call from employers and thought leaders for more cooperation and compassion. Empathy, or the ability to understand other people's thoughts and emotions from their point of view, is a vital component of cooperation and necessary in our increasingly diverse world. The Caring Child: Raising Empathetic and Emotionally Intelligent Children pulls together the latest research from positive psychology to provide parents specific tools to help their children develop healthy empathy and emotional intelligence. Presented in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the book uses a combination of evidence-based strategies, real-world examples, and role-playing scenarios to provide parents with the tools needed to develop these important skills. With specific strategies to address diverse populations and LGBTQ youth, The Caring Child is the must-read resource for anyone dedicated to cultivating a more compassionate world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618218735
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,214,175
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Trained as a school psychologist, CHRISTINE FONSECA is dedicated to helping children and adults connect with their personal truth. She is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, a nationally recognized speaker, and an international consultant and coach. She lives in California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Author's Note xi

Introduction 1

Part I Caring in a Digital World 5

Chapter 1 Welcome to a New Generation 7

Chapter 2 Empathy and Compassion Defined 19

Part II Caring and Emotional Intelligence 37

Chapter 3 Empathy and Resilience 39

Chapter 4 The Art of Flexibility 53

Chapter 5 Mindfulness, Strengths Awareness, and Empathy 65

Part III Empathy in Action 79

Chapter 6 Empathy in the Home 81

Chapter 7 Empathy at School 113

Chapter 8 Empathy in the World 143

Final Thoughts 171

References 173

About the Author 179

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