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.
Trained as an educational 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. Critically acclaimed titles include Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students and Letting Go.