Author: Christine Fonseca
Product Code: 8735
ISBN: 9781618218735
Pages: 200
Availability: In stock.

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.

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by Ww
on 7/30/2019
from CA
An essential resource for parents
Empathy is such a complex subject to approach with children; like they get it instinctively when they’re little but as they grow the more difficult it is for them to not only empathize with their peers but also with their parents. Christine’s book helped me learn how to take a different approach to talking with my tween so she cares more about her behavior towards others and how we can help her understand empathy better. I’ve still got a lot to learn, and my daughter seems to be in a constant state of change which makes things even more challenging, but this book really helped give me a tremendous head start. Highly recommend.
by Susana Arango
on 7/30/2019
from Bogotá, Colombia
The Book Every Teacher Needs to Read
Christine Fonseca is an outstanding storyteller, and in this book, she demonstrates her capacity to do in-depth research and present her findings in a clear, intuitive, and pragmatic style. Her book has a wonderful balance between strong scientific fact, heart-warming anecdotes, and strategies that you can start applying right from the beginning. 
In my role as an educator, I always knew the importance of fostering a caring classroom, but I frequently felt lost trying to decide the right strategies to communicate these ideas to my students and to create consensus with parents and other teachers. 'The Caring Child' is a wonderful tool not only to gain clarity on the topic of emotional intelligence but also to establish common ground within the school community to give our children the support they desperately need.  
by Stacey Turknett
on 7/21/2019
from Fl
A go to guide on teaching empathy
As a veteran educator and parenting coach, I am excited by the content in Christine Fonesca’s new book. This book gives parents and educators easy to implement, practical ways to raising empathetic children. I am so glad that Christine took the time to do the research and then deliver to  us a user-friendly book! Each chapter leaves you with resources for your parenting toolbox. I know what I will personally be giving to new parents and to my friends in education. 
by Chris Check
on 7/9/2019
from California
This is such an important and timely book! Christine Fonseca gives voice to this generation's unique differences and explains the reasons for this difference in a clear, researched manner.  More importantly, she provides multiple easy-to-implement ways to raise caring, empathetic, yet resilient children in this technology-laden time period.  
The format of this book make it very easy to read, whether you read it cover to cover or when looking for specific resources and ideas.  There are action steps at the end of each chapter for parents, whiteboard workshop for educators, and tip sheets for us all.  You will want to keep this book on your bookshelf forever as it is loaded with activities and resources.
After reading this book, I have decided that I will add it to every baby gift shower gift I give from now on.  We all can make the world a better place by buying this book and putting it in practice! 
by Emily
on 7/9/2019
from O'Fallon
Excellent Resource for Parents and Teachers
Opportunities to help our children learn perspective taking and empathy are so important and Christine does an amazing job of helping adults understand their role in that development through this book. Including both parenting and teaching techniques throughout the book, she gives easy-to-use and research-based interventions to help our kids become more caring individuals.
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Review: Midwest Book Review - August 16, 2019
The Caring Child: Raising Empathetic and Emotionally Intelligent Children is an ideal and impressively informative instructional guide that is unreservedly recommended as a core addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library Contemporary Parenting collections and supplemental studies lists.
Review by: Lisa Conrad, Gifted Parenting Support - August 15, 2019
The Caring Child is an important and timely read for all parents. . . . It is imperative that parents today create an environment of love and support; modeling behavior they want to be seen in their children. But that’s a tall order. The Caring Child is a toolbox of ideas on how this can be done.
Review by: Lewie Dunn, Georgia Military College - July 14, 2019
The author does a fine job of providing both a work that can be used not only by educators but at the same time by parents and even by the child at older levels of development. The work is very easy to read and once engaged the reader will move easy from chapter to chapter. Well referenced and with the author's "Tip Sheets" the reader will develop a deeper understanding of the iGen or Gen Z as they read along.

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