(With all that we are hearing, reading and experiencing daily, I thought reprinting this short excerpt from Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, by Michele Borba, would be a very good idea.)
“What trait do kids really need to be happy and successful?” Over the years, hundreds of parents have asked me that question. My answer surprises most: empathy. More than acing tests or earning fancy degrees, kids — and adults — who understand and appreciate the people around them are better able to collaborate, innovate and problem-solve. Studies show they are happier too.
– Debbie Williamson