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The Caring Child
Raising Empathetic and Emotionally Intelligent Children

ISBN 9781618218735
Published July 1, 2019 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Author’s Note Introduction Part I Caring in a Digital World Chapter 1 Welcome to a New Generation Chapter 2 Empathy and Compassion Defined Part II Caring and Emotional Intelligence Chapter 3 Empathy and Resilience Chapter 4 The Art of Flexibility Chapter 5 Mindfulness, Strengths Awareness, and Empathy Part III Empathy in Action Chapter 6 Empathy in the Home Chapter 7 Empathy at School Chapter 8 Empathy in the World Final Thoughts References About the Author

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Christine Fonseca has worked in the field of education for more than a decade. Relying on her expertise as a school psychologist, behavioral consultant, speaker, and parenting expert, she has been a resource for parents and children in understanding the social and emotional needs of gifted children.


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.,Lewie Dunn,Georgia Military College, 7/14/19
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. ,Lisa Conrad,Gifted Parenting Support, 8/15/19
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.,Midwest Book Review, 8/16/19