This is a wonderful nonfiction book with an important theme for parents and caregivers. It encourages us as adults, teachers, parents, and caregivers to show kids empathy in all our dealings with them. This one thing can change how kids view their world and themselves.
Empathy can also help our kids overcome anger and anxiety by showing them unconditional love and concern. This book is written in a very engaging style so that the reader can take away many points in how to be more empathetic to their child.
Also, caregivers and teachers can take away a lot of tips in this book that will help them to take care of kids in a manner that will illustrate how to show empathy towards them and their teammates. Children must learn how to give and receive empathy, and this book will teach them how to do both.
This book is solidly based on scientific knowledge of the human condition. But more than that it takes us into the pedagogy of how one can develop and foster attachment, emotional literacy, authentic communication and social inclusion. It shows how caregivers can take even the toughest kids and give them an experience which will literally change their lies by helping them get in touch with what it means to be human in a world of diversity, which is a very tough world for them to be brought into.
I believe this is a very important book for all parents, teachers, caregivers and anyone who works with kids. We live in a very tough world that kids have to learn to not only exist in but also thrive in. This book written by Mary Gordon, an educator, will help every parent and adult who works with kids to do just that.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth