UnSelfie Community Book Talk

Habits that give kids empathy advantage

Dublin and Hilliard City Schools are partnering in several community book talks centered around the book Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World, By Michele Borba, Ed.D.

Hailed as “an absolute must-read” (Jean Twenge) and a book that “will change your kids’ lives” (Jack Canfield), UnSelfie by Dr. Michele Borba explains what parents and educators MUST do to combat the growing empathy crisis among children today—including a 9-step empathy-building program with tips to guide kids from birth through college, and beyond.

Teens today are forty percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Why is a lack of empathy—which goes hand-in-hand with the self-absorption epidemic Dr. Michele Borba calls the Selfie Syndrome—so dangerous? First, it hurts kids’ academic performance and leads to bullying behaviors. Also, it correlates with more cheating and less resilience. And once children grow up, a lack of empathy hampers their ability to collaborate, innovate, and problem-solve—all must-have skills for the global economy.

In UnSelfie, Dr. Borba pinpoints the forces causing the empathy crisis and shares a revolutionary, researched-based, nine-step plan for reversing it.

The good news? Empathy is a trait that can be taught and nurtured. Dr. Borba offers a framework for parenting that yields the results we all want: successful, happy kids who also are kind, moral, courageous, and resilient. UnSelfie is a blueprint for parents and educators who want to kids shift their focus from I, me, and mine…to we, us, and ours.

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Book Talk Dates:

Tuesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m.
Washington Elementary, HCS 5675 Eiterman Road, Dublin 43016
Faciliators: Samantha Althouse, HCS & Scott Zeoli, DCS
Register for January 22

Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.
Thomas Elementary, DCS 4671 Tuttle Road, Dublin 43017
Faciliators: Jenny Davis/Melissa Klosterman-Lando, DCS & Kate Miller, HCS
Register for January 23

Thursday, January 24, 6:30 p.m.
Ridgewood Elementary, 4237 Dublin Road, Hilliard 43026
Faciliators: Kevin Buchman, HCS & Jenny Harden, DCS
Register for January 24

Saturday, January 26, 10:00 a.m.
Dublin City Schools Emerald Campus, 5175 Emerald Parkway, Dublin 43017
Faciliators: Pete Kurty, DCS & Cori Kindl, HCS
Register for January 26

Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 p.m.
The HUB HCS, 3859 Main St, Hilliard 43026
Faciliators: Matt Sparks, HCS & Susann Wittig, DCS
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Thursday, January 31, 6:30 p.m.
Indian Run Elementary, 80 West Bridge Street, Dublin 43017
Faciliators: Jen Schwanke, DCS & Samantha Chatman, HCS
Register for January 31