Does it seem to you that kids today are more self-absorbed and have less empathy?
Many of my wealth management clients are concerned about raising altruistic children–kids with empathy–who are not only successful in school and extra curricular activities, but who want to make the world a better place.
What kinds of leaders do we hope to have for tomorrow?
How can we help our kids develop a sense of caring and kindness towards others?
Parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba is the author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in an All-About-Me World.
I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Borba and am pleased to share our conversation with you. In this podcast, we dive into conversation about the relationship between privilege and empathy, what makes us altruistic and what doesn’t, and how putting the emphasis on grades over empathy can actually counter your child’s successful future.
Dr. Borba is one of the foremost authorities on childhood development in the country. An internationally recognized educator and speaker, she is a best selling author on the topics of character and social-emotional development, bullying prevention and parenting. She has authored many books, been interviewed by countless national magazines, and appeared well over 100 times on NBC’s Today Show alone!
I enjoyed her energy and enthusiasm and definitely came away with some food for thought about where we are going as a culture in terms of raising strong, caring leaders.
I also found her willingness to connect her theories to wealth and abundance issues that our client’s face particularly interesting.
Be sure to visit www.micheleborba.com for more information about her extensive body of work and ground-breaking research.
I’d love to hear your insights about this important topic. Leave a comment, email me at John@highlandprivate.com, or reach out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @jcchristianson.
Thanks for listening!