As part of Cathedral Parish School's 100 Year Celebration we are pleased to present the St. Augustine Community with the gift of a message on Empathy and Compassion. Best selling author of 24 books, Dr. Michele Borba is launching her next highly anticipated book, UnSelfie, Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World in St. Augustine.
UnSelfie offers 9 proven habits to help nurture empathy in children from birth to young adulthood--and explains why developing empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the new global, digital driven world.
In our hyper-connected, social-media-saturated society, many of us (especially young people) are so obsessed with snapping “selfies” and living a virtual life online that we’re forgetting how to care for the people right in front of us IRL (that’s “in real life”). That resulting Selfie Syndrome is leading to an empathy crisis among today’s youth—teens today are 40% less empathetic than they were just a generation ago, and narcissism has increased 58%.
There will be books for sale before and after the event, and a book signing with Michele Borba after the event. Visit www.micheleborba.com to learn more.
Dr. Borba is an internationally-recognized educational psychologist and parenting, bullying and character expert whose aim is to strengthen children’s empathy and resilience, and create safe, compassionate school cultures. She has spoken to parents and teachers on five continents and delivered keynotes to over one million participants including Harvard, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, USAFA, Common Ground, Character.org, Kaiser Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, Girl Scouts of America, Wall Mart, McDonalds, Santa Clara University, and at a soon to be TEDx talk. She is a regular NBC contributor appearing 135 times on the Today show, featured on three Dateline specials as well as Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Doctors, Fox News, The Early Show, CNN and others. A best-selling author of 24 books and former classroom teacher, she is a wife and proud mom of three sons.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All ages welcome.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The event is at Lewis Auditorium. Parking is downtown St. Augustine.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Recording of the event is not allowed, however you can take pictures. Food and drink is not allowed.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Melanie and Jodi at SpeakerSeries2016@gmail.com for questions
You can also contact Jodi via cell phone at 904-669-4376.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If the event is sold out, it's advised to either have your ticket or your cellphone ticket
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
It depends - if the other person doesn't show up.
How much does UnSelfie cost and what forms of payment do you accept?
There is no charge to attend this event. Cathedral Parish School is pleased to bring you this event at no charge as our gift to the St. Augustine Community as part our our 100 year Celebration. Books will be available for purchase at the event and can be signed by the author. We will accept cash, local check or credit card for purchases on books.