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4920 Seawall Blvd. Suite D, Galveston, TX 77550

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From the book cover insert:

Teens today are 40% less empathetic than those of 30 years ago. Why is lack of empathy - which goes hand in hand with the self-absorption epidemic Dr. Michelle Borba calls the Selfie Syndrome - so dangerous? For starters, it hurts kids' academic performances and leads to bullying. 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, research-based nine-step plan for reversing it. Readers will learn:


  • Why Discipline approaches like spanking, yelling and even time-out can squelch empathy
  • How lavish praise inflates kids’ egos and keeps them locked in selfie mode
  • Why reading makes kids smarter and kinder
  • How to help kids be Upstanders - not bystanders - in the face of bullying
  • Why self-control is a better predictor of wealth, health, and happiness than grades or IQ
  • Why the right mix of structured extracurricular activities and free play is key for teaching collaboration
  • How to ignite a Kindness Revolution in your kids and in your community


Join me for a weekly small book discussion and parenting support group! In preparation for Dr. Borba’s presentation at the 2017 Center for School Behavioral Health Conference, I’ve decided to host a group to get to know more about her important work and how we can prepare our kids for a bright, happy and successful future as kind, moral, courageous and resilient community members and global citizens. If you're curious and want to meet with other parents who are seeking the same answers, please contact me or register here to secure your spot.


We will meet Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 starting September 13th through October 4th. ONLY $40 total for all four sessions!

I will guide us through four sessions in the following schedule:

  1. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Discussing Chapters 1 & 2
  2. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Discussing Chapters 3 & 4
  3. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Discussing Chapters 5, 6 & 7
  4. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Discussing Chapters 8 & 9

***PAYMENT WILL BE COLLECTED AT FIRST MEETING*** via cash or Venmo

*Participants are responsible for purchasing or renting their own book*

*NO childcare will be provided and it's highly recommended that only adults attend*


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