According to Michele Borba, "selfie syndrome" - the self-absorbed craze permeating today's culture -is "eroding our children's character" and developing the saddest and most stressed-out generation on record.
In her new book, the well-known educational psychologist and author of "The Big?Book of Parenting" says the quality of which she is most proud in her grown sons is their capacity for empathy, or the ability to put themselves in someone else's shoes and treat them with dignity.
Borba outlines nine habits to instill the "Empathy Advantage" in kids that will help them grow into happy, caring and successful adults. "The ability to understand others' feelings and needs can be nurtured," she writes. "It's up to adults not to let the kids down."
"Passionately written and impeccably researched, 'UnSelfie' has practical strategies on every page that you can use right away. This book is a keeper - one you'll keep close by throughout your life as a parent of school-age kids."
- Rachel Simmons (author of "Curse of the Good Girl" and "Odd Girl Out"