Uncover the startling importance of empathy
From birth, when babies' fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and brains seek an intimate connection—a bond made possible by empathy, the remarkable ability to love and to share the feelings of others.
In this unforgettable book, award-winning science journalist Maia Szalavitz and renowned child-psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry explain how empathy develops, why it is essential both to human happiness and for a functional society, and how it is threatened in the modern world.
Great read - not done w/ it yet but opening up my mind and challenging me how to think about the brain science and psychology of empathy and development.Published 20 days ago by nsports15
I have ordered this book for several friends that work with children and parents.Published 1 month ago by Bernice
I really can't understand the high ratings this book got. The first part of the book was very interesting using case studies to high light the role of empathy in child development. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. L. Harmon
The book has excellent insights into the importance of empathy and its place in all relationships. However, I think it is difficult to read it through the viewpoints of two... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pamela Piekarski
It was a gift for my fiance's sister who is a school psychologist. she says the book is a great read.Published 6 months ago by Katie Hans
Beautifully written by coauthors. Detailed case histories of resilient kids who not because their families were adequate but because others helped them overcome the abuse suffered... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr. Jonathan Lang
I'm still getting into it...I may increase my rating as I read. It was highly recommended so I'm sure it's a worthwhile purchase.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer