Kindness of Strangers, Empathetic Kids Succeed, Holiday Health

Kindness of Strangers, Empathetic Kids Succeed, Holiday Health

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 301

  • Dec 19, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:18:26 mins

Kindness of Strangers (20:04) Abigail Marsh, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Georgetown University. Would you risk your life to save a total stranger? Although you might not do that to this extent, people do this every day to help people they don’t know on the fly.   Abigail Marsh shares her research into Altruism. Empathetic Kids Succeed (1:06:28) Michele Borba, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting, child and bullying expert. Her newest book is UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About Me World. As a motivational speaker, she has presented keynotes throughout the world and is an NBC contributor who has appeared 135 times live on the TODAY show and countless shows. Children in today’s world are exposed to cyberbullying, terrorist attacks on the news, violent video games, and more. Studies show that kids are 40% less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Is the world that they live in today to blame? What is the cause of this loss of empathy? Michele Borba shares with us about why children need empathy and how we can teach our children to be less selfish in our “all-about-me world.” Holiday Health (1:50:32) Ron Hager, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Exercise Sciences in the College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University. His area is expertise is Chronic Disease Prevention. Dr. Hager discuses how to enjoy the holidays and keep to your health goals.

Episode Segments

Empathetic Kids Succeed

Dec 19, 2017
44 m

Michele Borba, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting, child and bullying expert. Her newest book is UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About Me World. As a motivational speaker, she has presented keynotes throughout the world and is an NBC contributor who has appeared 135 times live on the TODAY show and countless shows. Children in today’s world are exposed to cyberbullying, terrorist attacks on the news, violent video games, and more. Studies show that kids are 40% less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Is the world that they live in today to blame? What is the cause of this loss of empathy? Michele Borba shares with us about why children need empathy and how we can teach our children to be less selfish in our “all-about-me world.”

Michele Borba, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting, child and bullying expert. Her newest book is UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About Me World. As a motivational speaker, she has presented keynotes throughout the world and is an NBC contributor who has appeared 135 times live on the TODAY show and countless shows. Children in today’s world are exposed to cyberbullying, terrorist attacks on the news, violent video games, and more. Studies show that kids are 40% less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Is the world that they live in today to blame? What is the cause of this loss of empathy? Michele Borba shares with us about why children need empathy and how we can teach our children to be less selfish in our “all-about-me world.”