UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

“Michele Borba has written a game-changing guide showing why nurturing empathy in our children isn’t optional – it’s essential.”
– Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Stanford University


Teens today are 40 percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago. Why is a lack of empathy so dangerous? Among other outcomes, it hampers our ability to collaborate, innovate, and problem-solve—all must-have skills for the global economy.

In her latest book, “UnSelfie,” Dr. Michele Borba presents a revolutionary new framework for activating empathy in children from birth to young adulthood.

Dr. Borba dispels the myth that grades, scores and IQ are the quickest road to achievement and happiness. Instead, the “Empathy Advantage” and the skills it ignites are what we really need to succeed in school, work and relationships.

Get inspired by the power of empathy to help you and your child thrive! Hear the author on Bainbridge Island this November and leave with practical tools to encourage this capacity in yourself, and your family.

Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 p.m. at Bainbridge High School Commons
9330 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island

Families with children of all ages, educators and others working with youth are encouraged to attend. It is never too early to help children build the skills necessary to become thriving adults!

Doors open at 7 p.m. Come early for best seats, tickets, book sales and parking. The event will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Book signing will follow the talk.


Hear an interview with Dr. Borba on Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.

About the Author
borbaMichele Borba, Ed. D., is an internationally recognized educational psychologist and an expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. She is as renowned for her warm, down-to-earth presentation style as she is for cutting-edge insights and research-based programs. One of the foremost authorities on childhood development in the country, she is a regular NBC contributor who appears regularly on Today and has been featured as an expert on Dateline, The View, Dr. Phil, NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends, Dr. Oz, and The Early Show, among many others. She lives in Palm Springs, California, with her husband, and she is the mother of three grown sons.

Presented by: Raising Resilience and Bainbridge Healthy Youth Alliance

Event Supporters: Bainbridge Island School District, Bainbridge Youth Services, Bethany Lutheran Preschool, Boys and Girls Club, Island Educational Services, Hyla Middle School, Kids Discovery Museum, Madrona School, Montessori Country School, Peacock Family Services, The Island School