Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences: Empathy Skills for Kids With AD/HD

Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences: Empathy Skills for Kids With AD/HD

by Judith Glasser PhD


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"Glasser’s expertise in both AD/HD and age-appropriate strategies shines in this handbook."—Booklist

Did you know that there are ways to understand how other people think and feel? That's called empathy, and it is a skill you can learn!

Empathy helps you get along with other people — your family, your friends, your teammates — everyone you know!

Packed with exercises, pointers, and fun activities, this book will help you:

  • See different points of view
  • Understand that everyone shows their feelings differently
  • Pay attention to your feelings
  • Look for clues about what others are feeling
  • Learn the connection between thoughts and feelings
  • Brainstorm about why other people feel the way they do

Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences also includes a note and resources for parents. When you build your empathy skills you will get along better with other people — and feel good about yourself, too!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433820441
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 10/12/2015
Series: Magination: ADHD/ADD/LD
Sales rank: 753,771
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Judith M. Glasser, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children and their families for over 30 years. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of AD/HD in children. For many years Dr. Glasser has been interested in the different kinds of difficulties children experience when they have AD/HD. Dr. Glasser is also the author, with Kathleen Nadeau, PhD, of Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool (Magination Press, 2014). Visit Dr. Glasser at www.judithglasser.com.

Jill Menkes Kushner, MA, is an educational and editorial professional, currently working in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Assessments division. Ms. Kushner has an extensive background as a writer and editor for curriculum and assessment products in all subjects, specializing in English/Language Arts. Her publications include several periodicals and the following books: The Farming Industry (Franklin Watts, 1984), Who on Earth is Dian Fossey?: Defender of the Mountain Gorilla (Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2009), and Johnny Depp (Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2009).

Charles Beyl creates humorous illustrations for books, magazines, and newspapers in his suburban Texas ranch house. Visit him at www.charlesbeyl.com and follow him on Instagram: @ChuckBeyl

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