Overview

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!

About the Authors

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. Many of the children she works with have difficulty understanding how other people think and feel; this book is for them. Dr. Glasser is also the author, with Kathleen Nadeau, PhD, of Learning to Feel Good and Stay Cool (Magination Press, 2014).

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).

About the Illustrator

Charles Beyl creates humorous illustrations for books, magazines, and newspapers from his studio high atop a nineteenth-century Pennsylvania farm house.

Reviews & Awards

Their expertise in both AD/HD and age-appropriate strategies shines in this handbook, advising kids with AD/HD on relating to both their peers and the adults in their lives… Beyl’s illustrations are essential, effectively driving home the most foundational concepts, and the comic-book style of art makes this offering all the more accessible.
—Booklist Online