TODAY Show veteran Dale Atkins and Amanda Salzhauer show why kinder, connected kids make the most well-balanced and successful adults with practical ways to cultivate a kinder generation in a world that desperately needs it.
The daily news shows that kindness is in short supply from our playgrounds to businesses to the Oval Office. TODAY show regular Dr. Dale Atkins and social worker Amanda Salzhauer share a simple yet powerful premise: living a compassionate life, is the key to our children's current and future wellbeing-and it's never too early to start cultivating this key character trait. In The Kindness Advantage, Dale Atkins and Amanda Salzhauer share a practical guide for parents and teachers to create a more compassionate, community-minded family culture. Designed to be read with children as young as four, the book presents ten fundamental concepts to weave into your family's daily life. Using the latest science, questions, and real-life stories, The Kindness Advantage provides tips and tools to build the skills to be a kind, compassionate person. Each idea on its own is simple and unintimidating, yet together they form the powerful foundation parents need to go beyond teaching ""please"" and ""thank-you"" to form kindness habits that will last a lifetime.
In a world where kindness is so greatly needed, The Kindness Advantage offers inspiration and activities to teach kids empathy, empower them to make a difference in their community and the world
Dale Atkins and Amanda Salzhauer's book, The Kindness Advantage, can serve as a partial antidote to these turbulent times. They remind us that kindness is both a moral behavior that can improve the status of the world, but also be advantageous to the individual who practices kindness. The book's blend of significant and relevant issues in psychology, education, and humanism provides a myriad of practical suggestions to help us raise kind children. The book will serve as a resource to parents and educators. By teaching the components underlying kindness children can be provided a framework where we can both teach and weave these crucial lessons into the lives of children. Amanda R. Salzhauer, MSW, has worked as a social worker in clinics and private practice. She has been a member of several nonprofit boards, including Riverdale Neighborhood House and the Board of Overseers for the Dartmouth Center for Social Impact. She has three children and lives in New York City.