“The Kindness Advantage” by Dale Atkins and Amanda Salzhauer ( is a beautifully written guide to raising children who have the strength to display kindness, empathy and compassion to others who may be different or disadvantaged.

In a world that’s increasingly filled with self-absorption, hate, mean-spirited words and actions and unkindness, “The Kindness Advantage” offers real life case studies of just how easy it can be to teach growing children to treat others they encounter with kindness and respect. There are numerous exercises suggested for raising a child’s kindness quotient in a way that’s fun and engaging as well as educational. Even if you are not a parent, this book provides a gentle reminder of how to brush up on your own skills related to demonstrating empathy and compassion. It also makes a lovely holiday gift for parents feeling a bit overwhelmed as to just how to raise caring kids in this “all about me” world.

“The Kindness Advantage” by Dale Atkins and Amanda Salzhauer – Gotta Love It!