Teen violence, bullying, pregnancy and homicide statistics have changed drastically over the past three decades and so should parenting approaches. While solution-focused and disciplined-oriented parenting approaches equip parents to address and correct teen’s behavior, Gifting Empathy by psychotherapist Dr. Dwayne Buckingham offers a compassion-oriented approach to parenting.
Gifting Empathy is a heart-felt parenting guide that enables parents to understand and bond with their teens by gifting the gift that fosters compassion, understanding and connection. Dr. Buckingham shares his personal story as a troubled teen to help parents embrace one basic belief…it is impossible for parents to understand and bond with teens if they cannot envision what life would be like if they walked in their shoes. He also shares parent-teen scenarios and offers a 5 Step Empathy Model to help parents develop the knowledge and parenting skills needed to raise selfless, emotionally generous and compassionate teens.