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From birth, when babies' fingers instinctively cling to those of adults, their bodies and brains seek an intimate connection - a bond made possible by empathy, the remarkable ability to love and to share the feelings of others. In this unforgettable book, award-winning science journalist Maia Szalavitz and renowned child psychiatrist Bruce D. Perry explain how empathy develops, why it is essential both to human happiness and for a functional society, and how it is threatened in a modern world.

©2010 Maia Szalavitz and Bruce D. Perry (P)2015 Tantor

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" Born for Love is truly fascinating." (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)

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This book is fantastic. Dr. Perry presents Information in a way that is interesting & informative.

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important in understanding human behavior

Well written story of how and why human babies need empathy from the moment they are born.

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Empathy is learned in the home

Empathy starts in the home with good enough parenting and sometimes with not so good parenting. Fascinating true stories are told to get a better understanding of what is needed to learn and feel empathy for self and others.
Listening to this book was not always easy but it is well worth the time and discomfort to learn this important information. There are proven ways to improve your life your children's life and the life of others. A must-read!

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Must Read

A must read to understand the vital importance of connection for every woman/man and humanity. Our society has become socially impoverished and is growing more so; we must turn this ill trend. This book is convicting, yet hopeful. Read...

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Highly informative on why we need empathy

Engaging, individual stories draw you into the severe need for more empathetic behavior from our people. Scientific data and statistics also provide clear insight into the problem solving potential of nationwide empathy.