It is essential for parents to look after themselves both mentally and physically.

The following books offer science-driven advice on looking after your mental health and how to tackle the ‘empathy crisis’.

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Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

Sanjay Gupta

A science-driven guide that teaches you to protect your mind as you age, debunking common myths about cognitive decline and ‘super-brained’ people. From neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta, learn about measures you should be taking at any age to keep your brain in tip-top shape.

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Live Now Love: Relieve the Pressure and Find Real Connection With Our Kids

Rachel Macy Stafford

An inspiring, confrontational review of the mental challenges facing children and adults today. Stafford teaches parents to guide their kids to become compassionate, capable young adults. Read moving stories and illustrated narratives about the journey to becoming a trusting adult for youngsters.


UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

Michele Borba

A discussion of what Dr. Borba names ‘the Selfie Syndrome’, explaining how parents and educators can fight the ‘empathy crises’ in children and teens. UnSelfie gives a revolutionary nine-step plan to shift your kid’s focus from ‘I’ and ‘Me’, to ‘We’ and ‘Us’, to change the selfish to the selfless.