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Creating compassionate kids : essential conversations to have with young children / Shauna Tominey.

Tominey, Shauna, author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 177.7 TOM (Text) 33500012842860 New Checked out 09/24/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780393711592
  • ISBN: 0393711595
  • Physical Description: x ; 270 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Young children can surprise us with tough questions. Tominey’s essential guide teaches us how to answer them and foster compassion along the way. If you had to choose one word to describe the world you want children to grow up in, what would it be? Safe? Understanding? Resilient? Compassionate? As parents and caregivers of young children, we know what we want for our children, but not always how to get there. Many children today are stressed by academic demands, anxious about relationships at school, confused by messages they hear in the media, and overwhelmed by challenges at home. Young children look to the adults in their lives for everything. Sometimes we’re prepared... sometimes we’re not. In this book, Shauna Tominey guides parents and caregivers through how to have conversations with young children about a range of topics-from what makes us who we are (e.g., race, gender) to tackling challenges (e.g., peer pressure, divorce, stress) to showing compassion (e.g., making friends, recognizing privilege, being a helper). Talking through these topics in an age-appropriate manner―rather than telling children they are too young to understand―helps children recognize how they feel and how they fit in with the world around them. This book provides sample conversations, discussion prompts, storybook recommendations, and family activities. Dr. Tominey's research-based strategies and practical advice creates dialogues that teach self-esteem, resilience, and empathy: the building blocks for a more compassionate world.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
    In a world filled with turmoil and stress, children are not immune. Parents today are constantly confronted with difficult decisions, and many worry how to handle the challenging questions and conversations that arise. Tominey, a parenting-education specialist, addresses these important contemporary concerns in this book. "There were many different ways to have a conversation and many ways to help a child thrive," Tominey learned through her work. Chapters provide age-appropriate example conversations to guide parents through modeling compassionate parenting, building self-awareness, fostering resilience, and promoting compassion. Tominey discusses topics like race, gender, abuse, incarceration, privilege, bullying, divorce, and death with an empathetic voice, letting parents know there is not a right or wrong way to teach compassion. Chapters also include lists of children's books to read and discuss, ideas for family activities, and helpful answers to common parent questions. Creating Compassionate Kids goes beyond educating parents. All those who interact with kids of any age will find it a useful tool to consult. A must-read for all who strive to raise compassionate children today. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Parent and child.
Compassion in children.
Caring in children.
Caring in children.
Compassion in children.
Parent and child.
EDUCATION / Counseling.
EDUCATION / Counseling.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General.
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child.

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