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Creating Compassionate Kids

Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children

Selected as a “Favorite Book for Parents in 2019” by Greater Good magazine, this book provides parents with a framework for using conversations that help their children become caring people. Each chapter focuses on a characteristic — such as compassion, self-awareness, and resilience — and provides parents with age-appropriate conversations that can help shape their children’s understanding of the world.

Author: Shauna Tominey
Year of Publishing: 2019
Number of Pages: 270

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  1. Sarah Bright (verified owner)

    This book was very good. Made me open up to my child more. We are having better communication.

  2. Jen Breeding (verified owner)

    Great way to begin a conversation with kids.

  3. REBECCA COMER (verified owner)

    Really excited to try some of these with my children

  4. Amber (verified owner)

    This book dives deep into emotional connection with your child. Sooo appreciative of this information!

  5. Amber (verified owner)

    This book dives deep into emotional connection with your child. Truly great read.

  6. KatiaPartida (verified owner)

    This is such a wonderful book to read! Especially if you work with children or have children of your own! Highly recommend!

  7. kelli.conraads (verified owner)

    Great book with practical applications to use in different areas of everyday life. Easy to read an incorporate ideas.

  8. KaylaKelm (verified owner)

    The overall values and moral viewpoints of this book are just way too far off for me to even consider recommending this book to anyone. Topics such as same sex marriage being encouraged, and sexual orientation feel too much like an agenda trying to be pushed that is most definitely wrong and dangerous.

  9. Ariel Meza (verified owner)

    I love feeling supported in my communication with my kids rather than like the “odd one”. This is a great start to spread acceptance of some gentle parenting with boundaries.

  10. christinalynnhead (verified owner)

    Shauna Tominey has so much to bring to the table. She is outstanding and her wealth of knowledge provided is very helpful, this is a fantastic book to think outside of the box.

  11. Rene Hendricks (verified owner)

    Helpful dialogue ideas and resource to children’s books with exploring topics in a developmentally appropriate way. Geared towards you gets. A resourceful book I will share with a parenting library!

  12. Doris Shen (verified owner)

    Great book!

  13. Faith (verified owner)

    Great conversation starter and I appreciate the examples and scripts to support it.

  14. Jamie (verified owner)

    Very informative and helpful lots of good tips for all ages

  15. Lexie Hampton (verified owner)

    Very good read. Happy to find a book that focuses on Compassion.

  16. jessicatull (verified owner)

    What a great book to see a different views of talking to your child. Just a simple improvement.

  17. terriks (verified owner)

    Helped me figure out where to start having a conversation with my kiddo!

  18. remarcr (verified owner)

    Enjoyed this wonderful book full of ideas. A resourceful book I will share with a parenting library!

  19. Janice Chung (verified owner)

    Helpful, easy to read. Lots of good cases and will be using with my kids.

  20. Lindsay (verified owner)

    Great book.

  21. JC (verified owner)

    Nice read.

  22. Chloe Lundabolt (verified owner)

    Lovely book, glad to have it in my personal collection!

  23. Danielle VL (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic resource for any parent. The conversation scripts that are offered allow parents to immediately build confidence to kick off conversations that might have felt intimidating. The additional resources in each chapter allow for families to expand discussion through ways that children enjoy learning. This is a gem.

  24. white24 (verified owner)

    It is a great reminder that kids feel feelings different than adults do. A great conversation starter to investigate more because there is more than just the surface level with kids.

  25. Umpqua Gal (verified owner)

    Great book for parents of young children. (Aged 2 to 5 might be ideal target age.) So many real world examples of conversations that were REALLY helpful. Instead of just abstract, the author gives actual conversations to help you think about actionable ways that you could deal with a similar situation. Our daughter is 6, so I missed the window on some of these, but still great ideas on how to handle tough conversations.

  26. allison verdries (verified owner)

    Essential read for working with kids. Helping kids find their potential for empathy and kindness made simple!

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