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

Tominey, Shauna, (author.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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A Norton professional book
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Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 177.7 Tom (Text) 32604000205761 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 177.7 TOM (Text) 33187004485260 Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 177.7 TOMINEY (Text) 32826014174502 New Books Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon JUV PTC 177.7 TOM (Text) 30653005597547 New Juvenile Books Available -

Record details

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

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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.
Subject: Parent and child.
Compassion in children.
Caring in children.

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