Promoting Compassion and Emotional Intelligence

Since releasing “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children,” I have been excited to continue sharing strategies for supporting children’s social-emotional development and promoting compassion through invited blog posts for PBS Parents, Greater Good, and other sites. Scroll down for links to blog posts and click on the Resources tab for printable handouts, articles, and more!


Helping Our Children Love Their Differences
PBS Parents (September 24, 2019)

Parenting Now!: Helping Children Manage Big Emotions with Everyday Conversations
The Register-Guard (September 22, 2019)

“I can do it… with a little practice”: Learning to Use a Growth Mindset
PBS Parents (August 21, 2019)

“Creating Compassionate Kids”: How to Talk about Gender Identity
Amazon Book Review (June 4, 2019)

“Thanks, daughter. This is helping.”: A Mother’s Day Reflection on Being Present
PBS Parents (May 9, 2019)

Promoting Emotional Intelligence for Children in Military Families
PBS Parents (March 8, 2019)

Five Ways to Talk with Your Kids So They Feel Loved
Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley (February 28, 2019)

“We’re going to make it…right?”: On Using the 4-H Thriving Model to Support Emotional Intelligence for Youth
Helping Youth Thrive (February 21, 2019)

10 Ways to Tackle Tough Conversations with Young Children
Virgin Media Television/Press Association (February 8, 2019)

Differences Do Matter - Why Talking About Them Helps Us Raise Compassionate Kids
Confident Parents, Confident Kids (January, 2019)

Five Ways to Nurture Compassion in Kids
MindShift (January, 2019)

What I Learned from Teaching my Daughter About Empathy
Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative Parenting Blog (August, 2016)

Recognizing Emotions
Understanding Emotions
Labeling Emotions
Expressing Emotions
Regulating Emotions
Fisher-Price Parenting Blog Series (August, 2016)

How to Help Your Child Develop Executive Function and Self-Regulation Skills
Noodle.com Educational Blog (February, 2016)