Explore resources below including blog posts, articles, videos, and podcasts related to social-emotional skills by Shauna Tominey and colleagues. Printable handouts with tips from the book “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children” are now available below!

Printable Handouts

Blog Posts


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 Educational Blog (February, 2016)



Talk at Google: Creating Compassionate Kids
Google-Kirkland (January, 2019)

Creating Compassionate Communities (starting at 26:00 min.)
Oregon State University Extension Conference (December, 2018)

Creating Compassionate Kids” Video Playlist
W. W. Norton & Company (November, 2018)

Commitment to Care (Kleenex Social Experiment)
Kleenex Social Experiment (August, 2016)

Preschool RULER: The Mood Meter in Early Childhood Classrooms
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (2016)


Creating Compassionate Kids (February, 2019)

Creating Compassionate Kids and Families
ImpactADHD (September, 2018)

Stop, Think, Act: Promoting Self-Regulation in Young Children (June, 2018)

Selected Articles