Shauna Tominey, Ph.D. (she/her), is an associate professor of practice at Oregon State University and the state coordinator for the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative. As a former early childhood teacher and parenting educator, Shauna blends practical experience with research to develop programs that promote social and emotional skills for children and adults. She is the author of Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have With Young Children, a contributor for PBS Kids for Parents, and a founding member of LiberatED. Her favorite moments come from spending time with her family, learning something new from the community, and shared moments that help us see humanity in one another.
By discussing challenging topics with our children, we can help them practice compassion.
These warm, nurturing messages need repeating over and over again with our children.