Early Years

The Early Year’s Working Group focuses on family well-being, from conception to early adulthood, with all kinds of parents and all kinds of families.

Our interest is in promoting not only the health and happiness of today’s children and young people but in building for them a future that is safe, kind, and caring.

“If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.”

– Marian Wright Edelman

Essential Reading

Books on early years and compassion

The Rabbit Listened
Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships
When Partners Become Parents: The Big Life Change for Couples
It’s OK: Being Kind to Yourself When Things Feel Hard
The Postnatal Depletion Cure: A Complete Guide to Rebuilding Your Health & Reclaiming Your Energy
Self-Compassion for Parents: Nurture Your Child by Caring for Yourself
Fair Play
Attachment Theory in Practice
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
love WITH accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen
When Sadness is at Your Door
Mommy Burnout
Born for Love

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Organizations working on compassion in early years

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