For more than 20 years, Kindred World, (formerly Families for Conscious Living) has worked passionately to support parents, professionals, communities and organizations who are exploring "The New Story of Childhood, Parenthood and the Human Family." Our initiatives support the human birthright of connection.
Take a look at our many creative initiates below to discover how we meet our vision of a Kindred World. And read about our quarter century of nonprofit work here.
Breaking the Cycle: Reclaiming Our Humanity with the Evolved Nest
Kindred World is proud to launch The Evolved Nest’s educational short film, Breaking the Cycle. The moving and inspirational six-minute film illustrates our capacity for breaking our current Cycle of Competitive Detachmentand returning to the pattern of 95% of our human history: a healthy, peaceful Cycle of Cooperative Companionship. Breaking the Cycle is based on the multi-award-winning book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, by Darcia Narvaez, PhD.
Breaking the Cycle contrasts the two basic ways societies can function: the optimal approach, which most human societies through time have followed, is the Cycle of Cooperative Companionship where children’s basic needs are met; they grow into well-functioning, cooperative community members (from neurobiology and on up); and as healthy adults, they maintain the cooperative system. Currently in the USA the opposite pattern is in place: children’s basic needs are not met, illbeing and dysregulation ensue, creating adults who are detached and distracted and keep this Cycle of Competitive Detachment going. The United Nations ranks the USA as 41st out of 41 developed countries for child and adult wellness.
Sharing the New Story of Childhood, Parenthood and the Human Family
To tell a new story, we're going to need new language, new storytellers and new, courageous vision of our human potential. Kindred began as first global eco-parenting magazine in 2002.
Nested Children, Compassionate Adults
An educational project spear-headed by the award-winning neuroscience research and books of Darcia Narvaez, PhD. Extensive resources for parents and professionals to discover the baselines for lifelong wellness.
The Book Fairy Pantry Project is a grassroots family literacy movement to support bonding and attachment through reading to babies and children. This is Pam Leo's vision to reach at-risk families. Includes Little Freedom Libraries. A community-based, international initiative.
How do we begin to author a new story? Calling on Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey insight, this forthcoming anthology feature pioneering thought leaders of the conscious parenting movement. The anthology of essays and interviews explores how we created the story we live by, how to discard narratives that do not serve us, and how to become the authors/authority of our New Story.
This initiative is based on Teresa Graham Brett's , Parenting for Social Change, and spear-headed by her team. PLP is a virtual, ten week program. The Parent Liberation Alliance has partnered with international parent nonprofits and NGO's to bring the Parent Liberation Project and facilitator training to their communities. Find out more about this global outreach and how your international organization can participate.
Take up the Eco Attachment Dance to expand your own ecological attachment/nature connection through a social media challenge. Each day for 28 days an activity will be posted for you to practice that day. Each activity takes about 5 minutes (though you can go longer). Based on the successful lab experiments by Dr. Narvaez and her students at the University of Notre Dame.
Joseph Chilton Pearce inspired the founding of Kindred World in 1996. His seminal works include The Magical Child and The Crack in the Cosmic Egg. We keep his legacy alive through his website and social media platforms. In 2021, an anthology of his work will be promoted by us in collaboration with Touch the Future.
An e-newspaper designed to help parents, professionals and the public easily find the monthly headlines, studies and insights streaming from the organic and ongoing Conscious Parenting Movement worldwide. This movement is an organic evolution of our collective consciousness and needs its own newspaper. So here ya' go.
The Kindred Fellowship Program takes college students on an innovative social justice educational journey to reimagine activism that transforms the systemic roots of social injustice in childhood - Kindred Activism. This fellowship program begins May 2021. Applications will be accepted in March 2021.
The Old Story of Separation that dominates our culture and conditioning today is entering a natural composting stage... it doesn't work anymore. The New Story of Connection, who we'e always been, is emerging in our consciousness. We are all in the space between these stories, exploring the possibilities, deciding what our new narrative will be...
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