Becoming a Family – The First Three Years


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Raising children is a lifelong journey and is never what you imagine it to be. Becoming a Family explores the first three intense and joyful years of the family journey. This is also a profound personal journey: Parents need to trust their own inner sense as a guide for health and truth. After all, mothers and fathers have been raising children successfully long before childcare experts came along!

Babies arrive ‘trailing clouds of glory’, creating a profound spiritual and human presence during their first three years. Margaret Shaw offers a sensitive and helpful window into how to welcome babies into this earth with warmth, love, insight, joy, rhythm, structure and sensitive care. This helps lay healthy physical, psychological and spiritual foundations for life. The book follows the incarnating process of the child, starting before conception through the first three years of the family up to the third birthday.

Themes covered include: home making, pregnancy and birth, motherhood and fatherhood in prospect, parents’ first year, the child’s first, second adn third years, the twelve senses, guardian angels and grandparents.  Parents’ stories offer thought-provoking personal experiences of different ways of becoming a family.