Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Well-Being focuses on communication between children and adults in Quaker families and meetings. Margaret Crompton includes practical advice along with stories that reveal children’s innate spirituality. Her work is also rich with opportunities for adult Friends to explore their own feelings and experiences as they gain confidence and joy when they are with children. The author frames her ideas and illustrations in the context of four interconnected Quaker testimonies – Equality, Simplicity, Truth, and Peace. Advices are included to aid further reflection.
About the Author(s)
Margaret Crompton has been a Quaker since 1970. In Fall, 2010 she and her husband John were Britain Yearly Meeting Friends in Residence at Pendle Hill. She is a writer, editor, lecturer, and consultant with particular interest in developing attention to children’s spiritual well-being in education, and social and health care. Her professional experience includes social work with children and families, and lecturing and writing on communicating with children and on English literature. She is interested in Quaker images of and attitudes towards children from the seventeenth century to the present day.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #419