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The Evolved Nest is a breakthrough concept that integrates findings across fields that bear on child development, child raising and adult behavior.  The Evolved Nest promotes optimal health and wellbeing, cooperation, and receptive and sociomoral intelligences. Societal moves away from providing the Evolved Nest have contributed to the ill being and dysregulation we see in one another and society. Learn how to nest your children and re-nest yourself.

Coronavirus insights

How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Cocooning With Kids: Explaining and Redirecting

Cocooning With Kids: Explaining and Redirecting

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WVPE’s Jennifer Weingart spoke to Darcia Narvaez, a psychologist from the University of Notre Dame, about how to talk to kids about coronavirus.

Cocooning With Kids: Explaining and Redirecting

Cocooning With Kids: Explaining and Redirecting

Cocooning With Kids: Explaining and Redirecting

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As we stay home for days or weeks, we may need to help children reframe the experience. It is a great time to take advantage of social media (which I normally would not encourage children to spend much time on).

Instead of lamenting the inability to do play dates or go to the park, focus attention on the things that the child can do. Like these:

Should We Touch Our Children During A Pandemic?

Cocooning With Kids: Explaining and Redirecting

Should We Touch Our Children During A Pandemic?

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It will actually hurt children if we do not hug or cuddle them. Children’s brains and bodies expect it for promoting their sense of safety. Affectionate responsive touch is expected by young children’s bodies in order to grow well. We have seen the terrible extreme effects of monkeys and children who are not regularly cuddled, carried and rocked.

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Our Nonprofit Mission and Vision

Read about our nonprofit mission and vision and meet The Evolved Nest founder, Darcia Narvaez, PhD, here.

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The Science of the Evolved Nest

Why does the evolved nest matter? Early years are when virtually all neurobiological systems are completing their development. They form the foundation for the rest of life, including getting along with others, sociality and morality. Check out the growing collection of science supporting The

Evolved Nest and its components.

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Fresh Eyes on the Evolved Nest

What does a new generation thinking about bringing new life onto this planet at this time? Read essays and insights from students who are currently studying and discussing the Evolved Nest.

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Why Provide the Evolved Nest?

Why Provide the Evolved Nest?

Why Provide the Evolved Nest?

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Evolved Nest Components

Why Provide the Evolved Nest?

Why Provide the Evolved Nest?

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Evolved Nest Living

Why Provide the Evolved Nest?

Evolved Nest Living

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Community Practices

Institutional Policies

Evolved Nest Living

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Institutional Policies

Institutional Policies

Institutional Policies

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Research Tools

Institutional Policies

Institutional Policies

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Podcast Series

Podcast Series

Podcast Series

A full free podcast series exploring the elements of The Evolved Nest.

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Videos

Podcast Series

Podcast Series

A collection of videos featuring interviews, lectures and presentations by Darcia Narvaez, Phd, on The Evolved Nest.

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New book: indigenous Sustainable Wisdom

Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom

Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom
First-Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing
Edited By Darcia Narvaez, Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs), Eugene Halton, Brian S Collier and Georges Enderle


Contributors describe ways of being in the world that reflect a worldview that guided humanity for 99% of human history: They describe the practical traditional wisdom that stems from Nature-based relational cultures that were or are guided by this worldview. Such cultures did not cause the kinds of anti-Nature and de-humanizing or inequitable policies and practices that now pervade our world. Far from romanticizing Indigenous histories, Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom offers facts about how human beings, with our potential for good and evil behaviors, can live in relative harmony again. Contributions cover views from anthropology, psychology, sociology, leadership, native science, native history, and native art.


See the Sustainable Wisdom conference program here and the video playlist from the conference here.


“Authentic and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge(s) means keeping it alive and vital, appreciating its urgent necessity for today’s times, and interweaving it into the lives of non-Indigenous people. No longer can Indigenous knowledge be marginalized, relegated to the past, or shelved in a museum. As becomes clearer each day, our planet cannot survive without its inhabitants learning to live in harmony with Mother Earth, as Indigenous wisdom teaches. The diverse chapters in this book offer ways to make this vision a reality for right now and lasting into the future.” ―Susan Roberta Katz, Professor, International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco

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Buy this book now in hardback or paperback.

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