Forgive me if this has been posted about before, I did a search but, did not turn up anything regarding the book or methods. I highly recommend the book Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, PhD. I recently read it and am trying to apply the principals. Just purchased The Mindful Path to Self-compassion by Christopher Germer, PhD as another aid in this regard. I have also introduced many of the concepts to difficult child as Dr. Neff includes a chapter in her book regarding how to teach the concepts to children.