This study examined the links between self-compassion and young adults still living at home with their parents. Self-compassion has been found to be associated with many positive mental health outcomes, such as reduced stress, depression and anxiety, as well as increased interpersonal relationships. Therefore, self-compassion might be relevant to the growing, yet almost unstudied, population of young adults living at home, as it could improve relations with family members, specifically parents. Loving-Kindness Meditation (LKM) is an effective method of increasing self-compassion, and this study aimed to test whether a 15-minute LKM would increase young adult’s levels of selfcompassion, view of parental relationships, and the way they respond to a series of parental conflict vignettes. A total of 102 participants currently living at home (83 female, Mean Age = 18.08 years), were allocated to either a LKM condition or a Focused Imagery control condition. The results found that while selfcompassion was not higher in the LKM condition (p = .500), motivation to be self-compassionate was (p = .001), although only in participants with low initial levels of fear of compassion. Levels of anxiety in response to conflict vignettes was also lower in the LKM group (p = .030). The exploratory analyses found that while most participants were satisfied with living at home, the minority that were not were associated more worse parental relationships and poorer mental health. They also found that LKM was viewed as a useful (67%) and acceptable (88%) intervention by the vast majority of participants. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.