Category Archives: Parenting

A Sensory Meditation Room For Adults & Children

Note: The computerized aspect of this experience is optional. You can use whatever tools you want to create your own sensory meditation room. Mine actually does not look like this anymore. I change it every month or so…and electronics are not always involved. I love experimenting and trying new things!...
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Parenting the Nine Year Old by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Like this article? See another article by Rahima HERE. Find curriculum for your nine-year-old HERE. Parenting the Nine Year Old By Rahima Baldwin Dancy I wrote this article to describes the developmental changes of the nine-year-old child and how parents and Waldorf education meet this psychological stage. It first appeared in...
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Top Ten Fun Ways to Prepare for Homeschooling Next Year

Whew! We made it through another year! All that preparing, planning, teaching and purchasing of supplies and all those adventures have me worn out! Not to mention the challenges we overcame this year and all the new things we learned. I feel full, satisfied, amazed and slightly worn out and...
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Top Ten Reasons to Travel with Kids

When I tell the children stories of our travels together I always start with the trips they first took when they were “in my belly”. One of our most memorable trips was taking a photo assignment in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I was three months pregnant with Sofi and still working as a photographer...
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Steiner and Sleep

This wonderful passage by Steiner is my Inner Work meditation for this week… I came across some wonderful inspirations as I was researching this week and I wanted to share one with you – this is about sleep. I am always struggling with getting enough sleep. As a mother, teacher,...
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Focusing on Home Life By Rahima Baldwin Dancy

You, as a parent, are your child’s first teacher, and your home is the where the most living and learning take place. This is true whether your child is home with you full-time or enrolled full- or part-time in child care, preschool, or kindergarten. It is also true regardless of...
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First Grade Readiness – Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Looking back on my children’s education I can honestly say that the question, “When are they ready for first grade?” was one of the hardest issues I had to deal with during their entire educational career. But why did I struggle so much with this question and why is it...
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Why Study Eurythmy?

The art of Eurythmy is taught in the Waldorf schools throughout the world. Children everywhere have an opportunity to learn through this medium. The possibilities in and through Eurythmy are countless and manifold; they are developed anew every day in various courses around the world, with teachers, with craftspeople and...
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The Yin and Yang of Teaching

Our Inner Work meditation for this week is on the Yin and Yang of homeschooling. Take some time to reflect on this short meditation before you start your lessons today. Let your thoughts inspire you for the coming week! When a homeschooling parent plans out lessons, crafts and activities, leads...
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Why Earthschooling?

I found this wonderful quote the other day from Derrick Jensen. It describes one of the many reasons we chose Earthschooling for our children… “If your experience is that your water comes from the tap and that your food comes from the grocery store then you are going to defend...
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Space Clearing Reminder

We often forget how simple healing can be and how taking care of just the basic things in our life can heal us. Water – air – and our environment can all heal us if we take care to drink enough, breathe deeply enough and clear our space. I send...
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Connecting With Your Teen

As a long time lover of live music, folk music and nature music, as a Waldorf educator and someone who has led their children through circle times filled with holistic music I am set up to be the ideal parent that would say “Hey – don’t listen to that pop/loud music.”...
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Every Child is Homeschooled

I found this article/editorial in the Anchorage news as few years ago and find it as interesting today as I did then. The writer expresses some of what Earthschooling is all about – it is a realization that you are not powerless to educate your child no matter what system you...
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