Category Archives: Parenting

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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What is an “Open Table”?

Today I took a look back in time. What were we doing on Thanksgiving five years ago? And how have things changed since then? What I discovered surprised me. Looking back I can see how what we did was very healing to our family as well as others and contributed...
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Discipline in the Waldorf Classroom

As we were returning home from our travels yesterday we stopped at a rest stop to use the bathrooms. My youngest, who is quite particular about things, entered the restrooms, and immediately came out again exclaiming, “THAT is disgusting. I am not using those!” I was a little embarrassed because...
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How to Be the Best Parent or Teacher

A scene from a TV show I saw once sticks in my mind. In this scene one man at the hospital apparently characterized as the “extreme melancholic” had a great body because he followed a very strict and disciplined routine. So another gentleman at the hospital (I don’t know his name so...
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A Dozen Anti-Anxiety Tips for Parents and Teachers

Are you anxious? Here is a simple test. When you look at the photo of the rocks by the seashore are you thinking about how beautiful and relaxing it looks or are you thinking about how those rocks are probably going to fall down any minute? After 20 years of parenting...
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Spring & Summer Protection-ade

Does the thought of a refreshing day by the lake or at the local swimming pool have you jumping up and down for joy or does it have you running to hide? If you or someone you love suffers from allergies, environmental and/or chemical sensitivities it will be the word “pollen” that...
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Creating Warmth in Your Home

A recent study has shown that people who have a warm beverage in their hands rate a stranger’s personality as warmer than those without the warm beverage and are more likely to be agreeable in negotiations. The same effect can be seen with touching soft things and being surrounded by...
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Meditation, Inner Work and the Temperaments

Meditation, Inner Work and the Temperaments One thing that Steiner saw as very important for Waldorf parents and educators was to maintain a constant awareness of ourselves through meditation and self-reflection. The beginning of his work, “The Foundation Meditation” expresses his thought the best when he says, Soul of man!...
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Diversity in Homeschooling

Start your week with an Inner Work Meditation. Take some time to reflect on the following short essay/blog post and let it inspire you this week as you parent, teach, study and live! DaVinci was a scientist, a philosopher, a writer, an artist, a mathematician, painter, sculptor, architect, cartographer, geologist,...
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A Meal Planning, Daily Planning, Organizational Chart (Gift for You)

We have updated our “Color and Grain of the Day” chart so it looks pretty for you. If you want to share this please send people to our BLOG here to download it. It is free for anyone who downloads it from us. However, please do not distribute it (re-pinning...
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New Relaxation Techniques and Meditations

Not many people would jump at the chance to scoop bear feces for a vacation but that is what I found myself doing last week. I was volunteering in the animal husbandry division that morning at the wildlife center. This job consists of scooping up fox, wolf, cougar and bear...
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