How Childhood Anxiety Could Change the Brain

Waldorf Principles Explored: Inner Work, Rhythm

Waldorf education teaches the importance of daily inner work for the teacher and the influence of this task on one of the most important aspects of the Waldorf classroom – rhythm & balance. Creating peace, balance, & rhythm are central to Waldorf education. This article explores the health benefits of that kind of atmosphere in the classroom…

Public Library of Science

Mental health issues may seem like adult-only problems, but they can also have a profound impact on younger minds. In fact, anxiety in preschoolers may lead to physiological changes in the brain, a recent study suggests.

Researchers from Yale, Duke and Vanderbilt universities examined children’s brains over the course of five years and found long-lasting neurobiological effects in those with an anxiety disorder (which includes generalized anxiety, social phobia and separation anxiety). The study showed there was weaker connectivity in the brains of these children…

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This article is part of our “Waldorf Education in the News” series. We use this series of posts to direct you to news relating to Waldorf educational principles highlighted in the news or supported by scientific studies. To see more articles like this click the “Waldorf in the News” link to the right. You can use this series to gain more insight yourself or help others understand why you choose Waldorf education for your child.

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