This book is subtitled “a support guide for parents,” and its purpose is to reach out to give parents tools that they can use to further the results of the Waldorf classroom. The author addresses:
- Different parenting styles
- How to break bad patterns
- Recognizing and meeting the children’s cognitive needs
- The complicated activity of properly observing phenomena
- The benefits of setting healthy boundaries.
An insightful book on parenting the young child. Included are easy to understand chapters on the four temperaments, healing the past, learning to observe your child, recognizing and meeting the needs of children, setting boundaries, parenting by temperament.
Rachel Ross beautifully discusses the joys and concerns almost all new parents experience and goes on to discuss everything from parenting styles and the patterning we carry from our own parents to discipline and boundaries, developmental issues, and how to create a home that fully nurtures your children while it also nurtures you.
I want to add that her section on developmental issues is brilliant (Rachel is an remedial movement/eurythmy teacher). Her list of difficulties and solutions is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in print – I think if this were the only thing in the book, it would still be a treasure of priceless worth and will be comforting and liberating to parents everywhere.
— Angela Guzzo