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10 Needs for a Healthy Childhood and Educational Experience

A few simple, but important guidelines for providing a healthy home environment for your child. From SPIRAL ARTS (Larry & Victoria Temple).

10 Tips for Parenting Your Pre-Teen

It’s typically between the ages of nine and twelve that our cute, cuddly little children, once so willing to climb into our laps and share their secrets, suddenly want little or nothing to do with us. Pre-adolescents are not the same people they were just a year or two ago. They have changed—...

Endangered Minds and Failure To Connect, by Jane M. Healy

Festivals Together, by Fitzjohn, Weston, and Large

Festivals, Family and Food, by Diana Carey

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television, by Jerry Mander

K-8 Comeback: Clear Merits over Middle School Model

This article "seems" like it could have been useful. Unfortunately, it is biased, superficial, and does not provide the margin of error nor links to the original report for independent verification. Perhaps some future web-sleuthing will dig up a better article or maybe even the original research....

Lifeways, by Gudrum Davy and Bons Voors

Mulberry Farm

Mulberry Farm, a center for curative education, was created by experienced Waldorf teacher and mentor Robyn Brown. It started in 2001 in San Francisco as a small Scholl for five children. 
In June of 2011 Mulberry School moved to Santa Rosa and became Mulberry Farm. The farm includes about three...

No Contest

No Contest, which has been stirring up controversy since its publication in 1986, stands as the definitive critique of competition. Drawing from hundreds of studies, Alfie Kohn eloquently argues that our struggle to defeat each other—at work, at school, at play, and at home—turns all of us into...

Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon

Parenting the Nine Year Old, by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Parents of nine year olds often wonder, “What is happening to my child?” Children at this age can become very critical and argumentative, or very moody and withdrawn. Nightmares, irrational fears, headaches and stomachaches often arise. Some children feel as if no one at school likes them, or...

Punished by Rewards

Our basic strategy for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you’ll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way that we train the family pet.
In this...

Rhythms of Learning: Selected Lectures by Rudolf Steiner, Edited by Roberto Trostli

Standardized Testing and Its Victims

By Alfie Kohn
Standardized testing has swelled and mutated, like a creature in one of those old horror movies, to the point that it now threatens to swallow our schools whole. (Of course, on “The Late, Late Show,” no one ever insists that the monster is really doing us a favor by...

Teaching as a Lively Art, by Marjorie Spock

Towards Wholeness, by M. C. Richards

Twenty-two myths about Waldorf Education

Twenty-two myths about Waldorf education, beliefs and practices that we find in many, if not most, Waldorf schools in the United States.

Waldorf Answers

There are many websites with information on Waldorf education. Usually they are for a specific school or an association of Waldorf schools. This site is different. It is intended to provide in-depth information about Waldorf education for parents and prospective parents, and to clear up...

Waldorf Education: A Family Guide

The #1 introduction to Waldorf Education available today! Often referred to as “Waldorf 101,” this book is often provided to all newly-enrolled families in many Waldorf schools.
This collection of articles—written by parents, teachers and others—offers a “first look” into the history, philosophy,...

Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old

The years from ten to fourteen are undeniably trying and turbulent for parents and children alike. Adolescents develop rapidly, and often find themselves uncomfortable with who they are and what they’re feeling. Parents often don’t know what to expect from an adolescent who is at one moment hostile...