Daily Rhythm and its Lifelong Relevance

Helle Heckmann is a Waldorf kindergarten teacher in Denmark and a renowned author and lecturer on Waldorf early education. This article is a compassionate introduction to how Waldorf methods can help support the parents, too. http://www.waldorftoday.com/2011/11/daily-rhythm-at-home-and-its-lifelong-relevance-by-helle-heckmann/

In Praise of Slowness: Carl Honore

One-Minute Bedtime Stories, Speed Yoga, Burn-Out, and Other Adventures from the Frontier of Modern Life in the Fast Lane… Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash …

One Parent’s Journey to Waldorf Education

I remember so clearly when well meaning friends and family began asking the questions about what school my husband and I had selected for our daughter. She was a mere three years old and I was pregnant with my son. …

Media and Waldorf Education

Media has definitely been the national topic of Waldorf education this year. Here is an excellent nine-minute film produced for the Marin Waldorf school. http://www.waldorftoday.com/2012/07/media-and-waldorf-education/

The High Price of Materialism

Here is a five minute video from WaldorfToday.com where some of the more subtle aspects of a screen-laden life are illuminated. This piece gives us hope by indicating directions we can take toward a better personal life, as well as …

The Gift of No by Helene McGlauflin

This classic article worth (re)reading. "Fundamentally, the world is not limitless. No matter what a family’s resources or philosophy, there are societal rules that cannot be ignored, unsafe acts that should be avoided, chores that must ultimately be faced, life …

School Without Computers:  Does it Compute?

Local TV station, KVAL, recently spent a day at the Eugene Waldorf School exploring our no-tech approach to educating children up to 14 years old. The film crew captured the beauty of our school. Here is the footage of that …

Managing Daylight Savings with Young Children

Alert! Daylight savings is November 6th this year. If your children are still young enough that a 20 minute delay in a meal or a bedtime can, on occasion, result in a complete meltdown, this mini-article may be for you. …