My presentation for Waldorf early childhood teachers about my research on dropping off little children who are new to the program. July 22, 2020. Enjoy!
I recently realized that there is a part of “parenting lore” that I don’t fully agree with. It has to do with those times when a child is overwhelmed, scared, stressed, crying, screaming, tantruming or otherwise completely dysregulated. I often hear the advice that, “children need these feelings, they need a safe place to express…
Parenting young children: a conversation with Kimberley Lewis and Katherine Winter-Sellery.
Why do we find nature so calming and soothing? Waves on the shore? Water babbling over stones? The wind billowing the curtain? An inchworm progressing slowly up a blade of grass? Here we find that Nature is our best teacher for de-stressing. Variation within sameness calms and soothes us. This applies especially to children. What…