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The Case for Homeschooling

“Many children’s lives are so busy with school journeys, subject changes, after-school clubs, and homework that they have little time to think or to take ownership of the life they are leading. They spend an awful lot of time being ‘processed’ by well-intentioned adults.... I will happily home educate my children all the way through their education, if that is what they want to do. They always ...
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Anthroposophic Nursing Practice

Anthroposophic nursing care goes beyond the communicative approach of soft skills. Nurses form a bridge between treatment of the body and treatment of the patient’s soul and spirit by actively valuing the human body, paying attention to touch, using warmth, cold, air, and light to promote healing processes, and much more. Although physical wellbeing, autonomy, and youthfulness are central to our ...
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Educating for Balance and Resilience

A practical guide to strengthening the foundations for professional development, student capacities and readiness, and parent support • • • “Each child in every age brings something new into the world from divine regions, and it is our task as educators to remove bodily and psychical obstacles out of its way...” —Rudolf Steiner (Aug. 19, 1922) There is growing recognition in educational ...
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Healing Storytelling

In this step-by-step companion guide, Nancy Mellon explores the secrets of a good story and how to become a confident teller of stories made from scratch. The healing power of stories is a strong antidote to today’s world of electronic screens and games. Storytelling is an engaging and meaningful way of sharing our thoughts and feelings. As a path of self-development, storytelling awakes ...
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Growing Children, Thriving Children

No longer little children, but not yet teenagers, children in the primary school years (between seven and twelve) face big emotional, social, psychological and physical changes. How can parents best support their children whilst also embracing their growing independence?  Inspired by the Waldorf approach to child development, Lou Harvey-Zahra explains the three major transitions, or 'rubicons', ...
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The First Seven Years

In this book, Dr. Edmond Schoorel looks at childhood from the perspective of physiological development describes the landscape we encounter when rearing children. It is clear that a one-year-old requires a different approach from that needed to raise a healthy four-year-old, who displays psychological differences, as well as differences in his or her stage of physical and biological development. ...
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With Stars in Their Eyes

In this book readers will find not only a heart-filled rendering of the gentle ways young children have been traditionally raised and educated, but also cutting edge research that supports these practices. With love as the foundation, and through the neural tapestry created by joyful movement, music, art, stories, and play, we feed and bathe the brain of the young child. These deep connections ...
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A Waldorf Guide to Children's Health

When a child is sick, parents need clear and reliable information helping them to take action quickly. This fully comprehensive guide to child health and wellness draws on anthroposophic medicine, combining conventional treatments with complementary therapies.A Waldorf Guide to Child Health includes: ∞ First aid guidance for help in emergencies∞ Treatments to relieve common complaints such as ...
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Autism─Meet Me Who I Am

This book is for parents and families, teachers and schools, doctors and therapists who are looking for a deeper understanding of children with autism. The children themselves led us on a pathway through our efforts to connect and communicate our means to heal and educate them. This book shares that pathway of two-way learning and healing. The outlook on autism presented here emerges from ...
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Childhood Illnesses and Immunizations

Based on the authors’ many years of medical experience in the “trenches,” this book offers new ways of looking at the complex topic of childhood illnesses and immunizations. Essential information is presented from an anthroposophic point of view: ∞  Childhood Illnesses: their fundamental characteristics and meaning∞  Immunization Information: benefits and dangers∞  Remedies (more than 100!): ...
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Warmth

Warmth is a hand-knitted woolly jumper and a crackling fire in the grate. Warmth is a smile when we need encouragement and a hug when things aren't going our way. This one word has so many powerful, positive associations.  Warmth is one of the basic building blocks of existence; without it, there would be no life or growth. As parents we want our children to be warm—physically and emotionally. ...
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Understanding Deeper Developmental Needs

How do we best help a child who is struggling? By learning to look carefully.  Enlivening our observation skills allows us to see consistent behavioral patterns and dynamics that show up in children’s movement, learning, sensing, and memory. Within those activities we can learn to see archetypal pathways of development. Watching the way a child moves, listens, eats, or sleeps offers us ...
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Raising Happy Healthy Children

“Provides parents with the information they need to raise healthy, balanced, resilient children.… Above all it demonstrates that what babies and children really need is the time, love and attention of the loving adults in their lives.” —Marie Peacock (from the foreword) Raising Happy Healthy Children is a fully-updated second edition of What Children and Babies Really Need. With new information ...
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Education for Nonviolence

Education for Nonviolence describes how we can actually do something about our increasingly violent world. Few in the media draw a clear connection between the all-too-frequent tragedies we hear and read about in the news each day and the way as parents and teachers we raise and educate our children. Abstract concepts, rote learning, and standardized tests cannot develop the emotional and social ...
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Anthroposophic Medicine for all the Family

This invaluable book not only provides practical suggestions and advice regarding common medical issues and ailments, but also presents the fundamental principles of anthroposophic medicine. It explains the underlying picture of disorders in the human organism and the therapeutic approach of anthroposophic medical practice, giving answers to the questions that, in an ideal world, a patient would ...
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