How to Create the Star of Your Family Culture

The Heaven on Earth Workbook

How to Create the Star of Your Family Culture

How to Create the Star of Your Family Culture

By  Sharifa Oppenheimer


9781621481393
$17.95 Paperback
 11/15/2015
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11/15/2015
Anthroposophic Press dba SteinerBooks

WORLD ***

7.5 X 9.0 in
152 pg


FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / General

In this gem of a book, parents are offered an exploratory approach to the principles introduced in Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children. Using excerpts as leading thoughts, as well as “The Star of Family Culture” as a guiding image, parents are given a warmhearted lens through which to view their family life.

Beginning with love as the foundation of the family, parents will have the opportunity to discover healthy family rhythms interactively, including family work and family play. They will be engaged in creating nourishing play spaces for their children, both indoors and out, and will learn to tell handmade stories, as well as to make art joyfully with their children. Establishing this loving, disciplined approach to family lays a sturdy foundation. In this way, many twenty-first-century “discipline problems” are deterred. With love as a guide, parents are given insight for dealing with developmentally appropriate behavior issues.

Sharifa Oppenheimer was the founding teacher of the Charlottesville Waldorf School where she taught kindergarten for twenty-one years, and is the founder and director of The Rose Garden, a home based early childhood program in Virginia. She has helped develop new teachers through mentoring and offering practicum and internship opportunities to the teacher-training students at Sunbridge College in New York, as well as students in the LifeWays trainings. Sharifa travels nationally and internationally, offering lectures and workshops to teachers, school and parent groups, encouraging each one to discover their own healthy, heartfelt Family Culture. Sharifa is the mother of three grown sons, who were educated in the Waldorf tradition. She lives with her husband in an enchanted forest in Virginia. Sharifa Oppenheimer is the author of the bestselling book Heaven on Earth A Handbook for Parents of Young Children (SteinerBooks, 2006), which has been translated into Taiwanese and Chinese and is also a bestseller in those countries. She also worked collaboratively to create the book What is a Waldorf Kindergarten (SteinerBooks, 2007).