In other words, your health affects your child's health. So please take very good care of yourself!!!
Of course, I know some of you are still on the computer, because there are things
you have questions about. First, let me say that you should NOT become obsessed
with giving your child the perfect start. This is a huge trap that
seems to really swallow people up and folks interested in Waldorf
are particularly susceptible to it. Just be kind to yourself and do your
Having said that, for some tips on childhood development, the home environment, and parenting toddlers,
there are some very good books. Here are a few I recommend:
If you want to know about child development, parenting, and
what-do-I-do-with-my-child and can only afford one book to cover from now until
the beginning of school (ages birth to the change of teeth), get Sally Schwizer's book.
It's my favorite all-in-one recommendation!
It's written by a pediatric OT. I've used it as a book group book; I know Waldorf schools have as well. It is really wonderful. Inspirational. Not preachy. Full of ideas. And timely. Especially for people to give themselves permission to just let their children go play in their yards!!!!
washing, hulling, and eating ripe strawberries
crushing, smelling, and tasting fresh herbs: mint, rosemary, basil, pineapple sage, chives
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