Parenting Resources

Choosing to place your child in a Waldorf school means that you have made a commitment to transforming your home and school life in order to uphold the philosophy that guides the methodology. Welcome! We are honored to be walking this path with you and have provided the below links to help you learn more.

Parenting with Presence – A Nonviolent Approach to Parenting

Nonviolent Communication allows us to shift our thinking from good and bad judgments to heartfelt connection with ourselves and our children through focusing on the universal human needs we are both seeking to meet.

Parenting with Presence website

Appreciative Inquiry and Parenting – Growing the Good!

Lessons Learned from Living from the Heart of Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry: Find the Diamonds

Simplicity Parenting – About Simplicity Parenting

“Imagine your life… with a sense of ease as you begin to limit distractions and say “no” to too much, too fast, too soon.

Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war… on childhood.

As the pace of life accelerates to hyperspeed – with too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time – children feel the pressure. They can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems.  Now, in defense of the extraordinary power of less, Simplicity Parenting helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need, allowing their children’s attention to focus and their individuality to flourish.

Based on over twenty years’ experience successfully counseling busy families, Simplicity Parenting teaches parents how to worry and hover less – and how to enjoy more.  For those who want to slow their children’s lives down but don’t know where to start, Simplicity Parenting offers both inspiration and a blueprint for change.

Give Simplicity a try!

~ Kim John Payne (Internationally renowned family consultant, author, Simplicity Parenting)