and it is not always pleasant for me, I want him to decide, but at times it feels wierd and other times I am so glad he has it. Support?! Does the uncomfortable feeling pass? Maybe it is because he only does it every few days?
all young children need is sand and water. You can put this in a simple storage bin with some sorting containers like old yogurt containers, kitchen dishes like funnels, etc....
You can switch out sand for beans, rice, colored water, cornstarch (better than flour and water, because that is a nightmare to clean up whereas cornstarch just washes away), baking soda and vinegar, as she gets a little older shaving cream and spray bottles of colored water. I could go on,...
I ran a preschool! Waldorf is preschool! This is not about judging even though I do believe there is one developmentally appropriate way of being with young children. Sending your children to preschool is not what I am against. And it isnt that I have just seen a few preschools. I also know there are excellent ones out there. Maybe yours was one of them, but what she is describing I would place money on it not being appropriate regardless of how many loving...
We are moving to Los Olivos in a month and need to change all our doctors, dentists, etc..
Currently we have holistic doctors and would like to find more.
We have connected with the SB birth center there already, but would love some Pediatrician recs.
Also, any natural mamas out there in Los Olivos?
Yes absolutely it makes me sad and even more it makes me sad that you have been somewhat criticized for standing up for what is right for young children. I have a masters degree in early childhood and ran a preschool very not like the ones you describe, but it was very rare even here in California. I went back for Waldorf teacher training to be involved in a philosophy that I knew would continue to support my strong beliefs about young children.
Originally Posted by VroomieMama
Thank you.. I'm still learning and trying to understand the difference between the natural and logical consequence.
My toddlers are fascinated with climbing over the sofa's arm to the recliner but there is a small end table in between and I'm always afraid that they'd fall in between and hurt their head or worse. Or they'd climb on a cooler that I use to store children books (prefer it than using...
Originally Posted by lookatreestar
honestly with the second ive done pretty much everything the same. i love having the freedom of no loveys/pacis etc. my dd has really shown me how much ap can pay off.
I'm with you on this one. Each child is different and to me AP is about responding to who that child is and working with children with respect, not having a plan ahead of time about how you will treat them.
Originally Posted by feministmom
It could be that he's mad to be getting out of the bath...in which case you could try more or less, which ever i easier for you.
fwiw, my older dd went through that and i finally realized that i was giving her a bath before bed and that by the time it was over, she was just dead tired and melting down. like the bath was a distraction and once it was over, she just fell apart. i started doing the whole nighttime...
The Natural Child by Jan Hunt is awesome and talks a lot about how babies are designed by nature to get their needs met, I loved it.
Treating Infants with Respect by Magda Gerber
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
These are my top three after reading tons of books for my masters and for the 14 years in child development.