My older dd is about to turn 7. She went to public school for Kindergarten and half of first grade before we decided that homeschooling was the way to go. We have been doing a sort of eclectic curriculum thus far, but I am very interested in a Waldorf-inspired way. Is it too late for us to start? What would be a good place to start as far as curriculum, etc goes? Thanks!
Is age 7 "too late" to start Waldorf?
At any rate, I know your question concerns homeschooling and that our experience won't necessarily say as much as you'd like about your DC's. Hopefully, Waldorf homeschooling parents will chime in. But I did just want to let you know that I don't think there's really an age cut off or anything and that children aren't "ruined" by not having done Waldorf all along (realize this isn't exactly what you were saying . .. ). I think the Waldorf approach can be immensely valuable for all children, no matter when they come into it.
Nope, not too late! I started my 8-yr-old (homeschooling) this year after three years in the public school system. The biggest challenge for me has been trying to integrate the differing academic levels between Waldorf and his traditional public school experience. He's lightyears "ahead" of where he should be for his grade in Waldorf in reading, and "behind" in parts of math. But we've had a successful experience so far, and he really seems to enjoy all the Waldorf-y stuff we do.