Hi Mammas, I am hoping that you can help me. I would describe myself as Waldorf Curious, and I'm looking for recommendations for sources of information to help me see if Waldorf is a fit for my family.
I've read "Simplicity Parenting" (which I know isn't Waldorf, but I *think* that his advice ties in nicely with the Waldorf philosophy/ideas) and a lot of what the book talks about speaks to me, and is a lifestyle that I'd like to try to impliment in my own home. DS is young enought (17 mos) that the transition shouldn't be as hard as if we had older kids (at least not for him). Even before reading his book DH and I both were on board with the "limit TV", "limit toys", "encourage imagination in play" type philosophy.
Anyway, I've tried to do some research on Waldorf on my own, but the public library where I live is lacking in this department. I've had coffee with a wonderful woman who used to teach at the Waldorf school in our city and this made me feel more strongly that Waldorf may be a fit for us. DH wants to do his own research but is at least on board with thinking about this and so far is loving the CDs I bought of a lecture of Kim John Payne talking about his "simplification" philosophy.
So I guess what I am looking for is ideas for how to make our lives and our home more "Waldorf Friendly" and if you can give me a better sense of what this means day to day. Many of the articles that I've found on-line are fairly "academic" and I don't understand them at this point.
Can you help me out?