I am very happy to have found a Waldorf forum.
My 3 year old tends to be very active in the sense that she cannot sit still.
We joined one of this parent/tot at a Waldorf school and its beautiful place and the rhythm is very calm and peaceful.
They do circle time where everybody sits down, but my little one tends to run around throwing things screaming, which is not appreciated at all by the teacher and moms.
I have done most of the things such as redirect, asking to sit down which makes it even worst. Resulting in us just leaving the room for the time that the storytelling ends.
But when we get in the room she starts acting out, as soon as, somebody says dont do that she goes and does it even more.
She tends to get in everybody's business destroying and taking and throwing, from their hands whatever they have and I mean kids and parents.
I don't know what else to do I have done so many time outs that it makes me sick and its just not working out.
I thought being in this calm and peaceful setting would make a difference for my daughter. I am thinking she might have hyperactive disorder. I understand that toddlers are active, but there are toddler there different ages that all sit down quietly.
And its not just at the Waldorf is everywhere, I bring her to a ball parent/tot and you would think she will like the activity, but she will just run around, taking the balls from other kids, opening doors, closets and and taking everything apart. We go to the library she takes all the books down, same at the supermarket.
It feels very lonely and it really hurts some of the disapproval looks of the mothers/parents give to her/me.