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Forum: Learning at School   10-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By dancingmama
That ratio of teachers:kids is really good.  I...

That ratio of teachers:kids is really good.  I agree with a previous poster that something could be done to have one teacher or aide focus on those kids.  Most public schools would kill for that...
Forum: Waldorf   02-29-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By dancingmama
Well..... I guess I'd just write a letter...

Well..... I guess I'd just write a letter describing your family/dd?  I mean, right?
Forum: Learning at School   01-04-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By dancingmama
Coral, The school doesn't need to host it. ...

Coral,
The school doesn't need to host it.  The PTO can do it.
Forum: Waldorf   12-13-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By dancingmama
saraem, I would encourage you to really listen...

saraem,
I would encourage you to really listen to your instincts. 
There is a difference between warm, peaceful and loving; and restrained, aloof and judgemental.
I have found that at our local...
Forum: Waldorf   11-21-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,239
Posted By dancingmama
Um....  Aren't there any Waldorf teachers that...

Um....  Aren't there any Waldorf teachers that are men??
 
About 1/2 of the teachers at my kids' school (public magnet, non-waldorf) are men.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-16-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,675
Posted By dancingmama
parsley - I'll look into it, thanks!  

parsley - I'll look into it, thanks!
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-16-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,675
Posted By dancingmama
Thanks, pigpokey, that's helpful.  I'll give it...

Thanks, pigpokey, that's helpful.  I'll give it a tril run on part of her hair :)
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,675
Posted By dancingmama
OK, I found this temporary hair dye: ...

OK, I found this temporary hair dye:  http://www.sallybeauty.com/Styling-Mousse/SBS-700562,default,pd.html 
 
Not too pricey, I'll let you know if it works!
 
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,675
Posted By dancingmama
Ha, Kool-aide!  I guess that's a lot better than...

Ha, Kool-aide!  I guess that's a lot better than drinking it....
 
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,675
Posted By dancingmama
Her hair is kind of light/med brown.  Does henna...

Her hair is kind of light/med brown.  Does henna wash out?  Will it be decidedly reddish, or just sort of red-if-the-light-hits-it kind of thing?
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,675
Posted By dancingmama
My 9 year-old wants to be Ginny Weasley for...

My 9 year-old wants to be Ginny Weasley for Halloween, with red hair.  Is there some sort of temporary hair color that is safe for kids that I could use for her?  She'd prefer color to a wig for...
Forum: Waldorf   04-26-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By dancingmama
OK.  Well, I'm going to maintain my humble...

OK.  Well, I'm going to maintain my humble opinion that giving a kid a sword to lunge with at another kid is irresponsible.  Just like laying down concrete under a climbing structure.  These are...
Forum: Waldorf   04-25-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By dancingmama
Ummmm.....  I'm not trying to scare people. ...

Ummmm.....  I'm not trying to scare people.  Good grief.  This little boy has brain damage due to use of a real sword during practice for a play.  I am merely pointing out to other Waldorf families...
Forum: Waldorf   04-24-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By dancingmama
Well, I guess I was kind of struck by the fact...

Well, I guess I was kind of struck by the fact that they were using real metal swords.  I know that at public schools, they'd be cardboard or something similar.
Forum: Waldorf   04-23-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,084
Posted By dancingmama
Just a shout out to people with kids at Waldorf...

Just a shout out to people with kids at Waldorf schools who might encounter similar sword play with real weapons:
 ...
Forum: Learning at School   04-19-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,470
Posted By dancingmama
It sounds like they are trying to send a...

It sounds like they are trying to send a message.  I'll be honest, perpetual lateness drives me crazy.  It's so disrespectful.  There is simply no reasonable excuse, just get up and leave 5 minutes...
Forum: Learning at School   03-30-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By dancingmama
Well, I just thought I'd post a different...

Well, I just thought I'd post a different perspective. My kids go to a public magnet with a Progressive Education philosophy.  I would never send them to a school as you describe (please don't read...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   03-19-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By dancingmama
Hi there!  My kids are older, but I wanted to...

Hi there!  My kids are older, but I wanted to make sure you knew about the Mothering Arts group at the Center for the Childbearing Year, here in Ann Arbor.  It's a wonderful group, and might fit...
Forum: Waldorf   03-07-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,671
Posted By dancingmama
Well, all that may be true.  But you don't see...

Well, all that may be true.  But you don't see support groups for ex-Montessori families.  Or ex-progressive school families, etc etc.  There is really something about Waldorf that makes people feel...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-01-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,148
Posted By dancingmama
It was a perfect solution for both my girls! ...

It was a perfect solution for both my girls!  One took a little longer than the other, their personalities are different.  But they were never scared, lonely, terrified....  just kind of mad.  But I...
Forum: Waldorf   02-21-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,854
Posted By dancingmama
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Forum: Waldorf   02-20-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,854
Posted By dancingmama
Honestly, I think you have to think hard about...

Honestly, I think you have to think hard about this level of nit-picking about appearances at this age....  I have a friend with a kid in Waldorf in 7th grade (has been there since kindy), and she...
Forum: Birth Professionals   02-15-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,348
Posted By dancingmama
Dr. Gilbert:   I just read through this...

Dr. Gilbert:
 
I just read through this whole thread.  The one statement of yours that I find most concerning, is your contention that homebirth increases mortality risks.  I am PhD-educated in a...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   01-22-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By dancingmama
I'd also like to pipe in with support for New...

I'd also like to pipe in with support for New Moon!  They were professional, warm, wise...  wonderful practice!  They assisted with both of my births.
Forum: Waldorf   01-22-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By dancingmama
My neice (8th grade) has a classmate that put...

My neice (8th grade) has a classmate that put Henna in her hair, and the teacher made her dye it back to it's previous color.  So apparently, in their Waldorf school, no it's not OK. 
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