Hi! I have been lurking on this forum for a while now, as I have known I want to hs ds since he was a baby, and I find the stories and daily accounts of peoples hs lives so inspirational and informative. A bit of background: I am really interested in Waldorf education and was hoping to apply some of it in my day with ds. It seems like such a gentle and 'quiet' way to help children discover the world. I know that in Waldorf, kids aren't taught to read until their adult teeth come in (around 7?). I used to be so gung ho about the idea of teaching ds to read and learn all the 'academic' stuff, but now that he is the age he is (three and a half), I find I just don't want to rush anything. Also, he is an Indigo child who is very much connected with a part of the world that I don't have as easy access to -- he is so tuned into spiritual and psychic stuff. Also, right now he is really into space and the solar system, weather, animals/birds, and loves helping dh with anything that involves tools. I definately know this is amazing learning, but I just can't help but think I need to sit down with him and do 'desk work' (like teaching him letters, numbers, words, etc.) He learns so well incidentally and from books, and yet I can't help but doubt myself. I am sorry if this ramble doesn't make much sense. I think I am still trying to figure stuff out. Sometimes I sit down at the end of the day and wonder if I could have/ should have done more for ds. I guess if I could sum it up in a question, I would ask if anyone knows of some concrete guidelines I could follow that would help me be certain I was on a Waldorf-inspired path? Thanks for taking the time to read this, and for any thoughts you might have.