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Registration is now open for 2018 Play Garden classes!  A Waldorf-inspired curriculum includes seasonal songs and circle games, puppet shows, eating a home-made snack together, and … [read more]

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Miss Faith

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I'm so glad you found Joyful Toddlers!; please look around. I believe that children—just like the rest of us—long to live a life in which they feel connected, feel competent, and are able to contribute to something greater than themselves. ... [read more]

Discipline & Connecting

My Toddler Hits!...

Dear Miss Faith, I care for a little boy of 24 months.  His parents are having big relationship … More to Explore

Pouring In the Love...

When your personal life is out of balance, it strains your body's immune system.  If you don't pay … More to Explore

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Your Social Toddler

Being Too Rough with Baby

Dear Miss Faith, What can I do when my toddler is rough with the baby (usually unintentionally, but … Read More

Sibling Interactions Between Kids & Crawlers

Dear Miss Faith, I have a 9 month old who has just started really crawling and getting all up in … Read More

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Harmonious Home Life

Do You Let Your Toddler Help?

A large body of research shows that people are healthier, happier and feel more fulfilled when they … Read More

Sensitive, Perfectionist 5 Year Old

Dear Miss Faith, My daughter has a hard time dealing with frustration, and has a real perfectionist … Read More

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Play & Activities

Celebrating Advent

Advent is a time of waiting and anticipation.  For some, it's the countdown to Christmas; for … Read More

A Story of Autumn Light

Once upon a time there was a little boy who lived with his mother and his father and his baby … Read More

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Free-Range Kids

Overall, I really enjoyed Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going … Read More

Book Review: Raising Happiness

I absolutely loved the book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier … Read More

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Announcements

Join Our Play Garden Classes!

Registration is now open for 2018 Play Garden classes!  A Waldorf-inspired curriculum includes … Read More

Faith on This Week In America

I had a fun interview with Ric Bratton on the radio show This Week In America, which airs in 128 … Read More

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