Archives for January 2018

Join Our Play Garden Classes!

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 weekly activities such as gardening, baking, crafts, or water play.  Parents are welcome to play with their children, do practical work, or relax and chat.  Please click here for more information and … [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 markets.  It's only 18 minutes long, and we talk about establishing mutually responsive relationships with kids, how to respond to their needs instead of reacting to their whims, how to let children help in meaningful ways, and much more. Ric is interested and engaging; the time … [Read more...]

Do You Let Your Toddler Help?

A large body of research shows that people are healthier, happier and feel more fulfilled when they are able to contribute to the well-being of others: helping others reduces chances of dropping out of high school, contributes to job satisfaction, can be effective treatment for depression, reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and increases longevity, among other … [Read more...]

My Toddler Hits!

Dear Miss Faith, I care for a little boy of 24 months.  His parents are having big relationship problems, and this sweet little boy has suddenly become very aggressive, hitting me and the other kids I care for many times each day.  I have tried telling him "Gentle hands!" and I help him touch gently, but it is not working at all.  I'm losing my patience and the other children … [Read more...]

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