Posts about Harmonious Home Life


Practical Tips on "Life"

So what can we do, as parents and caregivers, to ensure that these household tasks foster connection, foster competence, and foster the children's ability to contribute? What can we do to help tasks go smoothly, so that we don't feel frazzled as we try to incorporate children into the neverending tasks of housework? It turns out there are lots of things we can do: Slow … [Read more...]

What I mean by "Life"

In my last post I talked about Life As the Curriculum, and why children really feel fulfilled by helping with household tasks. So what do I mean by "Life?" There are several layers of “Life” as I see it, that combine to form a rich day (and a rich life!) if they are done with attention, reverence, and spaciousness: Daily Tasks. These include preparing meals, setting the … [Read more...]

Life As the Curriculum

This is an excerpt from a piece I wrote for my teleclass, Joyful Days with Toddlers! The Sunday class is completely full, but there are still two slots in the Tuesday class if you're interested. It starts this Tuesday, March 1st 2011, and calls are from 6:30-7:45pm Mountain Time. Please email me if you'd like one of those two spots at faithrainbow@yahoo.com People often … [Read more...]

Going Potty

So, how to approach the dreaded subject of potty training? Well, I've helped more than 35 toddlers go through this process, so let me tell you some of my thoughts. I recently heard the term “potty learning” instead of potty training, and I like it, since I think it more accurately represents what's going on. My best source for potty learning is an article that was given to me … [Read more...]

Worthy of Imitation

We all know that young children learn through imitation. Sometimes this is funny, like when a little two-year-old in my care walked up to a big four-year-old boy and said, “Hi Cutie!” Other times it makes us cringe a little bit, seeing our actions or hearing our words come out in miniature. Although we know that children learn from imitation, the logical conclusion to that … [Read more...]

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