Parent Resources

Books

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Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
This book talks of ways to let your child’s life be simpler, which is truly a gift for the children.

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Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD
Playful Parenting shows how parents can engage the spirit of play to help children be more confident, behave appropriately, and nurture close relationships.

 

Articles

Running, Chasing, Fleeing: Why We Need Rough and Tumble Play
An article from Danielle Marshall on the website of the Altarum Institute on the importance of allowing children the opportunity to engage in “rough” play.

Aggression (young child)
Some advice on handling aggressive behavior by young children from the Waldorf in the Home website.

The Vital Role of Play in Early Childhood Education,” article by Joan Almon
What is play? How does it develop? Why is it important? Thirty-year Waldorf educator Joan Almon offers answers in this extended article.

Articles from Sophia’s Hearth Family Center
A wonderful collection of articles on early childhood from the faculty, students, and parents of a Waldorf school in Keene, NH.

A Closer Look at Toddler Conflict,” article by Trice Atchison
This article focuses on toddler conflict, but it applies to all phases of early childhood.

 

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