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Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid)

Today, tomorrow, and every day after may we seek to know, understand, and have compassion for each of other's narratives. ​

The Link Between August Birthdays and A.D.H.D.

Waldorf education is grounded in offering what is developmentally appropriate for children as they age. At WSB this starts with a full assesses of a child's readiness for challenging academics and immersive learning experiences. This increases the likelihood of them becoming confident leaders versus anxious followers.  

Five-year-olds using knives in class

We are two weeks away from the start of our Winter Parent and Child classes!  

In an ocean of early childhood education options, what sets our sessions apart is our comfort and purposeful use of managed, experiential risk (both indoor and outdoor) with our youngest students. ​

Waldorf's Otero announces plans to play college basketball

Congrats to Liam Otero of the Sante Fe Waldorf School on signing with Concordia University Chicago's NCAA Division III basketball team! We trust your Waldorf education, especially your Eurythmy classes, helped you cultivate the skills and confidence to make this happen. 

"Last season, Otero helped lead Waldorf to the Class 1A State Tournament and is trying to repeat the achievement in Class 2A with the Desert Academy/Santa Fe Waldorf Wild Wolves."  http://ow.ly/hdER30n6b1O

The Gift of a Lifetime

"Waldorf education is a gift your children will never outgrow and never grow tired of." -- Pat Whitehead, Waldorf School of Baltimore Executive Director​

Looking for a one of a kind gift of a lifetime? Then give your child the gift of Waldorf education! Begin your journey with our Winter Parent & Child classes, starting Thursday, January 10th. These structured play sessions serve as a sweet first stepping stone away from home for your child and parent education and bonding tool for you. http://ow.ly/UFRS30mWN6b

What Straight-A Students Get Wrong

This holiday season resist the urge to compare and contrast your child to others, especially on temporary markers such as grades and test scores.  

"Yes, straight-A students master cramming information and regurgitating it on exams. But career success is rarely about finding the right solution to a problem — it’s more about finding the right problem to solve... If you’re willing to tolerate the occasional B, you can learn... You gain experience coping with failures and setbacks, which builds resilience." http://ow.ly/GjoH30mWThW

The beautiful math of coral

Yesterday we posted a link to handwork templates as a means of entertaining your children, yes, but also as a way to keep their math skills sharp.  

Knit Bluebird of Happiness

Kitty, Cowls, and Bluebirds, oh my Socks!  ​

Looking for fun ways to keep your Waldorf students engaged during the colder months inside and our upcoming holiday break? Then check out these beautiful, free crochet, sewing, and knitting patterns and tutorials. http://ow.ly/2WsC30mU3H4

Parents of Young Children: Put Down Your Smartphones

The importance of having a warm, welcoming, and nourishing early childhood experience cannot be overstated. "In the first three years of life, 80% of a child's brain development occurs. This development is fed through consistent verbal and nonverbal interactions between parents and children."  ​

12 Secrets to Teaching Your Child How to Manage Their Emotions

The holiday season can be a joyous time spent with family and friends. However, sometimes the gift zigs instead of zags, the promised turn to play the new game does not come, and the car trip home is filled with congestion and detours.