Parenting & Childcare
Living Passages by Shea Darian
Celebrating Rites of Passage from Birth to Adulthood
An award-winning book with parenting wisdom, ideas and rites of passage ceremonies for celebrating life passages from weaning and transcending the magic of childhood to dating, driving, and leaving home. Includes 30 songs and a bounty of ideas for parents to heal life passages from the past.
Seven Times the Sun by Shea Darian
Companion Song CD by Shea Darian
A homespun collection of songs from the parenting book, Seven Times the Sun: Guiding Your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day. Intended for parents and caregivers to learn “by ear,” simple songs to sing with children throughout the day – morning, mealtime, play, work, quiet, healing, bedtime, family time & personal renewal.
LifeWays North America
Nurturing Children, Their Families & Caregivers
Strengthen family life or develop a new career as a childcare provider. LifeWays™ Early Childhood and Human Development Training for caregivers, parents & parent educators offers part-time classes over 9-13 months, in CA, CO, WI, ME, TX, HI and Vancouver. Valuable training for childcare providers; parent-child, aftercare and assistant teachers; parents, grandparents and nannies.
Whole Family Rhythms
Seasonal Guides for Mamas & Caregivers of Young Children
Seasonal guides to help you slow down, create and connect with the rhythms of the day in your home – through a flow of structured adult-led activities and child-led imaginative free play. Each guide offers master lists of supplies; stories, finger plays, directions for daily themes (such as baking & cooking, watercolor painting, crafting and hiking); mindfulness meditations for adults, handwork patterns, and nursery rhyme and picture book recommendations.
Waldorf in the Home
Resources for Nourishing Family Life
Over 175 CD and DVD recordings from Waldorf in the Home conferences. Topics include parenting, child development, sensory integration, and videos of Waldorf curriculum for home schoolers: form drawing, math, reading and writing, painting, etc. Most CDs are $12.50 and most videos are $20. Plus related articles in the accompanying blog.
Now It's Your Time, Mom!
Time for Reflection and Self-Care a book by Orit Tabachnik
"When you listen and care for yourself, caring for others is easier," writes Waldorf mom and coach, Orit Tabachnik in her book Now It's Your Time, Mom! Orit's parenting wisdom grew out of her personal struggles with depression, mood swings and everyday tasks in parenting. She insightfully shares her successes in learning to rebalance herself through self-care and healthy choices. Kelli Miller (MSW and co-host of LA Talk Radio) says: "As mothers, we often can't, or won't allow ourselves to be nourished. Orit's beautiful book gently and compassionately teaches us how to do that."