On the move: The development of movement

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It is important to focus on the quality of each stage of development instead of worrying about how quickly a child learns to walk. Babies always do what they can do and what they are ready for. Continue reading

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Conflict Perspective

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It is not easy to know how to support our children through challenging moments — but luckily we have a lot of practice… daily. Our children demand attention, melt down at dinnertime and fight with siblings and peers. Little ones … Continue reading

Red and pink rules

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Anna Tardos, a child psychologist at the Pikler Institute in Budapest, shared, at a course on conflict and the young child, the difference between “red rules” and “pink rules.” It was such a simple thing but it has made a profound impact on how … Continue reading

Constancy and Change on the Path of Parenting

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This week I attended a talk on “Constancy and Change on the Path of Parenting” presented by Holly Koteen-Soulé. Holly was a Waldorf kindergarten teacher and parent/ child leader for 25 years. She has been involved in teacher education at Sound … Continue reading