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Da Vinci Innovation Academy (K-8) enrollment process for 2012 begins October 20.

October 11, 2011 by  
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Da Vinci Innovation Academy (K-8) enrollment process for 2012 begins October 20.

PARENTING CLASSES: EMPATHY-LEAD PARADIGM FOR RAISING CHILDREN

March 22, 2011 by  
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PARENTING CLASSES April 14th – May 19th, 2011 ECHO PARENTING EMPATHY-LEAD PARADIGM FOR RAISING CHILDREN Contact Azucena Ortiz at 213.484.6676 ext 311 or aortiz@echoparenting.org for directions and information. *Some partial scholarships and payment plans are available. Have you ever been surprised at the level of frustration you’ve felt toward your child? Raising children is so […]

:: Needs and Desires, Part 2 ::

December 1, 2010 by  
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There is no *practical* difference between a need

and a desire.

Conscious Discipline

September 3, 2010 by  
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We are always looking for ways to define what we practice at Riviera PlaySchool. What we have is a unique meld of non violent communication, attachment parenting, mindfulness, abundance, gratitude, and self-awareness, along with the an age-appropriate developmental approach toward academic and structural aspects from Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. Riviera PlaySchool is exceptional because each of our teachers at playschool is an exceptional human being who has the capacity to take a step back and respond compassionately, and has the passion to be with your child in every unfolding moment.

I came across an article by a woman named Becky Bailey, who happens to have authored a pretty good description of what we do here at Riviera Playschool. Becky calls it conscious discipline, and it all starts with being who you want your children to become (Joseph Chilton Pearce). I consider it a ‘way of being’ in the world, though, and not, as Becky refers to it, a “classroom management system.”

Our Brains are Wired for Empathy…

June 17, 2010 by  
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“Empathy is the invisible hand….that entends human consciousness”