Monday, December 11, 2017

Taking a Step Back

March 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

We all know that our children are not reflections of us, but every once in a while we get tricked into that lie again! It sneaks in, and we spring into RE-action, rather than mindful response.

Teaching Writing to a Preschooler: How Not to Kill Their Fire.

October 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

“Linda!” Nandu puffed out in exasperation “I CAN’T write! I’m just 4!!”

I looked at her: “Nandu, do you know what writing is?”

The King and The Scratched Diamond

November 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

A mindful, “kid-centric” hands-on learning program for the “whole child,” in a nature-ful, organic environment. Riviera PlaySchool is inspired by the best of Attachment Parenting, Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf and Non-Violent Communication.

Today’s Educational World

November 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

Many parents don’t realize that the education world has changed drastically since they were in school. Schools and class sizes used to be smaller, dropout rates lower, in-school violence almost unheard of, and teachers weren’t terrified of showing affection to their students, or of discussing moral values. Of course, even then, school was far from perfect, but at least the teachers—and usually the principal—knew every student by name, something that is increasingly rare today.

THINGS THAT COME UP AT SCHOOL – a workshop on getting through homework with positive connections

September 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

The Knowing Garden, along with Melody Elder M.A. E.d. is hosting a Parenting
Workshop on Monday, Oct 17th. The subject is “Things That Come Up At School”
and it focuses on getting through lessons and homework with positive connections
as well as being the best advocate you can be for your student.

All families are welcome. Please click here for information and
registration: http://knowinggarden.org/parenting-workshop/

OmmmmmMy God! Compassion is a Two Way Street

March 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

OmmmmmMy God!   Compassion is a Two Way Street

You Can Reach Enlightenment in 1 Easy Science-backed Step!

I have been waiting for this one!!  Science now has documented evidence that anyone CAN reach enlightenment, (or at least find peace, joy, or satisfaction) in one easy step!   I am tossing my meditation beads!! They have found the holy grail!

http://rivieraplayschool.com/parenting-from-balance/ommmmmmy-god-compassion-is-a-2-way-street

Riviera PlaySchool in Redondo Beach, CA
TEACHING FROM BALANCE
A Mindful program for the ‘Whole Child,’ inspired by the best of Attachment Parenting, Reggio Emilia, Bev Bos, Montessori, Waldorf and Non-Violent Communication.

www.RivieraPlaySchool.com

Needs and Desires, part 1

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

Parents commonly say things like, “You need to put your toys away and get ready for bed.” A shift in focus from needs to desires is the key that will unlock your creativity…

No Child Left Behind… What?

November 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

“No Child Left Behind” has inadvertently placed undue emphasis on elements that have nothing to do with academic success. The entire system has instead created a generation of button-pushers who lack critical thinking skills as well as the emotional and social intelligence to get their needs met independently. We are not creating people who are following in the footsteps of our forefathers: independent thinkers, inventors, and self-sufficient pioneers who have the skills and tenacity to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps in Horatio Alger fashion.

Playing Our Way Through Life

July 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

Have you ever tried to hurry a little boy into his clothing and out the door? It is usually to no avail — the shirt becomes a pirate’s hat, and then his eye catches a forgotten toy — everything is so richly distracting to children, because they are still engaged so deeply in living life. So why do we try to pounce it out of them? “Straighten up! Hurry Up! Come on, we’ll be late!”

Hey, Guess What?? You Already ARE the Perfect Parent!!!

July 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

If you’re like me, you are your own worst critic. And there is no badge of honor in that, even though we have been brought up to believe it is so. You deserve the same “break” you are wanting your child to be given.

As Joseph Chilton Pearce says, “Your must be what you want your children to become.” Isn’t it a breathe of fresh air to know that being your authentic self is perfect?!!

Next Page »