This acclaimed guide to children's physical, psychological and spiritual development is now available in a fourth revised edition. Combining up-to-date medical advice with issues of development and education, this is a definitive guide for parents. This is the book for anyone who has ever wanted a deeper understanding of their children's illnesses, or sought a more holistic approach to children's health. As well as comprehensively covering medical issues, it also discusses parenting techniques, education, spirituality and play -- a truly integrated approach to all aspects of raising healthy children in the broadest sense. The authors have over 20 years' experience treating children at Herdecke Hospital, Germany, which is run using anthroposophical principles. The fourth edition includes updates on treatments for tonsilitis, croup, sunstroke and headlice. The section on vaccinations includes the latest recommendations including measles, meningococcal and HPV. There is also a new section on electromagnetic pollution, including mobile (cell) phones.
Rudolf Steiner's insight into the spiritual, sensory and intellectual needs of early childhood has inspired a unique kind of parent and child group. Drawing on this approach, Dot Male's book shows parents how they can join together with others to create a supportive family community.
Here is the perfect companion to Sharifa Oppenheimer's Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children, which answers the initial and most pressing questions of new parents of young children. Inevitably, a big decision arises: How and where should my child be educated? The authors featured in What Is a Waldorf Kindergarten? describe from experience the numerous aspects of the "Steiner school" approach to early childhood education. Readers will learn what lies behind the Waldorf kindergarten methods and the practical ways in which it is applied by teachers in the classroom. Throughout the book, the reader is guided by the sure and compassionate hand of longtime kindergarten teacher Sharifa Oppenheimer as she introduces the authors and each topic. Given the confusing array of educational approaches available today, this book serves to clarify one of the most dynamic and successful approaches to beginning young children on the path of education and life in the world. An invaluable resource for parents of young children
This book tells the story of how Suzanne, a young Waldorf teacher, struggles with the changes her class is going through. The problems she and parents must deal with are familiar to all parents--drug use, smoking, lack of responsiveness, rebelliousness, and moodiness. In this compassionate and wise guidebook, we accompany Suzanne in her sincere efforts to help her students as she talks to other faculty menmers and to parents, gradually adapting her teaching to the students' changing needs. She learns from an older mentor, whose guidance is based on the educational methods and spiritual insights presented by Rudolf Steiner, whose perspective gives adolescence a new, more meaningful face. Understanding adolescent changes as part of our human destiny and our development toward individuality helps us guide young people as they take their first steps on the road to independence.
This innovative resource introduces a transformative leadership model that supports student development by focusing on key factors such as cognition, metacognition, motivation, affect, and individual differences.
Michaela Glockler speaks on themes relating to the esoteric path of spiritual development and its therapeutic task for the individual and community. Giving an account of the evolution of the ancient mysteries in relation to medicine, she discusses the application of inner work in outer action, reflecting on modern social and ethical issues such as organ transplantation and the termination of pregnancy. The author addresses primarily those in the healing professions, but this book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the new science of the spirit.