Newsletters

Autumn 2014 Newsletter “Doing Meaningful Work with Children” Cynthia introduces this theme by writing that "in doing our meaningful work we are surrounding the children in our care with a rich content out of which to play themselves into their growing bodies... Cleaning, caring, tending and offering loving focused attention to our life tasks provides the marvelous side effect of providing our growing children with what they need as well, a life worthy of playful imitation."  Articles include Life Work with a One-Year-Old, Real Work for a Healthy Will, Pitchin In: Toddler Helping with Household Tasks, Practical Activities with the Young Child, plus previews of Upcoming LifeWays Trainings and Workshops and much more.

Summer 2014 Newsletter “The Trap of Entertaining and Over-stimulating Children” is the focus of our Summer Newsletter, when children are home from school and our temptation is to keep them amused, engaged, and entertained - rather than providing opportunities for child-driven discovery, and then standing back.  Articles include "Mommy, I'm Bored," Less is More, A Sense of Place, Nature and the Child's Senses, plus previews of Upcoming LifeWays Trainings and Workshops and much more.

Spring 2014 Newsletter “Finding the Joy in Caring for Young Children” is our theme for this newsletter. What a perfect time to discuss this, as many are facing the challenges of spring fever, be it at home or in care centers. So how do we transform these moments? How do we find our joy again? Articles include Joy and Self-Care, Eight Optimal Soul Attitudes for Joy in Parenting, Walking Brings Joy, and One Spring Morning at Spindlewood, Maine plus previews of Upcoming LifeWays Trainings and Workshops and much more.

Winter 2014 Newsletter  In this issue we focus on Maintaining Harmony in our Relationships.  We have relationships with our children, our spouses, our friends, our family, our coworkers, and let us not forget with ourselves. Every type of love we have is unique. How do we nourish and maintain healthy bonds? What drives conflict? How do we navigate?  Articles include: Planning with Intention; Parent Development; Spirit, Magic, Tradition and Ritual; The Breakup; previews of Upcoming LifeWays Trainings and Workshops and much more.

Autumn 2013 Newsletter  In this issue we focus on Sleep, Naptime and Bedtime, with articles including The Holiness of Sleep; White Noise and Cognitive Dissonance; Sleep Rhythms at Home; "Framing" Naptime; Using Touch Relaxation; Rest Time at Hummingbird Garden; previews of Upcoming LifeWays Trainings and Workshops and much more.

Summer 2013 Newsletter  In this issue, a special report on the LifeWays North America National Conference, continuing the focus on Creating a Joyful Life with Children, with articles including Joy in My Heart; Transforming No into Yes; Connecting with Young Children; The Joy of Seasonnal Stories; Childrens Massage to Calm and Connect; previews of Upcoming LifeWays Trainings and Workshops and much more.

Spring 2013 Newsletter In this issue LifeWays focuses on Creating a Joyful Life with Children, with articles including Spring Song: A Story for Children; Some Thoughts on High Expectations; the upcoming National Conference; previews of Upcoming LifeWays Trainings and Workshops and much more.

Winter 2012-13 Newsletter In this issue LifeWays offers support for celebrating the winter holidays with articles on A Winter Festival Celebrating Community, Setting the Tone for Festivals, Creating an Advent Nature Scene, Home for the Holidays: One Family's Traditions, previews of Upcoming LifeWays Trainings and Workshops and much more.

Autumn 2012 Newsletter In this issue LifeWays celebrates Autumn Beginnings with articles on The Art of Apples in the Fall, Beginning the Year with a Family Work Party, an Autumn Story Poem and Finger Play, Starting Daycare and Saying Goodbye, previews of Upcoming LifeWays Trainings and Workshops and much more.

Summer 2012 Newsletter In this issue LifeWays celebrates Children and Nature: Gardening with Small Children; Outdoor Play; Pumpkins all Year Round; Children in Nature; Gardening as an Integral Part of a LifeWays Childcare Setting; plus news about current and upcoming LifeWays trainings, upcoming workshops, job opportunities and more.

Spring 2012 Newsletter: In this issue LifeWays says "YES" to Life!  Yes to Motherhood, to our Older Selves, to Creating a Yes Environment, to our "Nudges" (intuition), to Letting Children say Yes, and more. Reports from the trainings; a letter from Cynthia; descriptions of upcoming workshops; LifeWays videos and CEU's.

Winter 2011 Newsletter  In this issue: How LifeWays Meets the Needs of Young Children and Prepares Them for Future Academics. Math and Science in Steiner E.C. Settings; Satisfying Parents about "Progress;" Foundations of Literacy; LifeWays Graduates' Work; Winter Celebrations; All Work and No Play; Singing and Language; Teaching Our Children to Write; Let Preschoolers Play!

Autumn 2011 Newsletter   In This Issue LifeWays Celebrates Men & Boys: Celebrating Boy Energy; Dads Give Kids an Edge; The Meaningful Work of Fathering; Growing Healthy Boys; Exploration Activated by Fathers; To GIve and to Get; Gender Roles in Play; Learning from Boys; Letter from Cynthia; LifeWays Trainings; New Videos, CEUs

Summer 2011 Newsletter   In This Issue; Letter from Cynthia; Grocery Shopping; Moon time Self-Care; LifeWays Trainings; Featured LifeWays Program; The Pause that Refreshes

Spring 2011 Newsletter  In This Issue: Spring is In the Air!; Upcoming LifeWays Events; Sources for Rain Pants; Letter from Cynthia; Mud and Sensory Experiences; Featured LifeWays Program; Hot Cross'd Buns; Reports from LifeWays Trainings; Spring Story/Puppet Show

Fall/Winter 2010 Newsletter  In This Issue: Simplicity; Lantern Walk; Butter for Your Bread; Simple Grains; The Joys of Simple Toys; News from the Training Sites

Spring/Summer 2010 Newsletter
In this Issue: News from the Trainings; Home Away From Home; Confessions of a Waldorf Mom; Cleaning and Clearing at Spindlewood; We’re Not Afraid of You!

Fall/Winter 2009 Newsletter  In this Issue: News from the Trainings; Rhythm as a Form of Creative Discipline; Sleep Rhythm; Afternoon Rhythm; Why Rhythm?; Creating an Enriched Environment for your Child

Spring/Summer 2009 Newsletter  In this Issue: News from the Trainings; Thoughts on Early Learning; Little Teachers; My LifeWays Journey; Winter in the Woods; Warmth: A Hidden Element in a Child’s Healthy Development

Summer 2008 Newsletter  In this Issue: Reflections from the Trainings; Forest Kindergarten; Tribute to Mary Schunemann; Nurturing the 12 Senses through Gardening

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