“So I was just doing dishes and hanging out linens on a sunny, nippy morning. Ahhhhhhhhh.... I was reminded of how important such tasks are for so many reasons, but especially in balancing one's self/time in a computer-driven world. I just had a real awareness of that today as I was outside and honestly, I think just preparing inwardly for my parent-child classes next week and your workshop inspired me to take note and be careful! My body and spirit thank you for being such an inspiration even from afar! Back to home life!” Laura Olson
Support for the Family
Parents and LifeWays caregivers are partners in trying to provide what is best for each child. The caregiver can be instrumental in helping parents to recognize the developmental needs of the child and how to practice domestic and nurturing arts, while also learning from and respecting the parents’ insights into the specific needs of their child. An initial or annual visit to a child’s home can provide valuable insights into each child’s unique needs and forge invaluable links between home and the care provider.
- Parent education is an integral part of the LifeWays approach, supporting mothers and fathers in their parenting. It occurs both formally and informally and strives to be sensitive to the diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds of the families being served.
LifeWays caregivers and programs are resources for parents and can help build community, bridging the isolation of so many parents today.