The Vancouver Waldorf School offers opportunities throughout the year for parents and community members to learn more about Waldorf Education, to find ways of incorporating Waldorf Philosophy into the home, and to help bridge Parent-Teacher relationships. Our guest speakers include Waldorf teachers and advisors, and experts in child development.
First Seven Years: Laying the Foundation For Life
At the Vancouver Waldorf School, we understand that a child’s experiences in the first seven years set a foundation for life. What can parents and teachers do to support a child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development? Each session builds on earlier sessions, and we encourage participants to attend the series as a whole.
Drop-ins are welcome, however, please adults only.
Mindfulness & Anxiety: Facing Anxiety and Cultivating Resilience through Mindfulness
Brian helps raise awareness about anxiety, the causes & effects, and offers tools and resources to help manage. Understand the prevalence of anxiety in youth, and learn how to respond when your child expresses difficulty and how to recognize the signs in children who aren’t coping.
Simplicity Parenting: Using the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier & more secure kids
Learn how to simplify toys, books & clothes, meals & bedtimes, schedules and to filter out the adult world.
Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioural problems. Internationally renowned family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish. Simplicity Parenting offers inspiration, ideas, and a blueprint for change:
- Streamline your home environment. Reduce the number of toys, books, and clutter—as well as the lights, sounds, and general sensory overload.
- Establish rhythms and rituals. Discover ways to ease daily tensions, create battle-free mealtimes and bedtimes, and tell if your child is overwhelmed.
- Schedule a break in the schedule. Establish intervals of calm and connection in your child’s daily torrent of constant doing.
- Scale back on media and parental involvement. Manage your children’s “screen time” to limit the endless deluge of information and stimulation.
A manifesto for protecting the grace of childhood, Simplicity Parenting is an eloquent guide to bringing new rhythms to bear on the lifelong art of raising children.
“[Kim Payne] is like a master closet reorganizer for the soul.” – Time Magazine
Thursday, January 24 7:00 pm at the Delbrook Community Centre (851 West Queens Rd, North Vancouver)
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door (*seating is limited)
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Askable Adult 101 Sexual Health Parent Workshop
In this workshop, participants build comfort in discussing and teaching challenging topics such as body science, safe and unsafe touching, appropriate behaviour, and sensuality and sexuality.
Participants will become clear on their personal values about relationships, safety, and sexuality and develop strategies to foster meaningful conversations with the children in their lives. Parents of all grades welcome, although the content will be focused on adolescence (age 13+).