Waldorf Parenting Handbook


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"This handbook was developed to meet the needs of young parents and teachers interested in Waldorf child psychology and curriculum. I have applied these ideas and methods in many different school settings, ranging from inner-city classes of below-grade-level readers to independent prep schools and even one Summerhill-type school. The ideas work. For best results, the children need the total Waldorf experience, the whole atmosphere of freedom and creativity built up by a dedicated collegium of teachers who respect and love the children.

I have put together my experience with that of Waldorf school teachers and schools and anthroposophical doctors and psychiatrists. There is one important caveat about this reportage: every single Waldorf school teacher and school is different from every other one in many ways and so this manual is more of an impressionistic collage than a sharp photo". Lois Cusick


1. The Child is Born-Hereditary/Genetic Stream and the Self; Embryonic Sheaths and Threefold Nature of the Child

2. The First Three Years-Growing Down; Walking, Talking, Thinking

3. The Temperaments-Fourfold Bodily Nature; The Developmental Sequence of Juvenile Temperaments

4. Fantasy and Fact in Early Childhood-Circle of the Senses; Mechanical Fantasy and Language; Nursery School

5. How: Methods and the Three R's-Writing Before Reading; Arithmetic; Main Lesson; The Spoken Word

Arts and Crafts

6. The Magic Years: First to Third Grade-Fairy Tale Meaning and Language; Sequence of the Curriculum

7. Grades Four to Seven-Animal Study; History;Plants; The Twelfth Year and the Fall into the Point; Acoustics; Color

8. Puberty: Birth of the Self-Seventh and Eighth Grade Polarities; Adolescence; High School

Lois Cusick had a long career as a Waldorf teacher in the United States and took special interest in bringing an understanding of the Waldorf approach to parents.
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Title: Waldorf Parenting Handbook

Author(s): CUSICK, LOIS

Categories: Education and Parenting,

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner College Press:

ISBN Number: 0916786757

ISBN Number 13: 9780916786755

Seller ID: 10375

Keywords: Education Parenting Waldorf START Education and Parenting,