Parent Resources

Parents are the key ingredient in their child’s education. Research shows that the more you understand about your child’s education, the better it is for your child.

We offer a multitude of resources to support your understanding of Waldorf education, child development, and the job of parenting today.


Parent Education

We offer a variety of parent education programs throughout the year to support parents in supporting their children.

February 27, 7 pm:  Showing of SCREENAGERS — a Documentary about growing up in the digital age
We are proud to present this documentary that shed light on the impact screen time is having on families.  Join us for a viewing of the film with a discussion to follow.  Recommended for adults only.  Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/screenagersEBWS

November 27, 7 pm:  The Development of Thinking
With Ken Smith, Director of the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training

November 1, 7 pm:  The Waldorf High School
With our friends from Waldorf School of the Peninsula High School.

 

 

Parent Book Clubs/Reading Groups
This fall, we’re initiating three book clubs/reading groups to support you on your parenting journey with your child.  We have a few copies in the Squirrel’s Nest for sale, or you can visit your library, call your local bookseller or click on the link to Amazon to get your book.  Meetings schedules will be in the school newsletter and on the calendar.  We look forward to discussing these books with you!

Early childhoodHeaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children by Sharifa Oppenheimer

Lower Grades (1-5)The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

Middle Grades (6-8)Between Form and Freedom: Being a Teenager by Betty Staley

 

Adult Eurythmy
Have you ever wished you could have the Waldorf education your child is getting?  Now you can!  Parents and EBWS community members may join us Monday mornings, beginning September 24, right after drop-off for a 30 minutes eurythmy class with Ms. Karen.  Begin your work week with exercise and artistry and see how productive you are!

Adult Gardening
Join other parents and community members in tending our organic garden. Gardening happens after Adult Eurythmy, around 9:15. Come enjoy the garden, connect with the earth, enjoy the views and maybe take home something for lunch!

 


Books

An Introduction to Waldorf Education by Henry Barnes

You are Your Child’s First Teacher by Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children by Sharifa Oppenheimer

The Well-Developed Child by Sally Goddard Blythe

Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne

Steiner Education: Theory and Practice by Gilbert Childs

Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching From The Inside Out by Jack Petrash

Between Form and Freedom:  Being a Teenager by Betty Staley


Articles/Videos

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent in the New York Times

Do Schools Kill Creativity? TedTalk by Sir Ken Robinson

Drawing is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn, According to New Research in Inc. Magazine

Computers ‘Do Not Improve’ Pupil Results says OECD in BBC News


Other Resources

Waldorf education

Lifeways Workshops

Simplicity Parenting