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Childhood, Festivals, Parenting, Sunday With Sarah, Waldorf Education

Celebrating Festivals With Children


Festivals and celebrations are important for children and nourishing to family life.

Seasonal celebrations help children mark the passage of time and experience the rhythm of the year. Further, celebrating festivals connect us with community and bring deeper meaning to our lives.

This week on “Sunday with Sarah,” I share my thoughts on the importance of festivals for children.

What festivals, holidays, and celebrations does your family observe? Are there festivals that you celebrate with a larger community? Which are your favorites? Please share your thoughts here!

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Childhood, Waldorf Education

Jack Petrash: Educating Children for the Future


This week, instead of my usual “Sunday With Sarah” video, I present to you Jack Petrash, a master Waldorf teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. He is also an author, father, and one of the best spokespersons for Waldorf education that I know.

How do we educate children in a rapidly changing world and prepare them for a future that we can’t yet envision?

Jack attempts to answer this question in an inspiring TEDx Talk entitled “Educating Children for the Journey” which I am delighted to share with you here today.

So grab a cup of tea, carve out 10 minutes for yourself, and prepare to be inspired!


Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out

Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline

Covering Home: Lessons on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball

What comments from Jack’s talk resonated most with you? Was there anything you disagreed with with? Were you left with any questions? Please share your thoughts here!




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Childhood, Parenting, Rhythm, Sunday With Sarah

Rhythm: A Gift for Children & Families

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were happy, and filled with love and joy.

It’s 2013 and I’m so glad to be back with you again!

This week on “Sunday With Sarah” I discuss the benefit of rhythm and routine for young children, and how it can make our job of parenting so much easier.

What is the flow of your day like? Do you long for a more rhythmic life? Have any tips to share with others? Share your struggles and successes here!

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