Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children


      Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children
As we see a shift of old forms that were once the foundations of our daily lives, parents who must prepare the next generation to meet the changing world have questions today than ever before Although our cultural values and family structures may change, it is the atmosphere in the home that continues to form the foundation of a child s life In Heaven on Earth,parent and educator Sharifa Oppenheimer reveals how parents can make the home environment warm, lively, loving, and consistent with their highest ideals Heaven on Earth balances a theoretical understanding of child development with practical ideas, resources, and tips that can transform family life Readers will learn how to create the regular life rhythms needed to establish a foundation for learning how to design indoor play environments that allow children the broadest development of skills and how to create outdoor play spaces that encourage vigorous movement and a wide sensory palette Through art, storytelling, and the festival celebrations, this book is an invaluable guide to building a family culture based on the guiding principle of love a culture that supports children and encourages the free development of each unique soul.Sharifa Oppenheimer offers a gift from the heart Heaven on Earth is a practical, inspiring resource that brings the author s informed, intuitive understanding of young children into the heart of the home Sharifa Oppenhiemer has given the world a great gift in the pages of this book The important child development information is exquisitely combined with the best How to s I have seen in any book for parents Her book, is a ready guide that insures joyful, enthusiastic children who learn easily and contribute to their families and society for a lifetime I have delighted in every page and feel this is absolutely A must read for parents, grandparents, teachers, and perhaps everyone who will ever touch the life of a child Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., biologist and international educational consultant to 32 countries and author of Smart Moves Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head and Awakening the Child Heart, Handbook for Global Parenting This delightful book will be a wonderful resource for parents They will certainly appreciate its warm, friendly, personal, and reassuring tone I would have loved such a book when I was a young mother For those whose children already attend Waldorf programs, it provides a helpful resource for creating a bridge between home and kindergarten For others, this lovely book offers wonderful glimpses into the wise and nurturing practices of Waldorf early childhood education In a world where childhood is increasingly media ted and adult erated, this book offers much needed support for the protection of childhood Susan Howard, chairperson, Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and coordinator, International Association for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Education Being a parent is a challenging assignment, but with the help of Sharifa Oppenheimer s book, Heaven on Earth,our work immediately becomes easier This book is both heartfelt and practical It offers sound parenting principles with down to earth examples of how to raise children with both insight and grace Jack Petrash, director, Nova Institute, and author, Navigating the Terrain of Childhood A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline Best Download [ Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children ] by [ Sharifa Oppenheimer ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Sharifa Oppenheimer was the founding teacher of the Charlottesville Waldorf School, Virginia, where she taught kindergarten for twenty one years and served as day care director of the early childhood program She has helped develop new teachers through teacher training programs at Sunbridge College in New York State, and at Rudolf Steiner College near Sacramento as a master teacher offering practicum and internship opportunities She has written many articles on Waldorf education, helping the parents of her students create supportive home environments Recently she initiated a home based kindergarten program, The Rose Garden Sharifa is the mother of three grown sons, who were educated in the Waldorf tradition She lives in an enchanted forest in Virginia.from

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  • Paperback
  • 235 pages
  • Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children
  • Sharifa Oppenheimer
  • English
  • 17 June 2017
  • 0880105666

10 thoughts on “ Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children

  1. says:

    Parts of this were too prescriptive for me Don t buy plastic toys for your kids, for example she recommends corn cobs instead I know they are just suggestions, but she puts them forth like they are the one right way to parent I did, howe...

  2. says:

    I LOVED this book Definitely on the hippie crunch side, but so many good ideas and no lecturing I m excited to put many of her ideas into practice, and I especially like the part about how doing daily...

  3. says:

    I m walking away from this book with a greater understanding of the value of open ended play and how I can allow my kids to be kids and learn through experience There s a lot that I already have incorporated into our family structure and a lot to still incorporate It s good for a type A like myself to be reminded to live in the moment instead of living in my to do lists And I want to not intrude on their imaginative world where I impose my adult views on their experience The author and I dif I m walking away from this book with a greater understanding of the value of open ended play and how I can allow my kids to be kids and learn through experience There s a lot that I already have incorporated into our family structure and a lot to still incorporate It s good for a type A like myself to be reminded to l...

  4. says:

    This book came highly reviewed as one of her top two parenting books by a blog that I really like my link text so I was expecting a lot out of it And while yes, I did gain some inspiration particularly related to consciously developing a family rhythm and culture , the book itself felt so idealized and elitist that I was a bit turned off In order to fully implement everything she says every kid should have, you d really have to live in the country and be rich For example, in the Outdoo This book came highly reviewed as one of her top two parenting books by a blog that I really like my link text so I was expecting a lot out of it And while yes, I did gain some inspiration particularly related to consciously developing a family rhythm and culture , the book itself felt so idealized and elitist that I was a bit turned off In order to fully implement everything she says every kid should have, you d really have to live in the country and be rich For example, in the Outdoor Play chapter, she says that every kid really should have some kind of hill to play on She recommends impo...

  5. says:

    I really liked the parts about establishing a family rhythm and discipline disliked the Jesus commentary, and while the book is called Heaven on Earth I thought it was unnecessarily and somewhat awkwardly inserted into her commentary T...

  6. says:

    Extremely helpful in terms of ideas on how to set rhythms and seasonal celebrations as well as ideas on how to optimize play spaces both indoors and out for children However, I thought the discipline sections were kind of harsh.

  7. says:

    Through my research on child development I m a high school teacher, but a first time mom I have become extremely interested in Waldorf education I d never even heard of it until I started reading books like Simplicity Parenting and You Are Your Child s First Teacher I guess it s not as nationally popular as the better known Montessori education And while Heaven on Earth does not explicitly say it is a Waldorf inspired book, it is and it is wonderful For families that have not yet found the Through my research on child development I m a high school teacher, but a first time mom I have become extremely interested in Waldorf education I d never even heard of it until I started reading books like Simplicity Parenting and You Are Your Child s First Teacher I guess it s not as nationally popular as the better known Montessori education And while Heaven on Earth does not explicitly say it is a Waldorf inspired book, it is and it is wonderful For families that have not yet found their rhythm, this book would be a valuable asset to your library It has suggestions for daily routines, annual routines, seasonal festivals, b...

  8. says:

    This was a great handbook for parents of children in the 4 and older age range Filled with lots of great ideas for craft, play, festival celebrations, and parenting in general I lost focus in the book from time to time as my child is still under 2 and many of the activities ideas did not apply yet to us Further, the author talks about creating a utopia of sorts in the home for the child she was incredibly idealistic and sometimes elitist Any extremist sort of viewpoint on things no su This was a great handbook fo...

  9. says:

    I really liked this book It goes along with things I think about parenting anyway, and things that are being ignored by our mainstream culture Lots of good, practical ideas about incorporating rhythm into kids lives, making handmade toys, dealing with social pressures, etc I m reading it for the second time checked it out from the library again and I m glad I did When she says young children, ...

  10. says:

    A LOVELY guide for anyone interested in incorporating Waldorf principles into home life or those who simply want to take a natural approach to parenting Filled with practical tips for parents on handling everything from birthday parties, to bedtime routine, to storytime What really sets this book apart from the ...

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