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Archives for November 2011

Toys and Gifts

Hi Miss Faith, With Christmas right around the corner, I'm dreading the gifts that come from my in-laws! I want to have toys that are beautiful, handmade, from natural materials, in my home. However, they won't pay $150 for a Waldorf-style doll. Do you have any suggestions? Hi! My sympathies! Parents' best efforts to control what comes into their homes can fly out the … [Read more...]

Young Kids and Chores

Dear Miss Faith, Can you talk a little bit more about responsibilities/expectations/chores for 2-3 year olds? How do you go about incorporating young kids into household tasks, self-care, etc? What can you reasonably expect at different ages? When do you institute mandatory chores? -E.N. Dear E., These are great questions! As you know if you’ve read just about anything … [Read more...]

Fall Celebrations: Martinmas

Martinmas (November 11th) is not commonly celebrated in the United States, but it's such a lovely festival that I wanted to tell you all about it. I love celebrating these 'smaller' festivals because they have not been taken over by commercial interests, and you can really shape them to be special events for your family or your class/program. Martinmas in particular holds an … [Read more...]

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