The Parent Enrichment committee works to bring programs to inform our community about the the profound philosophy behind Waldorf education and anthroposophy in general, as well as support on the parenting journey. Over the course of the year, programs are offered which are geared to parents of all ages of students.
SPRING 2015 PARENT ENRICHMENT OFFERINGS:
Home Care during the Cold & Flu Season with Barbara Cavanagh
Monday, January 12th | 7-9p in the High School Assembly Hall
Interactively share and learn about strengthening immunity, caring for sick children at home, healthy ways to bring comfort and healing, when to keep a child home from school, aspects of nurturing, and demonstrations of healing methods with beloved anthroposophical nurse, Barbara Cavanagh.
When Teens Awaken, Who Will Be There? with Claudia Lainson
Tuesday March 10th | 7-9pm in the High School Assembly Hall
Join us for this engaging presentation on the precarious state of adolescents in a culture gone mad. In this age of increasing technological demands, advancements, and “virtual community,” our teens struggle to find their identity, create true human-centered connection, while tempted to navigate social-networking minefields, often at their detriment and peril. The greater the spiritual capacities our new generations carry, the more urgent it is that they meet educators who can draw forth the profundity of the biographical mysteries they bear. How do we midwife genius? How do we compete with the luring enticements effortlessly delivered through technology? The change before us demands that we have the courage to ask these hard questions.
Claudia McLaren Lainson is a teacher and Therapeutic Educator. She has been working in the field of Anthroposophy since 1982, when she founded her first Waldorf program in Boulder, Colorado. She lectures nationally on various topics related to spiritual science, human development, the evolution of consciousness and the emerging Christ and Sophia mysteries of the twenty-first century.
Learning Differences: Neurodevelopment, Why Waldorf Works, and How to Identify Problems with Dee Coulter
Thursday April 23rd | 7-9pm Mary B Winston Atrium (Festival Hall)
A minimum of 30% of today’s children in any given school have learning difficulties. Join us as Dee Coulter, founding member of the Shining Mountain Waldorf School community and nationally recognized neuroscience educator, offers current research and helpful methods for working with children and their learning differences. Dee will also share with us why Waldorf Education has so much success in this area, and you will learn what Shining Mountain is currently doing and will be implementing to support our students.
Also join us for a very special presentation
A Second Classroom: Parent-Teacher Relationships in a Waldorf School with Torin Finser
Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm, in the Ginny Boone Oppenheim Festival Hall at Denver Waldorf School ($10 suggested donation)
If you would like to carpool to this event, please contact either of the following:
Parent Handwork | Tuesdays at 8:45am | Community House Living Room
Stop by any Tuesday for fellowship and handwork. All experience levels welcome. We’ll have seasonal projects and supplies, or bring your own. Contact Kari Palazzari at email@example.com.
Wisdom of Fairy Tales |Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00 AM
Begins September 17th
The eternal wisdom in fairy tales and their archetypes creates soul health and strength, and evokes the highest in everyone. Learn stages of earthly and spiritual development. Glean wisdom and re-sources to face challenges and develop-ment in everyday life. Contact Kim Marie 303-443-1617, Kim@Sophia-Rising.com
Sacred Parenting: Bringing Truth, Beauty & Goodness to Family Life
Mondays, 9:00-11:00 AM | Begins September 22nd
We won’t do it perfectly, but we can do it nobly. Develop skills and tools while connecting with others on the journey of sacred parenting. Consider how rhythm, routine, bedtimes, communication, nourishment and more can make a significant impact on your family life. Understand your child and yourself more deeply for a joyful parenting experience. Contact Kim Marie at 303-443-1617, Kim@Sophia-Rising.com
Felting with Christine Summerfield
Beginning Friday, September 19th
How to Know Higher Worlds Every Other Wed. 7-9pm |Begins Oct. 1st, 1st Gr. Classroom
A conversational group inquiry into Steiner’s “How to Know Higher Worlds.” Open to all levels of experience, especially to find out more about anthroposophy. Steiner charts an inner meditative path that can lead us both to inner peace & to enhanced powers of soul. Contact Tom Altgelt at 303.601.8601.