Running Yourself Ragged?Post written by simplicity on 16 September 2010
I see many mothers this time of year really running themselves ragged with taking their small, preschool-aged children to “things” – museums, group play dates, the zoo, music and gymnastics and dance classes…And the mothers are exhausted and stressed out trying to get their children out the door!
I know this is not popular opinion, so please do take this and meditate on it (even if this idea totally irritates you for this moment!) and see if anything about it resonates with you! I think small children under the age of 7 need rhythm and being home, especially if this under -7 child is your oldest child. Those of us with babies and older children lament that the little ones have to come along to things – when your preschool aged child is your oldest, you have options! Trust me, there will be plenty of time for “field trips”, classes, lessons and other things as your child matures, and these things will mean much more to them at that time. I have written many back posts on this!
Here are some things I think are important for small children…
Today’s post is by blogger Carrie Dendtler. Carrie is eager to support families with small children who are interested in gentle parenting techniques. She also wants to encourage those interested in a homeschooling experience based upon Rudolf Steiner’s ideas as set forth in Waldorf education. You can subscribe to her blog at The Parenting Passageway!