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Faith

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2010-11-20

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Joyful Toddlers is about increasing our enjoyment of the young children (ages 1-5) in our lives.. through conrete actions and by adjusting the lens through which we view them. My work comes out of.. LifeWays, which is inpired by Waldorf education.

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  • High Expectations
    on Nov 20, 2011
    I've written a post on what it means to have high expectations for young kids, and posted it on the new Joyful Toddlers website!  This post, and all future Joyful Toddlers blog posts, will be found on the new site: http://joyfultoddlers.com...
  • Joyful Toddlers Has Moved!
    on Nov 20, 2011
    I've written a post on what it means to have high expectations for young kids, and posted it on the new Joyful Toddlers website!  This post, and all future Joyful Toddlers blog posts, will be found on the new site: http://joyfultoddlers.com...
  • Joyful Toddlers Is Moving!
    on Nov 16, 2011
    I'm excited to announce that Joyful Toddlers is moving to a new spot on the internet!  Change your links and your bookmarks, because from now on my posts will be integrated into the new Joyful Toddlers website,  http://joyfultoddlers.com/.M...
  • Young Kids and ChoresDear 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 ag...
  • 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...
  • Next TeleClass to Begin January 22nd!
    on Oct 27, 2011 in classes
    I've finally set the dates for my next TeleClass, Joyful Days with Toddlers and Preschoolers!  It will take place over six Sundays, from January 22nd through February 26th, from 2pm-3:15pm Mountain Time.  This class is designed for parents,...
  • Toddler/Infant Sibling InteractionsMy daughter is two and my son is almost one month old. My daughter is madly in love with her baby brother and wants to hold and carry him. I help her hold him while sitting down, but am having a tough time redirecting when she tries to pick him up or...
  • Help Getting to Sleep
    on Oct 17, 2011 in rest calming rituals sleep
    Hello,My question is about my 20 month old and sleep. My daughter usually takes several hours to get to sleep no matter what. I really feel she doesn't get enough sleep, and she is often exhausted but cannot seem to stop wiggling. She has always had...
  • Imaginative Journeys for Mundane TasksRedbird tell each child to puthis cloth in the bowlDear Miss Faith,           I’ve never before had children that regularly made a fuss but at the moment I look after two brothers (just turned 3 and...
  • Starting Daycare and Saying Goodbye
    on Oct 10, 2011 in new experiences transitions daycare
    Dear Miss Faith,               My little guy is starting daycare and while I’m sure that it will be a wonderful, loving place for him, I am dreading dropping him off and saying g...
  • Saying Goodbye
    on Oct 10, 2011 in new experiences transitions daycare
    Dear Miss Faith,               My little guy is starting daycare and while I’m sure that it will be a wonderful, loving place for him, I am dreading dropping him off and saying g...
  • hitting smaller childrenHi Miss Faith,First, congratulations. I hope you and your partner had a great honeymoon. I didn't change my last name until I was 3 years into marriage (I didn't think I ever was going to change it, but had a change of heart).    ...
  • Throwing Food
    on Sep 29, 2011 in throwing food mealtimes
    Welcome back and congratulations! I have a question for you - my son is 15 mo old and is the messiest eater you can imagine. For the most part I let him feed himself (he loves it) but eventually he starts throwing food all over the place. At that poi...
  • I'm Back!
    on Sep 28, 2011
    Hi Everyone,Thanks for all of your good wedding wishes.  I'm back from my honeymoon, feeling rejuvenated, and ready to get going again! And...it's taking my brain a bit of effort to switch gears.  So give me a hand and get me started:...
  • See you in October!
    on Aug 19, 2011
    Running through the rice! Dear Readers,If you have all been wondering why my posting has been falling off lately, it's because I've been busy planning my wedding!  Then last Saturday the day came, and I was lucky enough to join my life together...
  • Pre-Verbal HittingHey Miss Faith, I was wondering if you could write more on hitting.          Our pre-verbal 15 mo is going through a rough phase this past month. He hits me and my husband in the face, throws things at us and the dog, pulls t...
  • Toddlers GrabbingDear Miss Faith,My son is 22 months and he always wants to pound on the computer keyboard or grab the mouse.  My husband yells at him a lot for this, and the whole thing is driving me crazy, but I don’t know what to do.  Any ideas yo...
  • Luring Kids into Helping
    on Jul 1, 2011 in storytelling housework imagery
    This is a response that I wrote to a mom in my teleclass who was inspired to fold laundry with her four-year-old daughter, only to discover that her daughter wasn't interested.  I believe that allowing children to help with housework can be wond...
  • New TeleClass Begins June 27th
    on Jun 15, 2011 in classes
    I am excitedly preparing for the new session of my live TeleClass, Joyful Days with Toddlers and Preschoolers!  I held the first two sessions of this class in March, and it exceeded my expectations in almost every way.  The women who signed...
  • When I'm Low Energy
    on Jun 8, 2011 in rest calming support self-care
    Lavender Foot-BathsWhen I am in full health, and have gotten enough sleep, I LOVE my time with children.  But when I don't get enough sleep, or I have a headache, or a cold, or medicine is making me groggy, the amount of energy it takes to care...
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