Walking with Our Children

Parenting as Companion and Guide

Nancy Blanning

Currently reprinting - due 15 Mar 2024

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  • Accessible articles on different aspects of parenting young children, first published in the magazine Lilipoh
  • Offers practical suggestions for home-based activities to bring Waldorf ideas into family life

A collection of articles by Nancy Blanning for parents on how to successfully bring Waldorf ideas and practices into a home with young children.

216 x 138 mm
WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
Parenting & Child Health; WECAN (Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America)
76 pages
Publication date:
27 Oct 2017


Many parents of young children ask how best to bring Waldorf ideas and best practices in their homes.

This inspiring but accessible collection of articles, originally published in the anthroposophical magazine Lilipoh, offers suggestions for home-based activities, both work and play, to help develop a conscientious home life with young children.

Parents are encouraged to think of themselves as a leader, showing children the way down a path. But sometimes parents must step to one side and be a guide instead, walking alongside their child. This book will help parents understand when to lead and when to guide, for a long and fruitful journey.


'... Nancy offers practical and enjoyable ways to approach parenthood with courage and a sense of freedom... Nancy's insights, built on experiences with her students, children, and grand--children, offer profound reassurance.'
-- Kindling


Nancy Blanning has been active in Waldorf early childhood education for over 25 years, most recently as the therapeutic support teacher at the Denver Waldorf School. She is also a teacher trainer, mentor, and remedial consultant to other Waldorf schools. She serves as the editor of Gateways, the newsletter of the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, and is a WECAN board member.

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