Lifeways Training as a Single Dad by Robert Heil

The LifeWays curriculum has a strong focus on the needs of people working in the direct care of young children, either as parents, professional care providers, or both. It has a strong emphasis on domestic arts that are still, rightly or wrongly, usually associated with women. And less explicitly, parts of the approach are modeled …

Featured Program: Rose Rock School

Featured Program: Rose Rock School

The Art of Extending Families by Shanah Ahmadi A warm and hearty hello from Norman, Oklahoma! In keeping with the theme: “The Many Faces of LifeWays,” I would like to describe our childcare center, Rose Rock School. At Rose Rock, we are not a center or a home, we are both a center and a …

Create a Life that You and Your Child Both Love By Faith Collins

As a LifeWays-inspired parenting coach and teacher of caregivers, I’ve worked with families and caregivers from many geographic areas and walks of life: mothers, fathers, married and unmarried, grandparents, nannies, caregivers, and teachers, in the U.S., England, Europe, Australia, even the Middle East and Israel. Although their homes and schools look different, all have shared …

All are Welcome by Jaimmie Stugard

All are Welcome by Jaimmie Stugard

People all over the country have been protesting the travel ban that prohibits people from certain countries from traveling to the United States. There has been so much talk of building a wall to separate our nation from the “others” that the school age children in my life are expressing fears and asking questions. The me …

My Experience with Potty Training by Sandra Schmidt

My Experience with Potty Training by Sandra Schmidt

Sandra writes: My room this year is filled to the brim with two-year olds. Over the next year they will be transitioning from diapers to underwear and parents have begun asking about the right time to begin potty-training and how to do it.        While it might not immediately seem related to potty …