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Living Arts Weekly: Children Do Well if They Can

January 29, 2023 This week’s article is from our dear friend and colleague, Mary O’Connell. Mary has a non-profit farm education program and LifeWays Representative site at Paradise Farm in West Bend, where she and her colleagues provide outdoor, farm-based education to children and adults. “Kids who haven’t responded to natural consequences don’t need more consequences.” …

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Living Arts Weekly: Social Ability in Toddlerhood

December 18, 2022 In this week’s article, we examine the developmental aspects of toddlerhood that play into Social Ability. It is the second article in a series that will focus on the development of social ability throughout early childhood.   Toddlerhood is an ultimate phase of Doing colored by a dramatic entrance of the Feeling …

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Living Arts Weekly: Seasonal Altars, Rituals and Celebrations

December 11, 2022 Festivals are universally-shared celebrations of life, and they are as diverse as the people of our beautiful planet. In celebration of the festival traditions that bring us together, we would like to share with you the experiences of several of our LifeWays family this year, all from different walks of life and …

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Living Arts Weekly: Toys and Play Revisited

November 27, 2022 Our children first encounter Creative Exploration through play. It is how they grow and how they learn about the world. As parents, we can support this explorative process by providing ample time for uninterrupted play within our daily rhythms and by creating a nurturing environment that includes appropriate toys. In this article …

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