For Parents

Online Courses for Parents

Welcome to LifeWays!

To introduce you to our innovative approach to care for young children, we invite you to jump into our FREE online course. "Welcome to LifeWays" includes videos and resources to help you deepen your home life and transform your work with children! Enjoy it on your own time, and at your own pace!

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Rhythm is Life with Sharifa Oppenheimer

Sharifa Oppenheimer invites you to join her in a six-week hybrid Zoom and Ruzku course that takes you on a deeper dive into understanding and cultivating the healing forces that are opened by leading a rhythmic life.

Classes will be LIVE Tuesdays, 5- 6:30 pm Pacific/8- 9:30pm Eastern time.

Next session starts October 11, 2022

Can’t make the live class? All registered students will receive a recording of the live workshop! The video recording of each session will be available for viewing by students for one month. Each class will also be accompanied by articles and activities to deepen your experience, and the whole course can be completed for 15 CEUs. You are invited to enroll for the whole session, or join us for each class separately. read more...

Deepening Self-Care with Spacial DynamicsⓇ

Zoom Course with Lynn St. Pierre

First session October 15, 2022

Join us in a positive, supportive environment where we will practice Spacial Dynamics movement forms and hands-on streams with a partner. Invite a friend, family member or your early childhood colleagues to sign up with you so that you all can be together in person and benefit from the hands-on exercises. Fortify your life forces, develop greater strength, balance and energy through these life-giving forms and streams! Each month we'll have a different theme as we journey through the year together. read more...

The Living Arts in Song and Dance with Anna Rainville

Wow! Back by popular demand, world-renowned educator Anna Rainville presents

The Living Arts in Song and Dance

Next session October 26, 2022

Viva Song and Dance – Bringing the Arts to Life!

This course will offer practical ways to bring the Living Arts to life. Learn games to play, songs to sing, and singing games to nurture the joyous confidence of children in your care. read more...

Creating Your Family Culture -- An Elemental Approach

Ongoing - enroll any time!

We don't always pay much attention to culture, but it's always there. It holds us, sustains us, and informs the way we act, feel and think about the world. Wouldn't you love to create the conditions in your home that help each family member live your shared values in a positive way with life-affirming practices?

How do we intentionally craft a family culture that reflects our values? How do we practice those values every day with our children? And how do we continue to hold true to these values as our family grows and our individual needs change? read more...

Healthy Home Rhythms

Ongoing - enroll any time!

This popular online course, developed by Kerry Ingram at Mothering Arts, supports you to create a balanced home rhythm rooted in presence and joy. In this self-paced course, you will work with four water-colored seasonal rhythm wheels (printer required), a meal planner wheel and LOTS of practical resources to develop a rhythm wheel that is unique for your own family.  Create a more connected home life with the help of this inspiring, step-by-step, course that you can do any time and access again and again as the seasons—and your family—change. read more...

Living Arts Through the Seasons ~ Archived

Deepening the Development of Your Family Culture - Archived Seasons

Join our thriving community of parents, creating unique family cultures through connection in everyday home life. Get clear on who you want to be as a parent and how you want to spend your time in simple meaningful ways. read more about our archived seasons...

Additional Resources for Parents

Books for Parents
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CD’s and DVD’s for Parents