Creating the Gift of Wonder

Uncategorized Jan 02, 2021

 This year we have all been given a gift! Whether we like it or not, we have been given the gift of time and simplicity which, let's be honest, we have been wishing for anyway.

In our Parent Child Garden classes we have been talking about this slowing down as an opportunity to connect more deeply to our children, to nature and to ourselves. We watch the children every week take such delight in the littlest treasures in the woods and find great joy in just being. We can surely take a page from their little book this season! 

Big family celebrations, trips to the mall and holiday concerts were no longer on our list of things to do and we were given the gift of bringing stillness and wonder back to the season. Even though the holidays are winding down, there is no reason we can't keep the festive spirit alive for our families. The gift of wonder is always relevant! Remember, less is more, especially for the little ones in our...

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Happy Children?

Uncategorized May 09, 2020

As parents, we all want our children to be happy. But what does that really mean? Do we protect them from undesirable experiences, obstacles, conflict, hopeful that they will always be happy? Or do we really want them to be harmonious? Harmonious within themselves and with the world around them. The harmonious child feels a sense of connection with others, with the natural world and with themselves. There is an experience of kinship and at the same time, freedom - a sense of the other and yet a strong sense of self.

To be harmonious is to be in the state of well being even if you aren't happy, and lets face it, no human can be happy all the time. Undesirable experiences, obstacles and conflict will occur and sometimes often- that is life after all. Sheltering children doesn't keep this from happening. We want to guide them so that when these moments arise, our children find their way back to a sense of well being -being comfortable and at home in their bodies-...

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