EDUCATION FOR YOUNG SOULS
Do you sometimes worry that your children seem exhausted, over-scheduled, and stressed-out? Does your gut feeling tell you that just maybe, when it comes to raising and educating our children in the 21st century, we have got things really wrong? Do you find yourself increasingly impatient with the national obsession for super kid accomplishments?
If you do, rest assured that you are not alone because child development psychologists like Dr. David Elkind and educators like John Taylor Gatto, are emphatic that national tendencies, such as academic learning before a child is developmentally ready and long hours spent in classrooms--plus hours spent at home doing homework--may cause more harm than good. We know that super kids can burn out long before their time, and that approximately 15% of children are now at risk for stress-induced medical conditions like anxiety, depression and obesity: a risk that was virtually unheard of before the 1970's.
My name is Elizabeth; I'm a holistic medical practitioner turned homeschooling mom, and I've worked for the past 15 years as a consultant and activist in alternative education. I'm convinced, based on years of witnessing these changes first-hand and plenty of research and observation, that we can follow our instincts and apply a little bit of reason to counter the alarming trends in education. Consequently, our children will grow up to be better educated adults, will be more productive members of society, and will be able to live more meaningful and happier lives. And, our own lives will become easier and less-stressed out too.
Seminars and Coaching
With a lot of passion and enthusiasm, through my seminars and coaching service, I debunk many of the myths that have crept into Western society about educating children, and I offer you alternatives that are time-tested and known to work a whole lot better. Contact me directly to discuss working together to provide a seminar that is specific to your communities needs, or schedule a time to speak privately on just about any concern that has to do with the education of a child. I look forward to hearing from you!