I got an email this morning from Rahima Baldwin Dancy regarding resources for the nine-year change and since it was so timely I thought I would pass the suggestions onto all of you:
First of all, I have mentioned this article in other posts on this blog but here is the link again for the free article regarding the nine-year-change: http://www.waldorfinthehome.org/2005/01/parenting_the_nine_year_old.html.
I have passed that article on to many parents, Waldorf and non-Waldorf alike!
I love Daena Ross and her presentation on the 12 senses. Here is one I have not heard but will be checking out soon: her workshop on “The Nine-Year Change”. It is available in CD format for only $12.50 plus shipping at http://www.waldorfinthehome.org/2007/07/the_nineyear_change.html.
And finally, Rahima writes, “If you have a daughter who is approaching (or in the midst of) puberty, I highly recommend signing on for our free tele-seminar with DeAnna L’am, author of Becoming Peers—Mentoring Girls into Womanhood. On Tuesday, Oct. 6th I will be interviewing DeAnna, who was a keynote speaker at our last conference in California, “Educating Our Children—Changing the World.” If you are a mother, grandmother, stepmother, aunt or any woman with a special girl in her life, you won’t want to miss this discussion of ways to prepare yourself for her puberty and ways to lay a foundation for lifelong friendship with your daughter. If you can’t make the live interview at 1:00 pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, Oct 6th, you can still sign up to receive the free recording. To learn more, or to sign up, click on http://www.deannalam.com/deannalam_020.htm.”
Other audio resources include the CDs of Betty Staley’s keynote, “It’s Never too Early to Prepare for Adolescence” (which I have the CD of and really should review on this blog! Boy, so many things to cover and so little time!). William Bento’s workshop, “Adolescence: A Grail Journey of the Heart.” I am not familiar with William Bento, but it may be worth checking out. Rahima advises just entering their last names into the search engine at www.waldorfinthehome.com.
Hope that helps some of you! Happy Friday!