When we observe the child and take our cues for readiness from them, we are respecting the child's current stage of consciousness and development, as well as being much more efficient with time and energy spent.

I highly recommend reading the article Non-verbal Education-A Necessity in Development Stages by Michaela Glockler (see below) where she gives an in depth description of stages of childhood.

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Language and baby talk

How to make decisions

The negative effects of media

Living with Children

An incredible, not to miss resource for all aspects of becoming a parent, raising children and understanding their development with consciousness, creativity and courage by Susan Liang.


The Vital Role of Play in Childhood - Joan Almon

Development of movement - stages - Emmi Pikler

Pikler's Trust in the Wise Infant -  Jane Swain

The Plug-in Drug- Parenting before TV - Marie Winn

Non-Verbal Education: A Necessity in the Developmental Stages - Michaela Glöckler , M.D.

The bath, 1893 by Mary Cassat