Waldorf Essentials

Waldorf Essentials

Hosted by: Melisa and Erik Neilsen

Who are we? I’m Melisa! A mom of five children with only two left at home. I’ve been a wife, an ex-wife and a wife again. Two of my children have spectrum struggles. My oldest has ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and my...

Episodes

273. How to Support A Homeschool Family

Season #1

Melisa Nielsen with Waldorf Essentials invites you:   1. If you are a homeschool family - a video offering for you to send to friends and family to help them understand your choice to homeschool.    2. If you were...
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272. Getting Out of Management Mom Mode

Season #1

Melisa Nielsen at Waldorf Essentials challenges you to catch yourself and get out of Management Mom Mode.    - Are you checking out without realizing how much time you are spending on your phone or social media?   -...
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271. A Visit with Super Sam

Season #1

Super Sam Join's Melisa Nielsen at Waldorf Essentials today to share the first story from Super Sam's Adventures.  For more Super Sam stories visit  https://www.waldorfessentials.com/ You can also find us on all...
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270. Teaching History Through Biography

Season #1

Melisa Nielsen with Waldorf Essentials walks you through what Waldorf homeschooling history looks like.  - When does teaching history begin? - What is the progression? - How do you navigate stories that might not...
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269. How is Your Weekend Rhythm?

Season #1

Melisa Nielsen from Waldorf Essentials inspires you to experience how your family rhythm is tied to you.  In this video she specifically chats about weekend rhythm but has an entire playlist of videos dedicated to...
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268. { Auriel's Light } Peaceful Parenting in 2024

Season #1

Part 2 of our podcast is available in our Candle Access HERE: https://www.aurielslight.org/offers/o... Browse our Waldorf Homeschool Curriculum HERE: https://www.waldorfessentials.com Browse our Virtual Waldorf School...
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267. Temperament and Play + Get Out of Management Mom Mode

Season #1

Melisa Nielsen at Waldorf Essentials focuses today on:   - Temperament  and play at co op time   - Reminders of co op guidelines   - Giving your child tools to help them in playground play   - Play dates at your home...
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266. Temperament in Your Parenting and Homeschooling Lesson

Season #1

Melisa Nielsen at Waldorf Essentials has an entire playlist dedicated to discovering your temperament.  LINK HERE   This video focuses on the phlegmatic parent teaching and parenting a choleric child.    The four...
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265. Slow Down

Season #1

    This is a great reminder for every parent to slow down and be more mindful of all the things you say yes to that fill your calendar and mind.    Waldorf homeschooling can feel like a large feat to take on. Melisa...
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264. Why Isn't It Ok to Be a Melancholic?

Season #1

Melisa Nielsen at Waldorf Essentials often hears clients say "please don't tell me I'm a melancholic!".    What is wrong with being a melancholic? What is wrong with being who you truly are?   Take the time to explore...
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263. The Progression of Reading in Waldorf Homeschooling

Season #1

Melisa Nielsen at Waldorf Essentials focuses on the progression of reading.    The Waldorf way of reading is much different:   - Letters are introduced in grade 1.    - There are no flash cards. If there are it is...
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262. { Auriel's Light } Gain Confidence for your Waldorf Homeschooling Middle and High School Years

Season #1

Are you feeling intimidated for homeschooling your child as they get older and enter Middle and High School? This podcast is for you! You'll gain confidence from Melisa, Lara, and Annie to successfully meet your...
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